how to age terracotta pots

how to age terracotta pots

How to Age Terracotta Pots

Aging terracotta pots is an easy way to add rustic charm to your garden or outdoor space. Its a great way to upcycle older pots to give them a fresh look. Follow these simple steps to age your terracotta pots:

Step 1: Clean Your Pot

Using a combination of warm water and dish soap, scrub away any dirt and debris on the surface of your pot. Rinse with plenty of water and pat dry.

Step 2: Add Texture

Using a high grit sandpaper, lightly sand down the surface of your pot. This will help to give the pot an aged texture. Make sure to sand in a circular motion to create imperfections and a worn, rustic look.

Step 3: Add Color

Once you are happy with the amount of texture, you can begin to add color. You can easily create an aged terracotta look by using a mixture of different shades of orange and brown. Start by brushing on an orange paint, then follow up with a mix of Brown and black for a more rustic look.

Step 4: Seal it Up!

Once you are happy with the look of your aged terracotta pot, use a sealer to help protect the paint from the elements. Use a good quality sealant to help keep the pot looking great for years to come.

Additional Tips:

  • Distress the paint. Use a sponge or brush to distress the paint for a more rustic look. This will help to create an aged look.
  • Experiment. Try different colors and seals to get the perfect aged look for your pot.
  • Have Fun. Aging terracotta pots can be a very rewarding process. Have fun while doing it and let yourself be creative!

Aging terracotta pots is a great way to add a rustic charm to any outdoor space. By following these simple steps, you can easily age your pots with minimal effort. All you need is a pot, some paint, and a bit of imagination!