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Yes we have several retailers in Canada!
1.One Man’s Treasure; https://www.facebook.com/OneMansTreasureStonyPlain/
4912 50 Ave, Stony Plain, AB, Canada, T7Z 1S0 - 780-963-7776
2. Absolute Serendipity; https://www.facebook.com/designsbynathaliej/
8706 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2J6, Canada - 587-452-7700
3. KC Interiors; https://www.facebook.com/kcinteriorsinc.4Toronto
1053 Papes Ave Toronto, ON M4K3W3 - 416-716-7308
4. State of Paint (inside Hamilton Antique Mall #23G)
233 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z4, Canada - 905-484-0074
5. B&C Vintage Furniture (inside Between Roadshow Antiques Pickering); https://www.facebook.com/BCfurnitureON/
14 Squires Beach Road Pickering, ON, Canada L1W4B9 - 647-462-3740
6. Cultus General Store Limited; https://cultusgeneralstore.weebly.com/
704 6th Concession Rd 6 ENR Clear Creek, ON, Canada N0E1C0 - 519-875-1173
7. A Ravens Nest; https://www.facebook.com/Aravensnest/
240 West Street Port Colborne, ON, Canada L3K2T4 - 289-213-4716
8. KC Vintage ( inside The Country Market )
17680 Leslie Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3E4, Canada 905-853-3982
Yes! We do ship to Canada!
We are expanding to the UK, AU and NZ! Sign up for our newsletter here: http://bit.ly/dbpnewsletter to get the latest updates and the list of stores that will be carrying Dixie Belle Paint near you! Happy Painting!
Dixie Belle Paint Company is expanding overseas and we’re working out the logistics to reach other locations like (Spain). Sign up for our newsletter here: http://bit.ly/dbpnewsletter to stay up to date! Happy Painting!
We have a few retailers in Europe who may be able to ship to your location, so enter your postal code on our website to find the one nearest to you: https://bit.ly/2NEf8Dk
White Lightning is not suggested as a household cleaner. We recommend using White Lightning for cleaning surfaces prior to painting.
ANSWER 1: I am so sorry to hear that happened. All chalk paint/chalk mineral paint is a porous product. When any brand of polyacrylic is applied over top (Gator Hide), it actually wicks tannins/stains through the paint. If you are ever unsure of your piece, we recommend our newest product BOSS (Blocks Odors Stains and Stops Bleed thru).
ANSWER 2: It could have a heavy stain, varnish or it could have been in a house that had heavy smokers, etc. When you apply the clear coat over your painted piece, it actually pulls up the stains or tannins. If your piece was exposed to smoke or is an older cherry or mahogany, we recommend Dixie Belle’s BOSS stain blocker before painting. No worries, now that you have clear coated the piece it will seal it and then repaint.
Dixie Belle Paint is non-toxic with no VOC’s.
Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint has adhesive qualities designed to eliminate the need to sand, prime or prep. Just choose your favorite color from our palette of 64 stunning colors, clean your creation and start painting. No sanding, priming or sealing required! Your masterpiece will have a matte finish that can be distressed beautifully.
Our paint is a chalk mineral paint. For trademark purposes, we cannot call our paint "chalk paint." Our paint has no VOCs, has great coverage, is self leveling and self-sealing. You are going to love it 🙂
No Pain Gel Stain, Patina, Gator Hide, Slick Stick, and BOSS do require ventilation.
Dixie Belle Paint is nontoxic and many people have used it while pregnant with no issues. However, it's always best to consult with your doctor.
Any good quality wood glue. Not PVA or two pack. Has to be specific wood glue
Gator Hide is designed for high traffic areas such as: cabinets, counter tops, table tops and outdoor furniture. Gator Hide is water repellent
and Clear Coat is water resistant. Clear Coat will also add a layer of protection and comes in 3 sheens: Flat (matte), Satin (semi-gloss) and Gloss (shiny.)
BOSS is a water based odor and stain blocker. It tackles tough stains including bleed thru, smoke, nicotine, felt tip marker, tannins and more. BOSS also seals smoke odors.
Slick Stick is an adhesive that is applied to slippery surfaces such as plastic, ceramic, glass, countertops, laminate, thermofoil, formica, and other glossy or slick surfaces.
No Pain Gel Stain is oil based and VooDoo Gel Stain is water based.
