Decorating with lustrous metallics and industrial textures is so hot in interior design right now.

With Dulux’s latest Design Effects Collection, it’s never been so easy or cost effective to inject rich industrial personality into your home. The new range comprises of six finishes including stainless steel, gold, metal shimmer, concrete, copper patina and copper look paints.

To help you add some shimmery metallic luxe to your place without the luxury price tag, here’s a DIY step-by-step guide to create your own rustic copper patina look planters.

 Image: Styled by Design Twins for Dulux Design Effects Collection, Photographed by Amelia Stanwix Image: Styled by Design Twins for Dulux Design Effects Collection, Photographed by Amelia Stanwix

How to make copper effect plant pots:

You will need: 

Dulux Copper Effect paint

Dulux Copper Petina Effect solution

Paintbrush

Plant pot/s

Muslin rag

A small nap roller

Shallow container

Rubber glovers

Protective eye ware

Step 1. For a previously painted pot in good condition simply dust and clean before application. For an unpainted pot surface apply a coat of Dulux 1 Step Acrylic Primer Sealer Undercoat.

Step 2. Stir Dulux Copper Effect paint thoroughly prior to use.

Step 3. Before you begin, test and experiment with different application methods on a large piece of board so you achieve your desired look on the real thing.

Step 4. Apply the first coat with a small nap roller using light, even pressure. Leaving it to dry for 12 hours.

Step 5. Next, working in small sections, apply the second coat with the roller.

Step 6. While the paint is still wet, drag a paint brush across the paint in a random pattern. Overlap brushed areas to achieve an even effect. Avoid touching up.

Step 7. A third coat may be required depending on the substrate and application technique.

Note: To give your pot that awesome green patination of aged copper look, apply Dulux Copper Patina Effect (see below).

 Image: Dulux Image: Dulux

‘The key to creating a beautiful aged Copper Patina pot is layering. We started off with two coats of Copper Effect and then we applied the Copper Patina solution with a muslin cloth. And that created a really rustic feel,’ says Crystal Bailey of Design Twins.

How to apply the patina effect:

Step 1. Best results are achieved if treatment begins as soon as the final coat of Dulux Copper Effect is touch dry (after approx. 2 hours) and within 12 hours of application.

Step 2. Wearing gloves and eye protection pour the patina solution into a shallow container.

Step 3. Apply the solution by brush or muslin cloth to the pot in a random pattern. The aged effect will continue to develop over days and weeks. A second coat can be applied if required.

Note: Do not apply a clear sealer as this can remove or damage the effect, especially when new. The level of patina will vary depending on drying time and application method.

And presto, you’ve taken your plain old plant pots from drab to aged metallic copper fab!

For more ways to up your home’s style stakes check out these crafty home improvement projects, DIY decor ideas for renters and tips for painting your house.

Happy painting!

The Homely Team

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Larissa Gardner
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  1. no information just like every dulux page, I have been a painter for 40 years and have been doing special effect from patinas to chemical marbling, whether we made paint to create patina looks or dusted copper coloured paint with copper dust and acid, but this week a client pre bought this rubbish with as much information on it as here and every dulux site, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO START WORKING??? i had this on for 3 hours and no green had appeared when i lft for the day kinda basic information you think a "decor" expert would have thought to mention, but seeing it is dulux site verbatim we can all imagine it is a paid dulux promo, This is why i stopped using dulux 20 years ago, and always buy the paint myself, and nw that wattle has destroyed Taubmans and 90 percent of its range, i guess Laker paints is the only good paint left, and cant by that anywhere except QLD back to copper dust

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