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Golden succulent pot

Transform an old concrete plant pot into a shimmering gold garden feature with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 21

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Concrete plant pot , Good quality potting mix, Paintbrush, Paint stirrer, Resene Concrete Primer, Resene Enamacryl Metallic tinted to Resene Bullion, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Porsche, Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear), Small pebbles, Small succulent

To get the look: Mark painted the background fence with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene English Walnut.

Step 1
Step one
Ensure the pot is clean and dry and then apply one coat of Resene Concrete Primer and allow two hours to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Porsche to the pot and allow two hours to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Carefully stir the Resene Enamacryl Metallic to ensure the metallic flakes are evenly distributed.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Bullion to the pot and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a second coat of Resene Bullion to the pot, again allowing two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) gloss to the pot, allowing two hours for each coat to dr.y
Step 7
Step seven
Partly fill the pot with good quality potting mix.
Step 8
Step eight
Plant the succulent into the potting mix and cover any bare soil with a few small pebbles.

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