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 white lightning, take a damp brush, (you can use a chip brush, brushes designed for chalk painting) and paint. It will dry very quickly. Some items will need a second coat so after about 30 minutes add another coat.
No, you do not have to prime, sand or strip before using DBP but you should always clean with White Lightning before painting.
No, you do not have to seal or wax after using DBP. If you like the chalky matte finish you can leave it as is and after the paint cures (in 21-30 days) it will be durable on its own!
Dixie Belle Paint adheres to wood, walls, glass, ceramics, metal, mirrors, plastic, fabric, concrete, leather...even styrofoam or cardboard!
Try to rub some off the wax off with mineral spirits.
A booth must be inside a commercially zoned business. Many booths are grouped inside places like antique shopping centers/malls.
8-ounce will cover 38 square feet.
16-ounce will cover 75 square.
32-ounce of will cover 150 square feet.
If you're painting with a darker color, a single coat will usually do. If it's a lighter color, you will probably need two.
You can use a solution of 8 ounces of paint to 2 ounces of water!
Yes, Dixie Belle Paint is perfect for both fabrics. Lightly mist your fabric with water (do not over-saturate), and then paint like normal. You might have to do a second coat. When dry, sand with 220 grit sanding sponge and your fabric will feel like leather.
Yes, you can dye fabric with Dixie Belle Paint!
Dixie Belle Paint comes in 8 oz, 16 oz, and 32 oz sizes!
Allow your finished piece to completely dry. Simply brush on a thin layer of Gator Hide. Let it dry and after 2 hours, re-apply. Let it dry 2 hours and repeat this up to 3 thin layers to get the water repellent finish. We recommend using our blue sponge and keeping it dry. A 48-hour dry time recommended.
When applying Gator Hide, it is best to use it in a temperature controlled environment and well ventilated area. In our experience, Gator Hide can potentially be affected only when application is in humid areas. Just try to find the best ventilated area to apply Gator Hide to your piece.
Gator Hide after wax? Wait until your piece is dry and not tacky then wait another 24 hours before applying Gator Hide.
We recommend against using wax over Patina and instead would suggest using Gator Hide. Gator Hide will protect your piece and stop the patina reaction. If you're just trying to get rid of the chalky feel and not necessarily stop the reaction, just use a very damp cloth to wipe it away.
When using Patina, apply thick coats and create peaks and valleys. . Please make sure you shake it very well because there's metal pieces that will sink to the bottom. Shake thoroughly to mix it up and you should be good to go. Also, when cleaning try to remove excess paint off your brush and then rinse with soap and water down the drain.
Yes you can, but please note that it is not going to change the finish but it might change some of the texture.
Yes you can seal Patina with any Dixie Belle Clear Coat. It doesn't have to be Gator Hide.
First, ensure the paint is completely dry. Then, make sure the glaze is mixed really well before you start. Apply it in small sections using a brush or cloth. Wipe away excess glaze or add more if necessary to get to the finish you like. If you are working with a piece with lots of nooks and crannies/carvings, work the glaze in to make those details pop. Glaze will add depth and dimension to your piece so we can't wait to see the finished project!
Wanting to use BDW over Glaze? The Best Dang Wax won't fully adhere to the Glaze since the Glaze has a bit of a slick surface. The Wax will add a little something but not the full effect.
Wax acts as a sealant and helps to add dimension, whereas Glaze is more translucent on a piece and is typically used to highlight. Glaze also has a metallic sheen compared to a waxes matte look.
Dixie Belle clear coats and glazes are low voc, meaning below 50.
After you have cleaned with White Lightning and painted with Dixie Belle Paint, allow it to dry completely. Make sure to shake up the Clear Coat Flat well. Apply a thin coat with a dry brush or sponge. You can apply up to 3 thin coats. If you are sanding it down, make sure to clean well after sanding to prevent debris from being trapped in the Clear Coat. Clear Coat Flat is completely clear, if you are getting a hazy finish, moisture may be trapped between layers.
Thickened in container? The Clear Coat might have thickened up if air got into the container. We recommend watering it down a little bit to see if it will start working better.
We recommend using 2 ounces of distilled water or Floetrol per 8 ounces of paint in a sprayer.
No you don't have to dilute Gator Hide.
Yes you can use Clear Coat, Slick Stick or BOSS in a paint sprayer and there is no need to add water.
