Give Terracotta Planters a Makeover with this Cheap Neon Paint Trick

Terracotta pots looking a little dingy? Coveting those cool paint-dipped ones you’ve seen at the pricey home décor stores but can’t bring yourself to shell out $50 a pot? Me neither. This easy paint project gives you that look by building on three big trends—metallic, neon and paint-dipped motifs—to give them a thoroughly modern makeover, for cheap. Happy planting!

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Neon & Metallic Planters

You will need

  • Old terraccotta pots
  • Outdoor spray primer
  • Metallic spray paint for outdoors
  • Neon spray paint for outdoors
  • Painter’s tape
  • Plastic trash bag(s)

Method

  • Empty your pot and thoroughly wash with mild soap and water. Let dry.
  • Prime pots; let dry.
  • Tape off edge of area to be covered in silver paint with painter’s tape. Cover that area with a plastic bag and tape down the edges.
  • Spray exposed part with a light coat of neon paint; let dry. Repeat light coats as necessary to get the color you want. Let dry completely (overnight).
  • Tape off the neon area and cover with a plastic bag as above. Spray on the metallic paint in light coats, letting dry in between.
  • Allow to dry completely before replacing plants.

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Makeover Your Planters With This Cheap Trick
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