It takes a long time for salt and minerals to create an antique glaze on clay pots, but this project helps you replicate that dated, weathered look without the long wait.

First, mix two parts water and one part acrylic paint. You can get acrylic paint at any hobby store for about 50 cents. Antique Parchment, an off-white color, is the choice for this clay pot.

Next, apply the mixture onto the pot using a paintbrush — you don’t have to be too neat!

Then, sand most of the paint on the clay pot with 150-grit sandpaper.

Finally, to protect the pot, add a clear coat of sealant.

Watch the video above to see Joe’s Simple Solution.

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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