Easy Planter Update with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint
I shared my front door makeover with you this last week and told you all about how much I love it, and I do! I was so embarrassed that I had waited so long to paint my front door after I discovered just how easy the process really is. I brought my door from an ugly boring faded brown to a bright pretty blue and I seriously only used half of the bottle of the Curb Appeal paint that my friends over at DecoArt had sent me. I kept a little aside for touchups (though the door hasn’t needed any yet in the four months since it’s been painted) but I had enough left for one other project… I decided I wanted to give an old redwood planter a little curb appeal update.
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That bright pretty blue planter you see next to my bright pretty blue front door right there? It took me less than an hour to update. Seriously! The curb appeal paint covers fantastically, but it also worked like a dream in my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer!
Here’s what you’ll need to easily update your own planter:
- DecoArt Curb Appeal paint (I used Harbor Blue)
- HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Paint Sprayer
- HomeRight Small Spray Shelter
While you could technically do this planter update just fine the “old” way with a paintbrush, the sprayer makes things SO much faster! Start to finish this project took less than an hour to complete.
I started by washing the planter off as good as I could. It’s always lived outside. It’s taken a beating from the elements for years but is in decent shape. After a good hose down, I let it dry completely in the sun.
This planter is a decent size (you can see the proportion to the front door above…) So I was a little bit surprised that it fit in my little spray shelter. I almost thought I’d need to pull out the big spray shelter. The little shelter is easier to set up it just pops right open. I set the planter inside the spray shelter, diluted my front door paint by about 5% it just needed a little bit of water for the sprayer.
It took two coats of paint sprayed on the planter, which translated into about 1/3 bottle of the Curb appeal paint.
Let each coat of paint dry between coats. It always takes less drying time when I use the sprayer… I don’t know if it’s the air being blown with the paint or the warm outdoor temperatures but the paint was dry to the touch within 15 minutes!
The curb appeal paint is made for your outdoor stuff, so it doesn’t need any top coat or sealer. Two coats of the paint and I was done! The sprayer got the paint into all those little crevices on the planter without any fuss.
I stapled a new lining into the planter and added some pretty spring flowers. I love that it matches my front door, but maybe next spring I’ll paint it a fun complimentary color instead! With my pretty Harbor Blue door, what color would you paint the planter?
I’m thinking the “Vineyard Purple” or “Summerhouse Yellow” might be fun!
Check out the matching Front Door Makeover here. I’ll be sharing the fun welcome mat I made soon so be sure to check back!