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How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots | DIY

Patio Paint Outdoor™

How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots | DIY
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How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots | DIY

designed by PLA Schneider

Create your own fun polka dot painted terra cotta pots! Mix and match and create the perfect DIY outdoor decor!

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Patio Paint Outdoor™

  • Azalea (DCP58)
  • Cloud White (DCP14)
  • Coastal Surf (DCP80)
  • Deep Buttercup (DCP60)
  • Pumpkin (DCP52)
  • Salmon (DCP83)
  • Summer Sky Blue (DCP10)

Other supplies

  • terra cotta pots (5 - Size of your choice)
  • small and medium brushes


  1. Wipe terra cotta pots clean with a dry cloth. Use a medium flat brush to base coat the pots in Summer Sky Blue, Salmon, Coastal Surf, Azalea, and Deep Buttercup. Let dry and apply a second coat.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using the back of the small brush handle, apply tiny dots using Cloud White on the Salmon pot and Summer Sky Blue on the Coastal Surf pot. Use a small flat brush to apply larger dots using Salmon on the Azalea pot, Pumpkin on the Deep Buttercup pot and Coastal Surf on the Summer Sky pot. Apply a second coat to the large dots.
    Step 1 Example


To fully seal the pot, be sure to paint the perimeter of the drainage hole. This will give the paint the best durability.

If you prefer to not freehand the larger dots, trace a round object (jar, bottle, etc.) onto paper. Cut out paper and trace using a pencil.