28" Fleur De Lis Urn Pedestal (Set)
Dimensions: 50"h x 24"w x 24"d
"Concrete planters efficiently present colorful flowers in areas of your yard or garden. The large and cumbersome planters may not be the most attractive pieces in your landscaping, though, especially when they become worn or weathered. Give old concrete planters new life by painting them with a product made specifically for concrete. Prepare your planters by cleaning them, and then treat the interior with a water sealant made for concrete. After you're done painting, protect the paint job from fading, chipping and peeling with a water sealant or topcoat.
Hammered Metal Look
Turn your plain concrete planters into shiny focal points in your garden with metallic or hammered metal-look spray paint for masonry. Prepare the surface of your concrete planter with a water sealant inside first, to protect the paint job from deterioration. Spray the paint onto a clean pot surface in several light layers, until you achieve the right color and coverage. Top off your handiwork with another coat of water-sealant spray, and you have created an expensive-looking planter from your cast-off concrete eyesore to fill with colorful flowers.
Age It With Stain
Updating your concrete planters doesn’t limit you to using only colored paint. Stain applied to concrete results in a rich, textured and aged planter that draws the eye and resembles vintage or heirloom pottery. Lightly sand the surface of the concrete planter and seal the inside with the water sealant. Apply any color of stain liberally with a cloth or old brush by dabbing the stain on and rubbing it into the surface. The stain will go on unevenly, so start at the top, going around the rim, and work your way down. Allow it to dry and keep adding stain until you are satisfied with the results. Spray the planter with a sealant.
You can buy a specially formulated acrylic paint made to withstand outdoor weather conditions. It can be applied to concrete, making it an ideal medium to use for an artistically updated concrete planter. Use this “patio paint” to reproduce your favorite fine art masterpiece, create an original impressionistic design, or paint portraits of family members or beloved flowers on your planters. The paint is water- and weather-resistant and resists cracking, so no further prep is needed.
You'll find stencils in almost any decorative shape, including leaves, flower blooms, birds and letters to spell names or create monograms. When used with masonry spray paint on your concrete planters, stencils can quickly turn a utilitarian pot into a custom planter. Prepare your planter by cleaning it, and spraying the inside with the water sealant, then spray paint the entire planter with a base color. Lay the stencil over the pot surface and tape in place using blue painter's tape. Cover the rest of the planter with newspaper to protect it from overspray, and then spray the stencil lightly. Remove the stencil and repeat to create a design".
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