Use This Easy Hack to Refinish a Potted Planter
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Use This Easy Hack to Refinish a Potted Planter

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Learn how to use this easy hack to refinish a potted planter, and give your faded pots an upgrade this summer.

Learn how to use this easy hack to refinish a potted planter, and give your faded pots an upgrade this summer.

Each year when summer rolls around I think about how badly my resin-potted planters need to be refinished.

I have a lot of potted planters scattered around my landscaping and although they are in good condition, they are faded and worn.

Some of them are planted with perennials and some are planted each year with annuals.

My perennial planters include several with lavender, mint, ferns, and rose bushes. My favorite flowers to plant annually are coleus, vinca, begonias, and petunias.

It is easy to refinish a potted planter when there is nothing in it, but it can be quite difficult to refinish when there are plants in them.

The paint coats the leaves and the chemicals may or may not destroy the plants. But with this easy hack, it is super easy to refinish a potted planter!

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    Materials List:

    • Heavy-duty tin foil
    • Spray paint

    Cost Est: $10-$20

    Easy Hack to Refinish a Potted Planter

    #1.  Wipe down the planter.

    Learn how to use this easy hack to refinish a potted planter, and give your faded pots an upgrade this summer.

    Elevate the planter onto a piece of scrap wood or leftover brick, and using a clean, damp cloth or rag wipe down the planter to remove any debris and dirt.  Follow this with a clean, dry cloth and wipe down the planter so that it is completely dry. 

    Easy Hack to Refinish a Potted Planter

    #2.  Wrap the plants with tin foil.  

    Learn how to use this easy hack to refinish a potted planter, and give your faded pots an upgrade this summer.

    Take the heavy-duty tin foil and measure out a piece long enough to wrap the entire plant.  Taking the piece of tin foil, carefully wrap the plant and pinch together the ends of the tin foil.  Tuck the bottom of the foil underneath the plant and pinch the top of the tin foil together over the plant as well to avoid any openings in which the plant could get sprayed.  

    Easy Hack to Refinish a Potted Planter

    #3.  Spray the planter.

    Hold the spray approximately 12 inches from the planter and spray in smooth even strokes.  Apply two even coats allowing them to dry completely in between.  

    Consider using oil-rubbed bronze, faux terra cotta, faux concrete, metallic, copper, white, black, aged bronze, or a bold color to give your planter a bold makeover.

    BEFORE

    Learn how to use this easy hack to refinish a potted planter, and give your faded pots an upgrade this summer.

    Use this technique to give any old planter a fresh spring makeover.

    AFTER

    Learn how to use this easy hack to refinish a potted planter, and give your faded pots an upgrade this summer.

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      1. Loved the tin foil idea. My pots are in good condition but due to their light color need a makeover. I just may try the oil rubbed bronze color. Thanks for the idea.

      2. Have you ever tried using Traditional All In One Paint ? It will not fade for years and it just needs to be cleaned occasionally with your hose is perfect ! It will paint anything and you purchased from the web site and there’s always promotionals and up to 50% off and more they have beautiful colors and even metallics and you could paint your front door with only a small amount and you get a free sample along with a color card and or you can mix your own colors ! Everyone that has used it has loved it and become addicted to it. You can even paint your kitchen cabinets without sanding and there’s tutorials on everything you can even paint metal your car convertible, top leather concrete, etc. good luck. I hope this helps you some, and maybe you will be introduced to a new product that is sure to become an addiction While fixing up your house it’s water-based no odors and much more! Have a great day from Gerridag !

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