DIY – How to Paint Pots to Look like Faux Cement Concrete Planters

DIY - How to Paint Pots to Look Like Faux Cement Concrete Planters Title PageDIY – How to Paint Pots to Look like Faux Cement Concrete Planters. Give old plastic pots a new life as a funky fake Concrete Planter! These are plastic planters I’ve recently finished painting to look like concrete/cement.

UPDATE – Find the FULL Step-by-Step Tutorial on how I did this here –

DIY – How to Paint Pots to Look like Cement – FULL Step-by-Step Tutorial

The plastic pots were old, a little faded and scuffed, but as they were large and overall still in sound shape and I had some paint available, it was well worth the effort to revamp them versus buying new and quite expensive pots.

DIY - How to Paint Pots to Look Like Faux Cement Concrete Planters Close UpAfter the first coat of light grey, I scrunched up newspaper (instead of using a sponge) and dabbed on darker grey. I also didn’t finish with a clear coat finish, as that was a product I did not have on hand and these planters won’t be in the weather.

(UPDATE – They have well and truly been out in the weather, but doing fine!)

DIY - How to Paint Pots to Look Like Faux Cement Concrete Planters Large Planter

Also finished, is this huge planter (over 1m tall). It’s made from a fibreglass ‘hull’ with a steel rim and a square planter slots in at the top only. Cost? $4 from the Tip Shop. It was in a shabby state, painted with thick paint that was peeling off almost like a lino floor. As much of this was removed, then it was spackled, sanded and primed.

DIY - How to Paint Pots to Look Like Faux Cement Concrete Planters Texture Close UpIn order to achieve a more coarse finish (I didn’t have any texture paint), I added … perlite! It is lightweight, looks and feels like tiny bits of pumice – you’ll find it in the gardening section of a hardware store or at your local plant nursery. An extra coat of paint ensured it ‘stuck’.DIY - How to Paint Pots to Look Like Faux Cement Concrete PlantersLarge (real) concrete planters retail for $100 plus and I’m happy that these ‘concrete painted’ pots look close enough to the real thing, so this project was worth it. A bonus – less weight to move!

UPDATE – In case you missed it, I’ve posted a complete …

How to Paint Pots to Look like Cement – FULL TUTORIAL – Check it out HERE!

Claire

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2 Comments

  • Reply Lucas September 19, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Looks awesome! Where could we find this How To you referred to??

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