First, I scrubbed this piece with soap and water. I then painted the flower pot with a mixture of two different Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors. After that, I distressed portions of the flower pot to look naturally worn. The entire flower pot is sealed with Rust-Oleum Outdoor Sealant in a matte finish (non-yellowing) for protection from water and daily use. This flower pot was a fun project. I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for how well is adheres to any type of surface.