I have played around in the past looking for different ways to roughen them up and wanted to share the latest one – which is super easy and quick. This is the perfect time of year to pick up pots on clearance and you can find some rather large terracotta posts for next to nothing. This process can be done with any colors you may like so if white is a little too plain for your liking, think of all the different color possibilities.
Pour a little of the paint on a plate to make it easier to mix and blend the colors. Dip a paintbrush in a glass of water and do not shake off the excess water – you will want to blend as much water as possible with a little of the paint. The more water that is mixed with the paint – the more translucent the ‘wash’ will be. The paint should be very liquidity and watered down as you paint the pots.