How to Paint a Faux Zinc Planter
This stylish zinc planter looks haute but stays cool in the sun. And no one will ever know it’s faux.
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Tools and Materials
- wooden planter with drainage holes
- sand paper
- thin and wide paint brushes
- hammered black exterior spray paint
- black, gray, silver and white acrylic paint
- metallic lustre wax
- brown, gold and orange acrylic paint
- cheesecloth for wiping
Sand a wooden planter until smooth.
Paint the planter black and let dry. Using a dry brush, apply gray and black paint in a random horizontal pattern. Then dot, or stipple, white and silver paint in a random pattern over the gray and black, and wipe lightly to blend.
Continue brushing, stippling and wiping silver and white paint until you get a faux metal look you like. Let dry between coats. Apply metallic lustre wax for an even more authentic metal look.
Use a mix of brown, orange and gold paint to mimic rust around nails and the top and sides of the planter. Let dry.
Plant your faux zinc container and proudly display.