Terracotta Pots Classic Paint Method


Whitewashing is such a basic, time-worn look and appears nice each season. You’ll spot whitewashed finishes in virtually each decor model, from farmhouse styling, to beachy decor, French styling and far more. However for some motive, I’m at all times impressed to begin whitewashing objects in my home in the course of the spring season — particularly my outdated pots and planters to provide them a contemporary, clear look. So on this tutorial, I’ll present you a easy whitewash paint approach utilizing acrylic paint. 

Whitewash Paint Method

Utilizing acrylic paint

A simple whitewash paint technique using acrylic paint by SnazzyLittleThings.com

That is such a easy tutorial, however should you’re new to DIY and crafting, this can be a nice solution to experiment with making a natural-looking, time-worn paint impact. Quickly, you’ll be courageous sufficient to whitewash every part! (In actual fact, I’m interested by whitewashing my hearth + a wooden buffet in our basement).

  • Acrylic Paint (2 colours, possibly 3)
  • Damp paper towels – you may be eradicating paint!
  • Chip Brush
  • Water
  • A small bowl or container

Tip! Don’t be tempted so as to add too many layers – whitewashing is meant to permit the unique end to point out via. For this small undertaking, you may completely pull this off with simply one paint colour. However if you wish to add depth, have a few further acrylic paints readily available.


I began with a 1/4 inch dab of paint within the bowl, then combine in water till it was runny. Then slather it everywhere in the pot, like so.

First utility may be very drippy.

Instantly after this photograph, I started flippantly dabbing the floor with a moist paper towel. As soon as it was dry, I’d repeat.


(Paint. Dab off with moist fabric. Let dry. REPEAT).  I did this about 3 occasions, with this being the ultimate consequence.

In case your pots are going to be displayed outdoors, I’d suggest spraying them with a polyacrylic spray to set the paint (so it doesn’t run off within the rain). Or, you may wait and see how they maintain up…as a result of the weathered look is what you need!

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Terracotte Pot Whitewashed | by SnazzyLittleThings.com

Want some inspiration? Listed here are some fairly objects with a easy whitewash approach (affiliate hyperlinks included).


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