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Terracotta planter

It’s easy to create this simple planter using a couple of terracotta pots and some Resene testpots.

Make a terracotta planter
Left: Green hues.  Right: Terracotta planter.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 75

Difficulty level:  Easy

You will need: 

To get the look:  Mark stained the background fence with Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Warm Kwila.

Other ideas:  For subtle green effect use a combination of Resene Soft Apple and Resene Parsley.

How to make a terracotta planter:

Step 1 Step one
Apply a generous amount of exterior construction glue to the base of the terracotta bowl.
Step 2 Step two
Place the terracotta pot on top and allow the glue to dry.
Step 3 Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Aquapel and Terracotta Sealer to the planter and allow to dry.
Step 4 Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Red Herring to the outer sides of the planter and allow to dry.
Step 5 Step five
Apply a second coat of Resene Red Herring to the outer sides of the planter and allow to dry.
Step 6 Step six
Turn the planter upside down and paint the base rim with two coats of Resene Pohutukawa, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Turn the planter the right way up and paint the outer and inner top rim with one coat of Resene Pohutukawa and allow to dry.
Step 8 Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Pohutukawa to the outer and inner top rim and allow to dry.

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