If you’re looking to waterproof your terracotta garden pots and protect them against staining, water-based sealers (such as the Miteq Sealer 102) on the outside is the best product to use. These penetrating sealers sit just below the surface of pots and give them natural look and finish.
Secondly, how do you make terracotta waterproof?
Apply a layer of exterior varnish to the inside of any pot that will be part of a water feature, such as a fountain. This extra layer of protection will completely waterproof the inside of the pot from leaks.
Then, does spray paint seal terracotta pots?
It’s amazing what you can do with a little bit of spray paint. As you can see, the clay terra cotta pots are just well, kind of dull and boring. Of course, you could use any color of spray paint, I chose white. … Spray painting terra cotta pots is an easy DIY project that anyone can do!
How do you seal and paint terracotta pots?
Clean the flower pot by wiping away any dust and dirt with a slightly damp sponge or rag. Next, seal the flower pot by applying two coats of sealer—inside and out—using either Clay Pot Sealer or FolkArt Outdoor Sealer. Allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second coat.
Do remember that if you don’t have a kiln, you will either have to buy your bisque ware to glaze. Or you will also need to ask the kiln firing service to bisque fire your pottery first. As explained above, and here in this article, most pottery does need to be bisque fired before it’s glazed.
Before using a terra cotta pot, especially if keeping it outdoors, coat with a protective sealant. You can use a stone sealant such as those used for marble or granite floors. This will keep the water out and help protect the pot from the elements.
Mod Podge Terracotta Pots Tips
Use gloss Mod Podge for a shiney hard finish. Seal the inside of the pot as a final coat to prevent water seeping and cracking the design. Pick a paper napkin in any pattern you want, this technique will work to make any style or size pot.