How to Use Metallic Paint

Learning how to paint metallic furniture is easier than you may think.

With the right paint, I can show you how to get a flawless finish on your furniture with a paintbrush. Let’s dig in!

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How To:

Chose a color that is similar to the metallic paint color for the base coat. For this project, I used one coat of Dried Sage Chalk Mineral Paint.

Be sure that you have a good solid base coat of that color. Also, make sure you have a super smooth finish before applying the metallic paint.

First, you will need a really great paintbrush! I can’t emphasize this enough. When working with metallic paints, the paintbrush matters.

Metallic paint has tiny particles of metal flakes. That’s what gives it its brilliance.

When applying the metallic paint, be mindful to paint in one direction with your paintbrush and use long even strokes on flat surfaces. The results are stunning and can turn a plain Jane piece into a showpiece.

The wood top was refinished with No Pain Gel Stain in Walnut to complement the metallic paint finish. I never knew wood and metallics would look so good together!

To get more details on this painted piece, click Do Dodson Designs here!

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Check out this side table from one of our retailers!
We love the cool patina finish with the gorgeous custom-mixed blue!
Find your local retailer and say hi on Small Business Saturday! http://bit.ly/finddbpretailer
📸🎨 Chair.ity 
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Check out this side table from one of our retailers!
We love the cool patina finish with the gorgeous custom-mixed blue!
Find your local retailer and say hi on Small Business Saturday! http://bit.ly/finddbpretailer
📸🎨 Chair.ity
#Blue #ShopLocalDBP #DixieBellePaint #BestPaintOnPlanetEarth
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2 hours ago

Let's paint with Sam and Luanne from Rustic Journeys. They have made a custom color mix called "Blue Spruce" --- combine equal parts of Stormy Seas, Dusty Blue, and Mint Julep.
Order yours here: http://www.dixiebellepaintcompany.com/shop/?aff=11
The top is a light coat of the No Pain Gel Stain in Picklin White over the existing finish.
Next week we will protect with Gator Hide on the top, Satin Clear Coat on the body and spruce up the original hardware with a Moonshine Metallic in Steel Magnolia.
#rusticjourneys #refinishedfurniture #homedecor #home #paintedfurniture #rescued #vintagestyle
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5 hours ago

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Stormy Seas, Dusty Blue, and Mint Julep!

No priming needed for DBP!

We're so excited for this video!

Say hello and tell us where you're from!

NEW No Pain Gel Stain in Picklin' White!

Clean first with White Lightning!

No sanding required!

Great job! Thank y'all! :)

Hi Sam and Luanne!

Pretty color mix!

Stormy Seas, Dusty Blue, and Mint Julep!

If your project has a slick surface like glass or laminate, use Slick Stick before painting

We now carry the Wagner Home Decor sprayer: dixiebellepaint.com/wagner-home-decor-sprayer/

A mix of Stormy Seas, Dusty Blue, and Mint Julep!

A mix of Stormy Seas, Dusty Blue, and Mint Julep!

Can I just say I got every pot of paint I purchased from you back home whilst visiting in one piece & I am now very proud to be a premier Dixie Belle paint stockist in the UK myself. x

We do 🇬🇧 used slick stick this week, amazing on a melamine desk

Hey you know what might be cool with that color for Christmas is adding some of the metallic colors 😊❤️

It’s a beautiful 72 here in Vegas. Loving it.

It truly is amazing how far the DB paint goes.

Wish I lived near you would love to visit your store 😀

I used Dixie Bell Paint last week for the first time and I love it coming from Lake Charles Louisiana

What have you done to the top of the unit?

Love the idea of painting it the color of a blue spruce tree 🌲. Here in Bemidji MN we have them all

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