PAINTING HELP AND TIPS

  

Chalk Mineral Paint and Silk-All-In One Mineral Paint Comparison

 

 

 

 

 

Sanding Priming Sealing Required

Clean with White Lightning

Application

Full Coverage/ Strong Coating

Dry Time

Cure Time

Finish

Washable

Can  Be Used in Sprayer

Stain Blocking

Chalk Mineral Paint

No

 

 

Yes

Damp Brush:

2 Coats

Yes

15 Min.

21-30 Days

Matte

Chalky

Yes

Yes

No, Must

Use Boss

Silk Paint

Yes, Scuff Sand

 

 

Yes

Dry Brush

2 Coats

Yes

2 Hours

21-30 Days

Low Reflective Satin

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Dixie Belle Paint Characteristics

  • Dixie Belle paint is non-toxic with no VOC's.

  • Paint has no smell and can be used in an unventilated area. Although other products like Patina, Slick Stick, and Boss do require adequate ventilation.

  • Dixie Belle paint adheres to wood, walls, glass, ceramics, metal, mirrors, plastic, fabric, concrete, leather, styrofoam, and cardboard.

  •  Typically 8 ounce will cover 38 square feet, 16 ounce will cover 75 square feet, and 32 ounce will cover 150 square feet. These amounts will vary depending on how it is applied. 

 

 

 Recommended Chalk Mineral Paint Instructions

  • No Sanding or scuffing required.

  • The piece should be free of dirt, grease, grime, and wax. Clean your piece, preferably with Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner. Rinse residue after applying White Lightning.

  • If the surface is slick like glass, pcv, laminate, or plastic, a primer coat of slick stick is recommended.

  • Apply one to two coats of chalk paint using a wet brush. 

  • For extra protection apply clear coat or wax.

 

 

 Recommended Silk All-In-One Paint Instructions

  • Degloss all pieces with a light scuff sand.

  • The piece should be free of dirt, grease, grime, and wax. If required,  clean your piece, preferably with Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner. Rinse residue after applying White Lightning.

  • If the surface is slick like glass, pcv, laminate, or plastic, a primer coat of slick stick is recommended.

  • Apply two coats of silk paint using a dry synthetic brush. Silk paint has a built in top coat, primer, and water based stain blocker. 

 

 

 

 

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