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hello, not sure if this is on the right thread but thought I might get a reply here as anywhere else.
I want to paint some large terracotta planters that stay outside on the patio because they're far too heavy to move anywhere else.
does anyone know where I can get some hardwearing paint that will stay on even if we happen to have a cold, maybe snowy winter.
I painted a few of my smaller pots a few years back with some nice bright shades of paint pot samples that I bought in Wilko's but because we then had two bad winters, the paint peeled off them.
I did look in Wilko's & thought I could maybe use paint for stone steps but they only had boring colours.
Masonry paint works the best but there are fewer colours - more than there used to be though and you can get sample pots. I've used ordinary emulsion with a layer of PVA glue on first to seal the terracotta , but it does wear off after a few years with exposure to lots of rain.
There's a few tips here ..........
And take a look at the colours that this company offers
I think our old white walls could do with a change!
Thanks for all the replies, just need to decide on a colour scheme now
I use ordinary emulsion testers ( very cheap ) and you can get every colour imaginable and only buy a small amount to see if you like it. All brands work in either matt or vinyl silk. This summer I went mad and had deep blue, postbox red, yellow and lime green pots.
i painted terracotta pots with outdoor terracotta paint to use as a water feature however. when i turned on the water the largest pot has started to bubble on the outside. this bubbling appeared within minutes of turn on the water. should i have treated the pots with something before painting or should i have varnished the pots after painting ?
Terracotta is porous and will always do this until you kiln dry them. Even then the salt will come out if they have been out doors.