Perk Up Your Plant Pots

Take a tip from the paint experts at Sandtex to give your plant pots a new lease of life!

Terracotta Pots

While terracotta is the bet material for potted plants, it can lack personality and look rather plain. So why not give it a fun twist with a stencilled paint effect? A quick and easy DIY project, stencilling is an effective way to breathe new life into planters and add personality to the garden. Sandtex’s Masonry Paint is formulated for application on a variety of surfaces, including outdoor furniture and accessories.


Sandtex Masonry Paint in Olive and Sandblast; Sadolin Classic All Purpose in Ebony

Easy As 1-2-3

“To recreate a stencilling effect on your plant pots, make sure the surface is clean and dry. Then simply hold the stenicl flush to the pot and stipple the masonry paint with a brush over the design. A swirling motion is also good – it takes very little of the paint to do this. Once you’ve finished painting, quickly remove the stencil from the surface and leave to dry for at least two hours before plotting your plants.” Matthew Brown, Sandtex Technical Consultant.


Sandtex Masonry Paint in Olive; Sadolin Classic All Purpose in Ebony

Audrey Patterson

Having started my career at My Weekly on Real Life stories, for the past 8 years I have been Beauty and Fashion Editor. I also write Travel and Homes features, plus the odd book review. We’re a flexible team! I also write features for Your Best Ever Christmas covering a variety of topics.