Potted Pleasures

The range of metal paints from Hammerite are ideal for decorating and adding colour to everyday metal items such as pots, planters, buckets and watering cans. Follow the guide below for instructions on how to complete the project.

  • Clean the surface of the pot or watering can to remove any dirt, dust or grease.
  • If the surface of the metal is very smooth, lightly abrade for maximum adhesion.
  • If the items are made of ferrous metal, ie. one that rusts, they can be painted with Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint in Smooth finish.
  • Cover the surrounding area with dust sheets or newspaper to catch any spills or drips.
  • Stir paint thoroughly with a stirring stick before applying with a good quality brush.
  • Leave to dry for time specified on back of tin.
  • Apply a second coat if required.