In my experience, acrylic and spray paint are both paints suitable for terracotta pots. For this project, I’ll be painting terracotta pots with acrylic craft paint. But I have used spray paint for clay pots before too, and it works just as well.
Subsequently, is it safe to spray paint terracotta pots?
You can use any color to spray paint terra cotta! … This is an easy way to add some shabby white style to an ordinary terra-cotta pot. I love the simple, clean look of white decor.
Beside this, is painting terracotta bad for plants?
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.
Can I spray paint plastic pots?
If you can’t find a color you like in spray paint for plastic surfaces, you can spray your pots with special primer that is made to adhere to plastic and then you can spray any indoor/outdoor spray paint over the primer and it will adhere well. … Hold the can about 8-10 inches away from the pot and give it a light spray.
“You can absolutely kill plants with paint,” Conover said. … Conover and Poole’s experiments confirmed that even small amounts of mercury harm some plants and furthered their suspicions about other kinds of indoor pollutants. “It’s almost like fishing in some cases,” Conover said.
Apply a primer to any part of the terracotta pot that you’ll be painting. If you’re planning on leaving certain parts unpainted, then apply a waterproof sealant to those parts. Basically, you’ll want to entire outside of the pot covered with either primer or sealant.
The painted coating may flake off over time but the minimal flaking poses no problems for plants. They are very selective in what they absorb.