|After: Pots painted and matching!|
|Before: Original pots|
- Spray Paint for base coat: Rustoleum white semi-gloss
- Paint to create design: Sherwin Williams Pewter Cast (I had this sample from a previous project)
- Paint brush: I used a foam brush
- Pots: I had extra Terra Cotta Clay Pots laying around the house
- 150 grit sandpaper
- Polycrylic aerosol
- Orchid potting mix (I did not re-pot the cactus succulent)
Step 1: Lightly sand Terra Cotta Clay Pots so paint will adhere.
Lightly sanded pots
Step 2: Fully paint a first coat of desired color on the clay pots.
|Spray paint grip accessory helps avoid hand cramps|
I always prefer using Rustoleum spray paint as a base coat because it fully seals the item I am using while giving it a really durable paint layer.
Step 3: Wait for paint to dry to the touch. Determine if a 2nd coat is needed. My pots took 2 full coats.
Step 4: Place design on pots using blue painter's tape.
|Tape design on clay pot|
Step 5: Paint desired color to create a fun design using a foam brush. I had a sample of Sherwin Williams Pewter Cast that was left over from a previous project.
|Foam brush to paint the design|
|Pewter Cast sample I already owned|
|Paint design on clay pot.|
Step 6: Repeat for other pots. I went with a straight, clean line on the cactus succulent.
|Design on succulent pot|
Step 7: Add 2 polycrylic layers on the pots in a well ventilated area.
Step 8: Fill pot about 1/3 fill using correct potting mix for re-potting plant. Since I was re-potting 2 orchids, I used Miracle-Gro Orchid Potting Mix.
New orchid potting mix
Step 9: Remove orchids from current pots, loosen root ball, and place orchid in new pot.
|Orchids in their old pots with most of the potting mix gone|
Step 10: Fill voids between the root ball and pot leaving 1/2 inch between soil surface and pot rim
|Orchids re-potted in new pots|
Step 11: Water, let drain.
Step 12: Place in their new home and enjoy!