Transform a plain concrete planter into an eye-catching work of modern art and bring nature to your door this winter
It’s not a spot you linger in for long, but nothing says “welcome” quite like an eye-catching entranceway. A statement planter such as this creates a warm, inviting mood and sets the tone for the interior that lies beyond. Try this easy DIY idea and bring a modern twist to a plain planter.
You will need:
Set your pot on the drop sheet. With a slightly damp cloth, wipe the pot clean of dust and dirt.
Once dry, seal pot inside and out with a coat of Resene Concrete Primer. Leave to dry.
Apply two coats of your basecoat colour using a Resene testpot, allowing drying time between coats. Resene Alabaster is a good option for a white basecoat and will go with most other colours.
Once the basecoat is dry, mask off a simple design around the pot using painter’s low tack masking tape.
Paint masked-off areas using a Resene testpot and leave to dry. Get this look with Resene Double Foundry. Add another coat if needed. Carefully remove the tape before the paint is fully cured.
Apply the masking tape carefully and make sure it is stuck down properly with no wrinkles to ensure you get a sharp, clean line of paint.
You may need several coats to achieve your desired effect. Just wait for the paint to dry completely before adding another coat.
Experiment with different designs – try stripes or other shapes.
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