Age Terra Cotta Naturally
Begin by covering your workspace to protect it. We used parchment paper for easy clean up.
Mix two parts garden lime with one part water. Let sit to thicken.
You want it to be the consistency of mud. If needed, add more lime or let it sit longer until it's thick enough.
Using a plastic spoon, begin applying it to the terra cotta pot Let it spill down over the sides.
Rub the mixture into the pot really well.
Let sit until fully dry.
Sand off any clumps or excess. It's okay to sand more in some spots than others, it will add to the natural finish.
Spray lightly with a clear matte acrylic sealer, do not cover the whole pot with it. Wait until fully dried before adding plants.