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Video: Painting Clay Pots

Add a touch of style to a classic container

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If you love terra-cotta but think too much of it can be monotonous, then check out this video about painting clay pots with Fine Gardening associate editor Michelle Gervais. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to dress up the garden as well as a thoughtful way to personalize a plant gift.

Michelle’s article “Painting Clay Pots” appeared in the July/August 2002 issue of Fine Gardening (#86).

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  1. michael_jew 11/03/2016

    This video suggests not adding water to the acrylic paint base coat. But the companion written article suggests to add a little water, "Thin the paint with a small amount of water to make it easier to coat the pot evenly." Which is best?

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