Distress (if you would like) - See video Below on Distressed Painted Furniture!
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.
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.
Simply brush on a very thin layer of Gator Hide. Let it dry and then apply another very thin layer. Let it dry and apply one more very thin layer. It will take 3 very thin layers to get the water repellent finish.
We like to use the cling on brush with Gator Hide. It works really great!
A 48- hour dry time is recommended.
Great for tables, cabinets and counter tops!
Dixie Belle Metallic chalk like paint
Another fun way to add some bling to your piece.
After you prep your piece, use the base coat and paint.
You may need 2 or 3 coats of the base coat. This is the grabby coat that will adhere to anything.
Once dry, you can add a layer of the top coat. This is the coat that adds the “Bling” and really makes the color “pop”.