1Plastic Plant Pots: Remove any loose or flaking old finish from the plant pots. Clean surface thoroughly with warm water and detergent or Sugar Soap.
2For greasy, waxed or varnished surfaces, scrub thoroughly with a scouring pad using one of these solutions. Rinse surface thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth.
3Apply ESP liberally with a clean dry lint free cloth. ESP stands for - Easy Surface Prep, which makes paint stick to any smooth shiny surface. It provides a powerful grip for any water or oil based paint. Wait 2 hours or until surface is dry then paint.
4I like to add owatrol oil to both undercoat and paint before applying. This provides greater adhesion and improved flow ability to your paint. Read instructions to get the correct mix ratio.
5Apply undercoat to the pot in smooth even strokes in a colour of your choice then leave to dry.
Top Tip: Paint indoors to avoid dust sticking to the surface while it is drying.
6Finally apply the gloss to finish the job.
7Metal Plant Pots: To paint a metal plant pot, firstly clean with Sugar Soap.
Top tip: When spray painting shake the can vigorously for one minute while the mixing ball rattles. Hold the can 30cm from the surface and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. Top tip: When spray painting don’t choose a windy day and make sure all adjacent surfaces are covered.
8Coat the pot with a spray surface primer. Be sure to wear a dust mask. Be sure to wear a dust mask.
9When the primer is dry, finish the job using a multi purpose spray paint. I’ve set up the pot in such a way that I can walk around it while applying the paint.
10Leave indoors to dry after spraying to avoid any dust particles sticking to the paint.
11When fully dry, they can be planted again to provide a burst of colour in your garden.