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French Country Terra Cotta Pots

Chalk Finish Medium

French Country Terra Cotta Pots
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French Country Terra Cotta Pots

designed by Jessica Alea

Use Chalky Finish Medium and acrylic paints to give terra cotta pots an antique, French country vibe.

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Learn more about Chalk Finish Medium.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Bittersweet (DA547)
  • Vanilla Shake (DA502)
  • Woodland Green (DA565)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Texture Sand Paste (DMM23)


  • Chalk Finish Medium (DS133)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • terra cotta pots (any size)
  • palette knife
  • paintbrushes


  1. Prepare the chalky paint by mixing a quarter-size of Chalky Finish Medium 1:1 with the Multi-Surface Acrylics (Bittersweet, Vanilla Shake, and Woodland Green).
    Step 0 Example
  2. Dry-brush the Vanilla Shake/Chalky Finish Medium mix roughly around the terra cotta pots. Allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a palette knife, drag Texture Sand Paste around the surface of the pots. Allow to dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Lightly dry-brush the premixed paints (Bittersweet, Vanilla Shake, and Woodland Green) in randomly placed patches to create the aged look.
    Step 3 Example