Most times wax should be removed by using either mineral spirits or sandpaper. But, you can paint right over Dixie Belle’s Easy Peasy Wax and Best Dang Wax because it is water based.
The Patina Guard should be used on top of the Patina paint and spray. You can seal the Patina with Clear Coat or Gator Hide, but the Patina Guard is an option that prevents fading and ensures a long lasting patina finish.
You should be able to paint over it as long as the oil-based stain dries completely before you layer any water-based products such as Dixie Belle Paint, wax or Gator Hide. If you're using our No Pain Gel Stain, please keep in mind that it takes overnight for it to dry.
It may take a little bit longer to dry because of the cold but it really depends on the humidity in the air. Bella Renovare often paints on live videos in her garage with very cold temperatures and the paint still dries so you should be fine!
No Pain Gel Stain is oil based and similar to traditional stains. It comes in Espresso, Georgian Cherry and Walnut. VooDoo Gel Stain is water-based and can be mixed with paint, wax or used alone. It comes in a squirt bottle which makes application easy peasy! They can also be layered or mixed together for your perfect color. VooDoo Gel Stain is available in Bayou Moss, Tobacco Road, Up in Smoke, Temptress, and Black Magic. VooDoo Gel Stain dries in about 15 minutes and No Pain Gel Stain recommended dry time is overnight.
We think you might just need to sand it a little bit more until the lines are out. After that, repaint with either a damp brush or use a spray mister bottle on the piece as you paint. The added water will really help stretch the paint out. Once you've repainted, you should be good to finish everything off with Gator Hide. We recommend you very lightly sand your piece, clean it well, and then apply very thin coats of Gator Hide in one direction only. Don't back brush when you apply the thin coats and less is more.
50°F - 90°F
In most cases, all you'll need to do is clean with White Lightning and then paint.
Our best suggestion would be to repaint and reseal the hardware
you rub it on to the paint once the paint is dry. You don't have to use Clear Coat or Best Dang Wax first. You can use Clear Coat or Wax after. It is personal preference, but the Clear Coat will give you an added layer of protection and is available in three finishes, Gloss, Satin or Flat.
Dixie Belle Paint will re-do your bathroom cabinet great! It is a great idea and will help save you money and the environment! 😉 Painting your cabinets will be easy peasy with this paint! We highly recommend cleaning with White Lightning and encourage people to NOT skip this step, as this is going to make your paint stick! After cleaning, you can assess the surface of your cabinets. If your finish is slick or shiny, then you will want to consider using our newest product Slick Stick. This is a bonding agent for DBP to adhere to slick or shiny surfaces. After applying Slick Stick as directed, you can paint! Dixie Belle Paint has great coverage, but some lighter colors may require two coats! After you have painted, you can choose to embellish with glaze, wax, or stains! We recommend sealing your cabinet with our top coat called Gator Hide, which is a very durable top coat with three thin layers. Then you will have a water-repellent surface (use a DRY sponge when painting the Gator Hide)!
Clean with White Lightning first and then apply Slick Stick. Apply one coat of Slick Stick; allow dry for 2-3 hours. Apply second coat and let it dry overnight. After you paint with your favorite Dixie Belle Paint color, you can apply Gator Hide, which creates a water repellent finish. Apply Gator Hide with a dry blue sponge. Apply one coat of Gator Hide and let dry for 2 hours before applying a second coat. You can add up to three thin coats. A 48-hour dry time is recommended and Gator Hide will be a semi-satin finish.
To apply paint with a stencil, use a small sponge like a makeup sponge/wedge so you have more control over the amount of paint used. The small sponge should make it easier on the grout lines as well. It will take more time, but your results will be crisp and clean. If you don't want the process to be too long, you can also use a spray gun with the paint.
Yes you can use Gator Hide on a crib, just make sure the paint has cured for 30 or more days. As with anything involving the kiddies, we recommend exercising cautious when it comes to curious chewing.
No, you do not need to Slick Stick before painting metal.
Hi Cindy, thanks for messaging us. There is no latex in our paint. Dixie Belle Paint is a water based acrylic with proprietary additives.
Dixie Belle Paint is that it has a high amount of Acrylic Resin which is why we have such a superior "hide" factor compared with the competition. It also water based and other proprietary ingredients.