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Painted Planters and Pots

Create an aged appearance for pots and planters using a rust activator and iron paint.

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create an aged appearance for pots and planters
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Highlights:

Step 1: Apply the Base Coat of Paint

Apply base coat latex paint in terra cotta color (here, Fox Wood KM4087-3 is used). Allow to dry.

apply base coat latex paint in terra cotta color

Step 2: Apply the Iron Paint and Rust Activator

Apply iron paint to the majority of the pots.

Apply rust activator by spraying on and/or brushing on.

Wait 10 minutes for pots to rust.

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