Painting plant pots is a great way of using up left over spray paint from previous projects and can be complete in just a few hours. … As well as injecting colour, spray paints can add texture to your everyday, plastic plant pots.
Besides, how do you paint outdoor plastic pots?
Tips that always works for me:
- Clean the pot with soap and water.
- Let it dry.
- Lightly sand the outside of the pot with a fine-grit sandpaper.
- Wipe the planter using a damp cloth to remove all dust.
- Paint with choice of paint.
- Let the pots dry.
- Use a sealant to protect your garden pot paint.
- Let it dry overnight.
Then, which paint is best for plastic pots?
To Paint Plastic Plant Pots you will need –
- Plastic pots. …
- Acrylic paints or gloss enamels (these are outdoor and waterproof, but we used the less waterproof acrylics)
- Posca pens (if you wish, sharpies would work too)
- Paint brushes.
Is acrylic paint waterproof?
Although it might be slightly water-resistant, it does not provide a waterproof coat. To make it waterproof, add a sealer over the acrylic paint. … If you have not treated the surface in any way and the paint is still wet, the rain can wash away the acrylic paint.
If you paint a terra cotta pot or surface without preparing it properly, eventually the moisture from your plant will seep through to the outside of your craft and do some serious damage to your artwork. Plus, paint seeping into your plant could kill more delicate greens, as well.
Use paints that are specifically formulated to adhere to plastics. There are several available on the market such as Krylon Fusion for Plastic® , Valspar® Plastic Spray Paint , and Rust-Oleum Specialty Paint For Plastic Spray . If using regular spray paint then your item will need to be primed.
Unlike terracotta pots, these smooth plastic pots don’t hold the paint too easily. So let each coat dry well and use two coats everywhere (except the drip) so it doesn’t scratch off easily. Painting plastic pots makes even more sense because you can customise your colours to go with your decor.
Apart from acrylic paints, you might be wondering if you can spray paint your flower or pots as well. Well, as long as it is done safely, and the spray paint does not get on the plants, it’s definitely way to use. … As long as the spray paint doesn’t get on the plants or flowers, they will be fine.
You can use acrylic paint on most types of plastic. However, you need to select the correct paint for your project. You may also need to properly prepare and seal the paint to the surface, most of the time, by sanding and priming plastic before adding the paint.