How To Use Dixie Belle Paint Products

Chalk Mineral Paint

Clean your piece, preferably with Dixie Belle Cleaner, to remove dust and grime.
Paint with your favorite Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint color using a lightly dampened brush.

Most pieces will take 1 to 2 coats for full coverage. Occasionally, after the first coat dries, it’ll look blotchy. Do not freak out! It’ll be beautiful after the second coat!

Sometimes you will see brushstrokes, don't worry, as the paint dries, they will disappear. Dixie Belle Paint is self leveling.

Dry time: 15 minutes - Cure time: 21-30 days


Using gloves, mix 2 tablespoons with one gallon of hot water.
Dip a lint-free cloth in the mixture and squeeze out the excess.
Wipe down your entire piece thoroughly.
With a new cloth and clean water, wipe down again to remove residue.
Allow piece to dry.





Bonding Boss

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Stir the product with a circular, lifting motion until it achieves uniform consistency. 

For optimal results, apply 2-3 coats of Bonding BOSS.  

3 coats of Bonding BOSS are especially important when covering colors such as red, orange, or other tough stains.  

In most painting projects, two coats of Bonding BOSS should suffice.  

 Allow at least 4 hours of dry time between coats. 

No Pain Gel Stain

This stain’s oil-based & has a deeper, more comprehensive coverage compared to our Voodoo Gel Stain.

You can utilize every one of our stains on a surface that’s unpainted or painted.
Allow 72 hours before staining on fresh paint.
Both stains can be applied with a lint-free cloth, a paintbrush, or you can use our Applicator Pads!
Start out with a small amount and then apply more depending on the shade you are looking for. Remember that less’ more. First, we recommend testing it on an inconspicuous spot.
No Pain Gel Stain’s oil-based & will need additional time to dry.
Dry time: 6-7 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days

VooDoo Gel Stain

This stain is water-based, is a little more translucent than the No Pain Gel Stain and provides medium coverage.

You can utilize every one of our stains on a surface that’s unpainted or painted.
Allow 72 hours before staining on fresh paint.
Both stains can be applied with a lint-free cloth, a paintbrush, or you can use our Applicator Pads!
Start out with a small amount and then apply more depending on the shade you are looking for. Remember that less’ more. First, we recommend testing it on an inconspicuous spot.
Remember that Voodoo Gel Stain’s water-based and will dry quicker compared to No Pain Gel Stain that’s oil-based.
Dry time: 15 minutes - Cure time: 21-30 days

Moonshine Metallic

Another fun way to add some bling to your piece!

Clean with White Lightning.
Lightly dampen your brush and paint!
2-3 coats will produce an opaqueness with shine, or apply over a similar color of paint.
Dry time: 2 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days








This is where the fun really begins! Want to add depth and dimension to a flat piece? Dixie Belle Glaze finishes do just that!

Give the Clear Coat a couple of hours to dry (or you can glaze first and then Clear coat).
Be sure the glaze is mixed really well.
Working in sections, make use of a sponge brush or chip brush and begin applying the glaze to your liking.
If you’re working with a piece with many nooks and crannies, work the glaze in to make those details pop.
If you would like less glaze, simply wipe off with a damp rag or paper towel.
Dry time: 15 minutes - Cure time: 21-30 days

Howdy Do Hemp Seed Oil

Start with a clean, dry surface.
Apply a small amount of oil to the surface with the use of a brush or lint-free cloth.
Gently rub until it’s absorbed by the Chalk Mineral Paint or raw wood.
Allow drying for 2 hours.
Wipe excess after 12 hours and repeat if necessary.
Dry time: 24 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days



Big Mama's Butta

Enhances wood grain & revives, protects & softens leather and other surfaces.
You can utilize it on unpainted or painted surfaces.
Let paint dry fully, if applicable.
Apply with a brush or lint-free cloth and buff excess.
Dry time: varies depending on application - Cure time: 7 days





Clear Coat

Dixie Belle Clear Coat is water resistant and can be cleaned using a non-abrasive cleaner after only 7 days!

Allow your last coat of paint to dry (depending on the weather/humidity) for about an hour
Simply brush a very thin, even layer of clear coat
For an extra layer of protection, simply add another coat of our clear coat in an hour. (You don't have to wax Dixie Belle)
Dry time: 30 minutes - Cure time: 21-30 days


Gator Hide

Allow your finished piece to completely dry.
Stir well before use.
Simply brush on a very thin layer of Gator Hide.
Let it dry for 2 hours and then apply another very thin layer.
Let it dry for another 2 hours and apply one last very thin layer. It takes three thin layers in order to get the water-repellent finish.
We like to utilize our DBP Synthetic Brushes or Blue Sponge with Gator Hide. Both of them work truly great!\
Great for tables, cabinets, and countertops!
Dry time: 48 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days

Gilding Wax

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Dixie Dirt

Apply clear wax and allow 5-10 minutes to tack up.
Using a clean brush, dip into Dixie Dirt and brush over the surface, especially the nooks and crannies. Really rub it in there.
Wait a few minutes and brush off the loose dirt.
Using a lint-free cloth, very gently buff your piece. Gently work from the middle out to the edges so you get a nicely worn look.

