Faux stone planters are a popular trend because they are not only beautiful, but also durable. They are perfect for any garden or for any home with a minimalistic approach to landscaping. One problem that has arisen is how to keep them looking good without the money and time needed for taking care of plants. This article will walk you through the process of how to faux paint faux stone planters.
Step 1: Gather your materials
Before you start any work, make sure you have everything you need on hand and ready to go. You will need a container (preferably not too deep), stones from your garden, paint pens of your choice, a plate or tray (the plate is preferable), and sponge brushes if desired.
Step 2: Prepare the container
Start by cleaning out your container and removing anything that is inside of it. If there are any cracks or chips, these will have to be repaired with a bonding agent. Make sure to apply this all around the bottom of the container as well as up one side. Let the bonding agent dry completely before moving on.
Step 3: Apply Bonding agent
Now measure out the bonding agent in a zig zag motion from corner to corner or from edge to edge, depending on what works best for your container. Make sure that the bonding agent completely covers the bottom.
Step 4: Paint on bonding agent
Now take a paint brush and paint on the bonding agent up one side of your container. Make sure you let it run slightly over to make it easier to apply the concrete later. Let this dry completely before moving on.
Step 5: Apply bonding agent to bottom of sides and between stones
Now apply more of your bonding agent here, letting it run over to cover any space in between the stones as well as around them as well as up one side. Again, make sure that it is well dried before moving on.