I recently received some new outdoor friendly paint mediums from our friends at Plaid Crafts. I immediately fell in love the gritty texture of the Coastal paints and the versatility of the new FolkArt Outdoor paints in bigger 8 ounce jars! (We were not compensated for this post, all opinions are our own.)
This old boat won’t float, but this old boat faux finish planter will look positively fetching on your patio. I’m a big fan of faux finishes, and this is one of my favorites. This is a quick and easy approach to getting crusty, layered paint effect using FolkArt Coastal and Outdoor paints and a metal scraper. Best of all, it will weather over time in the elements into an even more authentic aged old boat finish. I’ll take you through the project in the recorded Facebook live video and you can grab the step by step instructions with photos below.
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Clay Pot and Saucer (You can find these at hardware and craft stores)
FolkArt Coastal Paints in Sea Salt, Seal Grey, High Tide, Ocean
FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic Paint in Red Hot
FolkArt Matte Finish Spray Sealer
FolkArt Home Decor Wood Layering Block
Prep pot, wiping off any dust before starting.
Use scraper to swipe varied thick strokes of Sea Salt Coastal Paint, leaving some of the pot surface exposed. This is a thick, gritty medium, so don’t be afraid to apply it in a thicker layer. When it is mid-dry, you can come back at the surface tapping with the scraper to give it some texture.
After the white has dried to tough, apply a layer of Seal Grey using the same technique. Let this mostly dry.
Continue scraping layers of blue and teal using the same process. Be sure to wait until the previous layers are mostly dry to avoid muddy mixing of paint. You want distinct layers/colors.
When the blue/teal is tacky to the touch, use the scraper edge to remove/scrape paint from various areas of the pot. Vary the scraping so you get an organic, layered look. Repeat all of these steps for the saucer.
Let this dry overnight. Finish by applying the red paint using the block. swiping it on randomly.
Let this dry completely. Use a spray sealer to seal the inside of the pot. This will keep the moisture from the soil from going under the paint and creating bubbles. Seal the saucer, since it will be getting wet regularly. You can opt to seal the exterior or leave it to distress over time.
If you make something with this Old Boat Faux Finish, we’d love to see it! Share photos on Facebook or a link in the comments! Check back later this week for a decadent ice cream recipe and a tasty new cocktail just in time for summer.