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Can plastic planters be 'aged' in the same way that clay/terracotta pots can with yogurt, beer, moss etc? Answered

I know it is relatively easy to add a faux antique or verdigris effect to earthenware pots but what about ugly plastic ones? Is there any hope for them or are they destined for a life of shiny smoothness?

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

Clay pots are really happy to grow all sorts of lichens and algae/moss. This is because they are porous and hold nutrients and water, as well as provide a surface for the little guys to grow on. I can't say from experience, but try roughing up the surface as fox says, then apply all sorts of moss-food. worst case scenario you'll have a dirty pot. Perhaps sew a burlap 'cone' the shape of the outside of the pot, then attaching that with hot glue. It's porrous, and should be happy to grow moss.

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j-bar03
j-bar03

Answer 11 years ago

Thank you for your advice. I'll give it a try.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

You're welcome! Take pictures of whatever you do as you do it, then post an ible if it works!