We had a lot of old plant pots, the typical cheapish plastic ones in green and terracotta that I really wanted to update. There was nothing wrong with them and instead of going out buying new ones I decided to spray paint them.
There are a few YouTube tutorials but to be honest it’s really easy. I washed all the pots down with sugar soap and allowed them to dry, then I set up an area in the garden with a dust sheet and some bricks to set the pots on. Before spraying I sanded the pots slightly as it is meant to help the spray paint to bond better.
It is important to choose a spray paint that states it covers plastic, quite a few I found where only shiny black or white and I didn’t want that. After browsing the shelves in B&Q I came across this range, which is a multi purpose spray that covers plastic.
I went for Matt black and Matt Midnight rendezvous. At £9.85 a tin it isn’t cheap but from the two cans I managed to cover 6 of the size pots above, 1 slightly larger one and 3 smaller ones, so overall I really thought they were value for money and far cheaper than replacing all the existing pots with new ones.
After preparing the pots it was just a case of spraying them, I found it easier to turn them upside down first so that you could do the lip then to right side up to finish. You do need to be very careful not to touch the paint so my advice is to not fully do the inside of the pots so you still have an unpainted part to be able to move them to dry. They were touch dry within 40 mins.
I love the finished result and I’m really happy that I decided to go ahead with them.
I can’t wait to see what they look like when we get plants in them.
Have you any garden makeover plans?