Terracotta Pots Classic Paint Approach

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I’m all the time impressed to start out whitewashing objects in my home throughout the spring season — particularly my outdated pots and planters to offer them a contemporary, clear look.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

Whitewash Paint Approach

Utilizing acrylic paint

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

That is such a easy tutorial, however when you’re new to DIY and crafting, this can be a nice method to experiment with making a natural-looking, time-worn paint impact. Quickly, you’ll be courageous sufficient to whitewash all the pieces! (In actual fact, I’m desirous about whitewashing my fire + a wooden buffet in our basement).

  • Acrylic Paint (2 colours, possibly 3)
  • Damp paper towels – you can 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 by. For this small challenge, you possibly can completely pull this off with simply one paint colour. However if you wish to add depth, have a few extra 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 software could be very drippy.

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


(Paint. Dab off with moist material. Let dry. REPEAT).  I did this about 3 instances, with this being the ultimate outcome.

In case your pots are going to be displayed exterior, I might suggest spraying them with a polyacrylic spray to set the paint (so it doesn’t run off within the rain). Or, you could possibly 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 below are some fairly objects with a easy whitewash approach (affiliate hyperlinks included).