Well over a month ago I bought 3 large plastic planters into which to transplant our olive trees.
I decided to paint them yellow ochre.
Almost every nice day since them I’ve given them a coat of spray paint.
I started with some cheap cans ($1.50 each at WalMart) of yellow just to get started.
The second color was a gloss Sun Yellow and while the gloss looked great the color was a bit too bright.
I mottled the color with a satin (only choice) Outdoor Bright Yellow. That did tone them down a bit.
Then I mixed up some latex polyurethane, brown oil stain (which didn’t mix), yellow and tan acrylic.
I gave the planters a drippy coat of this to tone down the color even more.
Unfortunately I dipped about one brush worth and then the entire container fell on the ground.
I mixed it again and applied the tinted polyurethane to the planters.
After this layer dried I found some of the golden oil based polyurethane we used on the new hardwood floors.
I was again hoping for some drips and that the color might add the honey tone found in real Anduze planters.
It wasn’t totally successful but a month later I’ve had enough.
We’re ready to plant. Oh, Charlie!
Do you start easy projects only to have them turn into an epic?