The Gulf Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
The Gulf by Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
How to Use
Dixie Belle Paint is very thick so a little goes a long way. The longer the lid stays off the thicker it will get. If you like a thinner look just add a little water and stir. Clean the item you want to paint with Sugar Soap of you are in the UK, if you piece has any flaky parts give it a light sand and then paint with a damp brush, apply a thin coat . (you can use a chip brush, special brushes designed for chalk painting or whatever brush you like to work with )
Stir your paint before you begin painting.
Dixie Belle’s coverage is excellent but there is no blanket rule for how many coats. Two will suffice most of the time but occasionally you may need a third. How many coats depends on a number of factors, including the colour and surface you’re painting on, (some of the brighter colours and white require an additional coat due to the ratio of pigment required to make them and iif going over dark woods). The difference between the colour of the piece and the paint colour choice will also have a bearing on how many coats you’ll need.
Dixie Belle Paint is touch dry in no time at all, but it’s advisable to wait an hour between coats (dampen your brush and place in an airtight bag, or wrap in cling film, whilst you wait to prevent it drying out).
There is no particular need to seal, after its 30-day cure time, Dixie Belle Paint is durable just the way it is. However, if your project is likely to get above average wear and tear, consider applying a Clear Coat or Gator Hide for added protection. If you’re painting on a shiny surface (eg. glass, veneer, melamine, tile, ceramic, metal, plastic etc) then we would advise that you use Dixie Belle’s adhesion primer, Slick Stick, prior to painting for a long-lasting, well adhered result.