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How To Use Dixie Belle Paint Products



How To Use Dixie Belle Paint Products

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Silk All In One Mineral Paint

Using Dixie Belle Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint:

Dry time: 1st coat- 1 hour; 2nd coat- 2 hours *Humidity and cooler temps can effect dry times* - Cure time: 21-30 days



Chalk Mineral Paint

Dixie Belle Painting will be the easiest and most enjoyable painting you will ever do!

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!

Distress a little too much for your taste? That's okay! 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 dries it will look blotchy. Don't freak out! 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 is the best paint for self leveling.

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



Glazes

 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 hours to dry (or you can glaze first and then Clear coat).
  • Be sure the glaze is mixed really well.
  • Working in sections, use a chip brush or sponge brush and start applying the glaze to your liking.
  • If you are working with a piece with lots of nooks and crannies/carvings, 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



Dixie Belle Mud

  • Use Dixie Belle Mud to fill veneer, gouges, scrapes or even holes.
  • Use to make a raised stenciled embellishment to your piece.
  • After Dixie Belle Paint has dried, place a DBP stencil over your project and secure 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 the store any open containers of Dixie Mud in the fridge!

Dry time: 30 minutes - 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 use all of our stains on painted or unpainted surfaces.
  • Allow 72 hours before staining on fresh paint.
  • Both stains can be applied with a lint-free cloth, a paint brush, 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 is more. We suggest testing it on a inconspicuous spot first.
  • Remember that Voodoo Gel Stain is water based and will dry faster than No Pain Gel Stain, which is oil based.

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



No Pain Gel Stain

 

This stain is oil-based and has a deeper, fuller coverage than our Voodoo Gel Stain.

  • You can use all of our stains on painted or unpainted surfaces.
  • Allow 72 hours before staining on fresh paint.
  • Both stains can be applied with a lint-free cloth, a paint brush, 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 is more. We suggest testing it on a inconspicuous spot first.
  • No Pain Gel Stain is oil based and will require additional dry time.

Dry time: 6-7 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days



Easy Peasy Wax

  • Shake 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 15-20 minutes to set, then buff with a clean lint-free cloth.
  • You may distress before or after waxing.
  • No need to apply clear wax before any of our colored waxes, but you can!
  • Our wax has NO Petroleum Distillates.

Dry time: 15 minutes to an hour - Cure time: 21-30 days

Gilding Wax

  • Allow paint to dry completely.
  • Spread a small amount of Gilding Wax with your finger, a lint-free cloth, sponge, or brush.
  • Lightly buff after 12 hours.

Dry time: 4 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days

Crackle

  • Stir the Crackle well and apply over paint.
  • Allow to dry completely.
  • Apply coat of Chalk Mineral Paint in any color.
  • Do not back brush, this will disturb the cracking.

Dry time: 24 hours

 

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 to 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 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.

 

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.

 

  • Clean your piece with White Lightning.
  • For metal surfaces: apply a coat of Prime Start to protect the metal underneath.
  •  For all other surfaces: apply a coat of Chalk Mineral Paint and let dry.
  • Shake/ stir the Patina Paint really well before applying because it is full of metal pieces which 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 2-6 hours to reach the full effect.
  • No sealing necessary but it can be sealed with Patina Guard or Gator Hide after 48 hours.

Gator Hide Top Coat (water-repellent)

  • 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 another 2 hours and apply one more very thin layer. It will take 3 thin layers to get the water repellent finish.
  • We like to use our Blue Sponge or DBP Synthetic Brushes with Gator Hide. They both work really great!
  • Great for tables, cabinets and counter tops!

Dry time: 48 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days

 

Moonshine Metallics

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

Big Mama's Butta

  • Enhances wood grain and revives, softens & protects leather and other surfaces.
  • You can use on painted or unpainted surfaces.
  • Allow paint to dry completely, if applicable.
  • Apply with a brush or lint-free cloth and buff excess.

Dry time: varies depending on application - Cure time: 7 days

 

BOSS

  • Clean with White Lightning.
  • Apply one coat and allow to dry for 1 hour.
  • Apply a second coat and allow to dry.
  • More coats may be needed if your piece is a "bad bleeder"
  • Apply your paint!

Dry time: allow to dry for 1 hour between coats

 

Slick Stick

  

 

  • Clean with White Lightning and allow to dry.
  • Apply one coat and allow to dry for 2-3 hours.
  • Apply second coat and allow to dry for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Apply your paint!

Dry time: 1st coat- 2-3 hours   2nd coat- at least 8 hours

 

White Lightning

  • 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.

 

Howdy-Do Hemp Oil

 

  • Start with a clean, dry surface.
  • Apply a small amount of oil to the surface using a lint-free cloth or brush.
  • Rub gently until it is absorbed by the raw wood or Chalk Mineral Paint.
  • Allow 2 hours to dry.
  • Wipe excess after 12 hours and repeat if necessary.

Dry time: 24 hours - Cure time: 21-30 days

 

 

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