Aged Terra Cotta Plaques


Aged Terra Cotta Plaques

These weathered terra cotta plaques from Krylon are perfect outside on a garden wall or inside in a sunny dining area.

Aged Terra Cotta Painting Technique


  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Georgia Clay (#53531)
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Flat White (#51502)
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer - Ruddy Brown (#51317)
  • Krylon Matte Finish - Clear Matte (#1311)
  • Decorative Resin Plaques or Project of your choice
  • Small sea sponge
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Newspaper
  • Disposable rubber gloves
  • Disposable plastic tub



  1. Place plaques on newspaper to protect work area.
  2. Spray one coat of Ruddy Brown Primer on front, back and sides of project, following manufacturer’s instructions. Let dry.
  3. Spray entire project with Georgia Clay, following manufacturer's instructions. Let dry.
  4. Spray light mist of water over entire plaque. Dampen sponge.
  5. Wearing rubber gloves, spray Flat White into disposable plastic tub to form a puddle of paint. Dip sponge lightly into paint. Wipe off any excess on newspaper or scrap paper. Dab lightly and evenly on entire project.
  6. Lightly spray a fine mist of Georgia Clay. Let dry.
  7. Spray Flat White into disposable plastic tub to form another puddle of paint. Dip sponge lightly into paint, wipe off excess and dab highlights on project. Let dry thoroughly.
  8. For added protection of your finished project, spray several light coats of Krylon® Matte Finish as a final step. For projects that will be used outdoors or near a window, use Krylon® UV-Resistant Matte Finish.

Notes on surface preperation:

  1. When working with unfinished wood, prepare your surface by sanding smooth and wiping clean with a tack cloth. Apply a primer to seal the surface.
  2. When working with bare metal, be sure surface is free of rust and oil. Apply a primer to seal the surface.
  3. When working with plastic, glass or ceramic, lightly sand surface with fine grain sandpaper and wipe clean with a tack cloth. This will help the paint to adhere better to these smooth surfaces. Apply a primer to further improve adhesion.



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These terra cotta plaques are very classy. I could see making several,of these either in various shades of brown or even with color variations and placed on a fence at intervals or even vertically to define an area of your yard or garden. These would look nice tucked into the ground or into a large plant pot as well. These would make a nice housewarming gift!


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