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Paint Concrete, Fibre or Terracotta pots

With some creativity and paint you can turn plain concrete, fibre or terracotta pots into a dramatic feature or focal point.


It doesn't take much effort to transform concrete, fibre or terracotta pots. All you need are a few supplies and some creativity. In fact, we even provide the creativity for you - just follow our instructions below!

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It's not always easy to find nice containers or pots, and you may end up settling for second best. But we will show you how to transform plain concrete, fibre or terracotta pots with a bit of paint and creativity.

Give your indoor and outdoor plants a dash of flair by painting the pots and containers. The method outline below works well on an unglazed finish including cement pots, fibre pots or terracotta pots.






Painting supplies

Painter's tape

Tape measure








1. Before applying paint, sand down the pots with 120-grit sandpaper. This will remove any rough surface and also prepare the pot for painting. Roughing up by sanding ensures that any paint you apply will properly adhere to the pot finish. Wipe clean to remove any traces of dust.

2. Any exterior paint can be used to paint the pots if they are going outdoors, or use an oil-based enamel paint. Choose your own colours or go with our classic black and white theme. Apply a single base coat for the effect shown here, or apply a second coat for a more solid coat. DO let each coat dry before applying the next coat.





3. Use painter's tape to mask off any designs that you want to apply to the pots. Painter's tape is far more effective than masking tape. Now you can apply the second paint colour in the same way.

GOOD TO KNOW: Remove the painter's tape after about 30-minutes, or before the paint completely dries. 



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