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So will fence stain work on terracotta pots?  Watered down masonry paint?

How will this affect the porosity or other characteristics of the pot?

Cheers all,



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    Yep - I've used both  :)
    You can add a coat of varnish if you want to keep it smart, and all that will do is help the pot's water retention, so it's often very useful. 
    I sometimes use a coat or two pf PVA first, but that can prevent paint adhering, so it depends on the paint - the fence stuff slides off it. pVA is good on the inside though.
    I've actually used ordinary house wall emulsion as well. I did a pot when I moved here 7 years ago, and it's still there. The pot is falling apart now though  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Cool, the girls enjoy painting and Ive got a tub of blue cuprinol fence to get rid of :smile:

    I was watching a youtube video of whitewashing teracotta pots but they didnt mention the paint type.

  • Someone I know painted her pots and then stencilled on them they look really good
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