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22-09-2008, 10:52 AM
I have painted some terracotta pots with emulsion and I'm looking for a clear varnish I can paint over the top so they can withstand watering. They are for indoor use.
Please help, I can't seem to find what I'm looking for!

23-09-2008, 12:36 PM
Try using a diluted PVA based bonder that builders use to bond plaster etc to other surfaces.

One that I have used successfully on the inside of my unglazed pots is Unibond which is easily obtainable form DIY centres. I dilute it about 50/50 with water.

I've also used an acrylic based floor tile sealant which I happened to have left over after treating my parquet tile floor. That worked OK as well.

They both go on milky coloured but are clear when they dry.


18-10-2008, 05:53 PM
Just a thought, what about good old marine varnish?

That would be waterproof ok, I would have thought it would take to the emulsion surface.