How To Paint A Planter

Written on 21st May 2020

Our outdoor spaces have never been more important to us and whether your garden is a large landscaped plot, a single window box bursting with blooms, or anything in between, adding some cheerful of colour is a great way to refresh your space.

We’ve created step-by-step instructions showing you how to paint a garden planter with colours from our Colour by Nature palette in our Exterior Eggshell finish.



It’s important to start with a clean surface, so using a damp sponge, wipe down the planter to ensure all dirt and grease is removed. Once clean, lightly sand the surface.

If you’re painting onto new bare wood, apply our Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer to any knotty or resinous areas. If your planter has been previously painted, make sure to remove any areas of old paint that are flaking.


Apply one coat of Exterior Wood Primer & Undercoat, in the correct colour tone for your topcoat (and allowing a minimum of 4 hours drying time between coats).

Tip: we’ve listed the recommend Primer & Undercoat in the information section on all our colours


To create this colour blocking look, use masking tape to create a straight line for each layer, then apply two coats of Exterior Eggshell in your chosen colour (allowing a minimum of 2 hours drying time between coats).

We’ve opted for Snow White, Ash Grey and Sap Green for a natural, earthy scheme.


Once your paint is dry, finish off your planter by adding a selection of luscious greenery.

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