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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.

Golden succulent pot

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.

How to paint a gold effect on a pot

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

Other ideas: Transform a terracotta pot in the same way using Resene Terracotta Sealer instead of Resene Concrete Primer.

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