How to Prepare Large Glazed Pots for Outdoors


When you are considering what kind of pot to use for your outdoor plantings, you may turn to glazed pots. As long as the pots have glaze on all surfaces, including the inside and the outside, the pots will be waterproof and will be able to withstand extreme winter temperatures. Prepare large glazed pots for outdoors by ensuring they have sufficient waterproofing and then keep them in a sheltered location over the winter.

Step 1

Set up a work area outdoors where there is plenty of ventilation. Spread the newspaper thickly onto a flat work surface and place the glazed pots onto the newspaper. Wear plastic gloves as you work with these products and wear old clothing.

Step 2

Apply the lacquer sealer to the inside of the glazed pots first with the paintbrush and allow the sealer to dry fully before you proceed. Consult the package recommendations for drying times.

Step 3

Cover the inside of the glazed pots with the acrylic floor polish over the layer of lacquer sealer. Place a small amount onto the soft cloth and use the cloth to apply the floor polish evenly to the entire inside surfaces of the glazed pots. Apply the polish in a thin and even layer and allow it to dry for approximately one hour. Apply a second coat if you desire for added protection. Do not proceed until the floor polish is completely dry.

Step 4

Spray the acrylic spray sealer evenly over the entire glazed pot, covering both the inside and the outside of the pot evenly. Allow the acrylic spray sealer to dry fully and then use the glazed pot freely outside.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Glazed pots
  • Plastic gloves
  • Old work clothes
  • Lacquer sealer
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic floor polish
  • Soft cloth
  • Acrylic spray sealer


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