Chalked Planter with Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint: DIY Tips and Techniques

Chalked Planter with Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint: DIY Tips and Techniques

Are you looking to spruce up your home or want to make it more creative? Well, we’ve got you covered. We have a range of DIY products and inspiration that you can follow to add something unique to your space. No matter you’re a beginner or an expert, our how to DIY tips with complete application and step-by-step images for both indoor and outdoor will help you in completing your project effectively. For example, read this blog in which we’ve come up with a step-by-step method of DIY chalked planter with Rust-Oleum chalked paint.

Step 1: Preparation

remove the handles

Since you are going to work with spray paints, it is recommended to locate a well ventilated and dust-free environment to work in. An open garage is the best to do such task. In case you’re spraying outside, make sure that you're not painting underneath direct sunlight. Also, ensure that you’re not painting underneath trees or anything else that can drop contaminants onto the wet paint. Once find a suitable place, cover its surrounding area with a drop cloth to protect it from overspray. Also, if your wooden planter has any handles, remove them prior to starts spraying your project.

Step 2: Sand the Wooden Planter

Sand the Wooden Planter 

If you find any rough edges, scratches, and dents on the wooden planter, remove them using sandpaper as they can cause splinters. Once sanded, wipe off excess sawdust with a tack cloth.

Step 3: Paint the Wooden Planter

Paint the Wooden Planter

Once done with the sanding process, it’s time to paint the wooden planter. Before to start spraying the object, first read the instruction carefully mentioned on the cane. As instructed, first shake the Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Spray cane vigorously for one minute and make sure that mixing balls start to rattle. In case mixing ball fails to rattle, “Do not strike spray-can. Contact Rust-Oleum." Once the spray-cane thoroughly shook, hold it 10-16” away from the wooden planter and spray in a sweeping motion. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart and then set the wooden planter aside to dry.

Step 4: Paint the Handles

Paint the Handles

Now, set the wooden planter's handles on the drop cloth and spray paint them following the same painting procedure. 

Step 5: Protect the Wooden Planter

Protect the Wooden Planter

To protect the finish of your wooden planter, apply Rust-Oleum Chalked Protective Clear Coat on it. Follow the same procedure to coat the planter that you did for painting the bottles. First, shake the cane for one minute and once mixing balls start to rattle, spray it on the article holding 10-12” away from your wooden planter.

Step 6: Re-attach the Handles on Wooden Planter

After coating the protective coat, re-attach the metal handles by nailing them into the planter.

Step 7: Finish


After completing all the above steps, let the wooden planter dry thoroughly or at least for 24 hours before displaying them. Now, as the planter completely dries, place your succulents in the planter and cover the remaining space with dirt. Afterward, sprinkle pebbles over the dirt to give it a clean, trendy look.

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