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Cleaning mildewed terra cotta pots

Posted by debbie8592 Central FL (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 2, 05 at 22:08

Hi all,

I have a couple of terra cotta pots that were, I think, painted but not glazed. They mildewed pretty badly. Now I want to paint them but obviously need to get them clean... how clean? I used Soft Scrub with bleach and a hard bristle brush, and got a lot of it off. You can still see discoloration but can't scape anything off.

Does it need to be cleaner? Any suggestions on how or what to use? Or would primer be all I need?


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RE: Cleaning mildewed terra cotta pots

  • Posted by dian57 M-H Valley NY-5 (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 6, 05 at 7:03

I would soak them in a mild bleach solution and leave them in the sun to dry. Then I'd use a primer before applying the finishing paint.

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