We purchased our colonial house dream home but it was in desperate need of a makeover. It was time to get my creative juices flowing. Dixie Belle Paint to the rescue! I was excited that there was no need for extensive preparations. I had 3000 square feet of updates to do so, minimal preparation was a game-changer. I hope my tutorial helps with your dream kitchen makeover. Keep reading for the tutorial at the end.
How to completely redo your kitchen or furniture in 4 easy steps:
- Clean with White Lightning and rinse with clean water
- Apply Slick Stick if the surface is shiny
- Paint with your choice of Chalk Mineral Paint color
- Seal with Gator Hide or topcoat.
Step one: dip a lint-free cloth into the white lightning and squeeze excess from the cloth. Wipe your entire piece. With a new cloth and clean water wipe again to remove residue.
Step two; apply one thin coat of slick stick; allow to dry completely; apply another thin coat. This process will allow you to paint slick or slippery surfaces (yay no sanding) It is recommended to let this dry overnight before you paint.
Step 3; Time to paint! Darker colors usually need one coat, but lighter colors may need a second coat. Keep your brush damp to help the paint to flow. A mist or spray bottle is very helpful.
Step four; allow the paint to dry completely. Apply a thin coat of Clear Coat for added protection. Apply another thin coat after one hour. You can add up to three very thin coats. I like to use Dixie Belle Blue Sponge when I apply mine.