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Metallic plant pot

It’s easy to transform an old terracotta pot into a metallic masterpiece with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 89

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket, garden hose with clean running water, garden sprayer, old terracotta pot, paintbrush, Resene FX Metallic tinted to Resene Funtasia, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Daisy Bush, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Resene Sandtex Mediterranean effect, Resene Terracotta Sealer, rubber gloves, stiff-bristled brush.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Unwind.

Other ideas: For a stunning gold effect apply two coats of Resene Bullion over a basecoat of Resene Porsche.

Step 1
Step one
In a garden sprayer, mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 2
Step two
Spray the old terracotta pot with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 3
Step three
In a plastic bucket, mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the solution vigorously over the terracotta pot using a stiff-bristled brush.
Step 5
Step five
Rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply Resene Terracotta Sealer to the pot inside and out. Then apply one coat of Resene Sandtex Mediterranean effect to the pot, dabbing the paint to create a textured effect. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Daisy Bush to the pot and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Funtasia to the pot allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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