Painting Pots with Chalk Based Paint

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Looking for a fun project to try out Amy Howard® at Home One Step Chalk-Based paint?  See how simple it is to paint ceramic pots and give some color to your garden.


  1. Start with a clean surface by wiping down the flower pot with a damp cloth
  2. Apply painters tape in your desired design on the ceramic pot
    • Try out different patterns, like stripes or geometric patterns. Be as simple or elaborate as you want
  3. Shake your paint to mix the color
  4. Remove the lid and stir the paint with a paint stirrer
    • We used Amy Howard Chalk Based Paint in the color Lime Lime
  5. Use a paint brush and paint the pot within the taped area
  6. Let the paint dry for 20 minutes and then reposition the tape
  7. Paint the next part of the ceramic pot in another color
    • We used the color Tick Tock
  8. Let the paint dry
  9. Add in soil and the flower and plant of your choosing and enjoy
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Published: 3/2/2020