April 17th, 2014

Easy DIY: Striped Painted Planters

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your home’s exterior. Brightly colored flowers always increase curb appeal. These easy DIY striped painted planters will add a unique touch to your porch or patio and are simple enough to create in one weekend using your colors of choice. There’s no need to purchase separate quarts of paint—just a few of Glidden paint’s sample pots will do the job!

Glidden blue paint

Step One: Choose three colors from Glidden paint’s simplified palette and purchase three paint sample pots. Prime the planters with a spray or brush-on primer designed for the material you’ve chosen, whether it be plastic or wood (try Glidden paint’s Gripper formula).

Step Two: Choose a base color (I used Tropical Lagoon) and apply two coats of it to the entire planter. Allow the planter to fully dry for 24 hours.

Blue base coat

Step Three: Using painter’s tape, adhere the tape in straight lines on top of the base color. If you are working with a curved surface, pinch the edges down so that they form a clean line around the planter. Alternate the second and third paint colors of the remaining sample pots to create horizontal stripes on the planters. I used Deepest Aqua for the mid tone stripes and Peacock Blue for the dark stripes.

Middle stripe

Step Four: When the paint has dried, carefully peel off the painter’s tape to reveal your own unique striped painted planters. Touch up imperfections with a small artist’s paintbrush if necessary.

DIY striped planters



I have been sponsored by the Glidden® brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own

Categories: Examples, How to Paint