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Sunflower pot

Transform a plain terracotta pot into a colourful garden feature with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 61

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Artists’ brushes, paintbrush, Resene Clearcoat UVS, Resene Terracotta Sealer, Resene testpots of Resene Brown Pod, Resene California, Resene Green House, Resene Malibu, and terracotta pot.

To get the look: Mark stained the bench with Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Japanese Maple.

Other ideas: Create a fabulous daisy pot painting the centre with Resene Bright Spark and the petals with Resene Alabaster.

Step 1
Step one
Apply one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer to the terracotta pot and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Malibu to the outside and inner rim of the pot and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply a second coat of Resene Malibu to the outside and inner rim of the pot and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the centre of the sunflower on the front of the pot using Resene Brown Pod. Allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the sunflower petals, as shown, using Resene California. Allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the sunflower stalk and leaves, as shown, using Resene Green House. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of each colour and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply one coat of Resene Clearcoat UVS to the outside and inner rim of the pot and allow to dry.

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