Easy Peasy Spray Wax

Shake the container well.
Mist over a small area, 10-inch x 10-inch.
Let stand for 30 seconds.
Wipe with lint-free cloth.
Apply a 2nd or 3rd coat if desired.
Reapply every 3 to 4 months for continued protection.
Dry time: 30 minutes - Cure time: 6 hours

Best Dang Wax

Apply a VERY thin layer of Best Dang Wax with a cloth or brush over dry Dixie Belle Paint.
Allow 15 to 20 minutes for the product to set, then buff with a clean lint-free cloth.
You could distress after or before waxing
No need to apply clear wax prior to any of our colored waxes, but you could!
NO Petroleum Distillates within our wax.
Dry time: 15 minutes to an hour - Cure time: 21-30 days

Sea Spray

This is the Best Chalky Paint Additive to Create a Chippy, Textured, Weathered, Sun-Kissed Look!

Mix 2 level scoops of Sea Spray with 8 oz. of Dixie Belle Paint. Mix another ½ scoop, if needed. You want a thick, brownie batter-like consistency. If using larger amounts of paint, add scoops a couple at a time and stir.
Using a paintbrush, dab and smoosh the bristles to form crests and peaks, like ocean waves!
Once tacky, gently brush down the crests and peaks, calming the seas and creating texture. You can also leave it as is, keeping the seas stormy!
For more dimension, when dry, simply add another paint color (with or without Sea Spray) or glaze of your choice, then sand! Easy Peasy!
Now you have a beautiful piece that looks like it’s been around for ages! We encourage you to use your imagination!! Just like a day at the beach, there's no wrong or right way to use Sea Spray.


In addition to chalk mineral paint, crackle can be used to create an aged, cracked effect on furniture. As the paint dries, the crackling process begins, adding character and a unique texture. Apply crackle on the corners for a subtle touch or cover the entire piece for a bold, crackled look. Elevate your furniture projects with the combination of chalk mineral paint and crackle to achieve stunning and aged finishes.

Dixie Belle Mud

Use Dixie Belle Mud to fill veneer, gouges, scrapes or even holes.
Use it to make a raised stenciled embellishment for your piece.
After Dixie Belle Paint has dried, place a DBP stencil over your project and secure it with adhesive or painters tape.
Using your mud spatula, spread the mud over your stencil. Simply scrape any excess back into your jar.
Gently remove your stencil. Now, you are left with an embellishment!
Spread Dixie Belle Mud over a flat surface and use stamps, leaves or even some burlap to create impressions and other interesting elements.
NEVER, never rinse the mud down your drain, clean utensils with baby wipes and throw away.
Be sure to store any open containers of Dixie Mud in the fridge!
Dry time: 30 minutes - Cure time: 21-30 days


Clean your piece with White Lightning.
For metal surfaces: apply a coat of Prime Start to protect the metal underneath.
 For every other surface: apply a coat of Chalk Mineral Paint & allow it to dry.
Stir/Shake the Patina Paint very well prior to applying since it’s full of metal pieces that will settle to the bottom over time.
Apply one coat of Patina Paint and let dry.
Apply a second coat of Patina Paint and while it is still wet, apply/ spray on the Patina Spray.
It can take 2 to 6 hours to reach the complete effect.
No sealing is necessary but it can be sealed with Gator Hide or Patina Guard after 48 hours.

Applicator Pads

Apply a small amount of product to the applicator pad.
Apply product to project.
One-time use with oil-based products.
Soap and water clean up with water-based products.
These soft, low lint, terry cloth applicator pads can apply No Pain Gel Stain, VooDoo Gel Stain, Howdy-Do Hemp Oil, Best Dang Wax, and Big Mama's Butta evenly to all surfaces.
The applicator pad is super absorbent and provides a smooth, streak-free finish.


Woodgraining Tool

Easy to use: simulates a natural wood-grain pattern using a simple, straightforward technique
Versatile: can be used on almost any flat surface to create a variety of different wood patterns, like cathedral oak, pine, and cedar


Rub-On Transfers (furniture decals, decor transfers, furniture transfers) are the easiest way to add personality, creativity, and fun to your furniture. Not only can our transfers be used on furniture, but you can use them on fabric, glass, metal, and much more.  Belles and Whistles Rub-On Transfers, another affordable yet quality product by Dixie Belle Paint Company. Complete your project by burnishing your transfer with the Dixie Belle Finishing Pad.