How to Use Our Paint
Chalk painting will be the easiest and most enjoyable painting you've ever done!
- Clean your piece (furniture, lamp, picture frame, etc) to remove dust and grime. Soap and water with a damp rag will do just fine (If you're painting over laminate you'll have to lightly sand first with 150 or 220 grit sand paper, then clean it)
- Distress (If you'd like)
- Clear coat
- Glaze (If you'd like)
How easy is that? Easy Peasy!
- Going for the worn and distressed look?
- Just take some 150 grit sand paper to the edges and start sanding away. There's no effort at all because Dixie Belle paint distresses easily and quickly leaving behind a beautiful worn look!
- Love the layered paint look?
- Paint a base color and then another color over top. Dixie Belle paint dries super fast so, depending on the size of your piece, by the time your finished painting the beginning should already be dry! Get your your sandpaper, either 150 or 220, and start sanding away to let the base color show through. Sand a little more and you'll get to the the original piece. Let your imagination run wild!
- 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 again, just leave the lid off and it will thicken up. Whatever consistency you like to work with, Dixie Belle paint will work with you!
- Distress a little too much for your taste? That's OK! just paint right over that area and start again!
- Most pieces will take one to two coats for full coverage. Sometimes, after the first coat it will look blotchy, don't freak out, after the second coat, it will be beautiful!
- Sometimes you'll see brushstrokes, don't worry, as the paint dries, they will disappear!