Warm and muted yellow
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Dixie Belle Paint has superb adhesion qualities which allow you to skip the sanding and priming prep work required of other paints.
Dixie Belle Painting will be the easiest and most enjoyable painting you have ever done!
How much do you need to purchase?
A large jar will cover a large size dresser and 2 nightstands. The small jar will paint a coffee and 2 end tables. Dixie Belle Paint is very thick and a little goes a long way. The longer the lid stays off, the thicker it will get. If you'd like it thinner, no worries, just add a little water and stir. Add too much water? No worries, just leave lid off and it will thicken up. Whatever consistency you desire, Dixie Belle Paint will work for you!
Clean your piece! This is the most important step! You must remove dust and grime. Sometimes soap and water with a damp rag will do just fine. Dixie Belle also has a cleaner that you can purchase called White Lightning. An 8 oz container is only $5! Two tablespoons of White Lightning will make a gallon of cleaner. It is an excellent cleaner!
Always start with a DAMP brush. I always keep a small bowl of water handy. I lightly touch my brush tip to the water ever so often to keep my brush DAMP. It makes your paint go farther and allows the paint to glide on easily.
Apply a small amount of paint to the tips of your brush. You don't paint your pieces like you would paint a wall! Paint like an artist. A small amount of paint on a damp brush goes a long way.
Apply thin coats of Dixie Belle Paint. It typically takes only 2 coats! I think of my first coat as my priming coat. It will look blotchy and usually not too pretty. After the second coat, it will be beautiful! Sometimes you will see brushstrokes, don't worry, as the paint dries, they will disappear.
Dixie Belle paint will DRY "to touch" in about 15 minutes. However, allow your piece to CURE 15-30 days! Cure time is the amount of time needed for the finish on a piece to reach maximum hardness and be ready for normal use. This is different than "dry time."
Popular Finishing Options:
- If you like the flat chalky finish, leave it as it.
- Clear Coats are water-resistant polyacrylics. These are available in flat, satin and gloss finishes.
- Gator Hide is a very durable water-repellent Top Coat polyacrylic recommended to heavy used areas, such as cabinets or table tops.
- Best Dang Wax is a creamy, smooth, easy to use wax to add to your piece. It will remove the chalky look. Clear wax will brighten your paint. Other wax colors will change the color dramatically but still give a beautiful look. With some distressing, a wax can add a lot of character.
- Use Glaze to create depth and dimension.
- Our Patina Collection creates rusty, weathered effects.
- Crackle is used for cracked, aged looks.
- Sea Spray create a chippy, textured, weathered, sun-kissed look.
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Our sizes are typically in the titles, or full description.
Sorry, we do not provide gift wrapping. We will be more that happy to include a gift message in your package.
At this time we do not sell or items wholesale.
Sorry, we no longer engrave at city or map locations.
No, sorry only one discount per order. During a storewide sale you cannot stack coupon codes on top of an already discounted purchase! If you do, we will cancel and refund your order.
Sorry, all Dixie Belle product sales are final.
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