Ideas for painting pots

Terracotta pots have stayed the same over time. True, there is nothing wrong with that color , burnt orange and that pretty silhouette conical. But why stick with the traditional when you can brighten things up in honor of the new station? So this spring give your pots a new personality.


The project giving your smooth terracotta pot begins two coats of paint white spray. To do this, place the pot on a piece of cardboard in an area that is well ventilated. Shake the can of aerosol and, holding it to 1 foot away from the pot, sprinkle evenly in a sweeping motion up and down. Turn the carton to move the pot and spray again, repeating steps until all sides, including inside, are well covered with paint.

You may have to turn the pot again and spray a second and third layer to make sure that nothing of the initial surface is translucent. Allow the paint to dry for a space of three hours between layers, and give the last layer a time of 24 hours for a complete cure. This is very important: The paint chemicals could affect the soil, so do not use the pot to plant edible herbs or anything like that. Keep in mind that the paint chemicals should not affect the flowers you can plant there.


The next thing you will do is turn your pot, so that its base is up. Then you will place it on a piece of cardboard that is sufficiently large and you will do it in a well-ventilated work area. Now wave a can of neon paint of the color you have chosen and direct it towards the base of the pot; In this case, this part is upwards. Spray in bursts with a movement that slides from side to side, focusing only on the base of the pot. Do not spraying continuously or you risk excessive spraying?

In this project you are looking to cover with paint only the bottom half of the pot, leaving the top (the protruding near the opening) white. Do not worry about the speckled spots of paint that will remain in the center; This is precisely what will give the final work the particular pattern and the beautiful texture. Once you have repeated this process on all sides of the pot and you are happy with the saturation of the color, it allows a drying of 24 hours.


  1. Turn a white pot and put it on a work surface that is suitable for painting.
  2. Put three colors of acrylic paint on a paint tray and have three foam rubber brushes on hand to use; you will use one for each color.
  3. Cut pieces of painter’s tape and add them to the sides of the pot, creating pointed triangular shapes. These do not have to be perfect or have been measured in advance, unless you prefer. Random shapes will give personality to your pot.
  4. Press the ribbon firmly with your fingertips so that it is well placed and use the foam brushes to paint one layer of each color in the triangular spaces between the ribbons.
  5. Repeat the steps for each triangular shape, using a color on each. Depending on the paint, you may need to give between two and three layers to finish it, and then immediately remove the tapes from the pot. Allow the paint to dry for one hour.

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Turn the pot and repeat the same steps, this time creating shapes where their tips are in the opposite direction of the first triangles; in this way they will complement each other. Take special care not to place tape on the first set of painted triangles.

Allow the paint to dry for another hour before moving the pots.

Give your pot an extravagant face using an oil-based marker. This type of marker can be obtained at any craft store. Simply shake the marker to activate the paint, press the tip on a piece of cardboard to disperse the pigment and then draw the expression you want on the pot. Allow to dry for two hours before moving.

Once your pot designs have completely dried, add a clear coat of topcoat to make your pot waterproof. Allows the sealant to dry for 24 hours. Do not worry that the clay pot needs to be able to breathe. The final paint sealant should give your pot an even greater durability.