How to Paint with Metallic

One of the questions I’ve been getting a TON lately is how to get a smooth metallic paint finish with a brush. Today, I’m going to take you through my process on this dresser makeover to show you how I achieve such a smooth finish!

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Just look at this piece. Isn’t it amazing? The lady I purchased it from was so sweet– it had been her aunt’s.

I started by removing the hardware and cleaning this piece thoroughly with White Lightning. Then I primed it with BOSS primer in clear. Using primer with the metallics is important. It helps them stick and gives you better coverage. If you’re not sure how to thoroughly prep your furniture for painting, you can read about it on my blog here.

After the primer was dry, it was time to paint! I used one of my absolute favorite colors from the Dixie Belle Metallic line, Steel Magnolia. You can’t go wrong with this color!

I painted 2 coats of Mud Puddle for a consistent base coat.

Now, do you see all those fine details? I couldn’t just leave them! I applied black gilding wax to them. I used a combination of my finger and a brush. In a last minute decision, I added this WoodUBend molding to the center of the top drawer. I just clamped it on with a TINY bit of gorilla glue and gave the drawer another coat of Steel Magnolia.

To learn more about this painted piece, head to Leah Noell Design Co. here!

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Beauty and grace!
Just look a this blended masterpiece! 
Get these colors and more at your local Dixie Belle Paint retailer:
📸🎨 Brushed by Brandy 
#BestPaintOnPlanetEarth #Blend #PaintedFurniture #Hobby

Beauty and grace!
Just look a this blended masterpiece!
Get these colors and more at your local Dixie Belle Paint retailer:
📸🎨 Brushed by Brandy
#BestPaintOnPlanetEarth #Blend #PaintedFurniture #Hobby
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That’s incredible!! I love it!!♥️

Beautiful paint colors

Juste magnifique j'adore 👌

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Let’s make some gifts with Sandi from Urban Rebel Designs
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We're excited for these gift basket projects!

Great job Sandi!


Thanks so much!

So cute!

Love it!

Hi Sandi!

Sandi is putting Sand Bar, Palmetto and Barn Red inside the gift!

Say hello and tell us where you're from when you join in!

Sandi is using Honky Tonk Red!

Watching from Grapevine Decor Antiques & more...

I would be thrilled to get a basket full of DB paint and brushes

Hi Sandi. LaVintage Decor in Altoona, PA

I’m in NC. Where are you located

Hey girl!! Not sure why it commenting under business name 🤦‍♀️

Can’t wait to see this!

I live in Cleveland tn

Deb from TX. Local retailer is Cheryl Small at Menagerie Boutique. She does excellent patina work!!

Loved this! All the presenters on the Dixie Belle site are fabulous! Thank you DB!!

Would love that as a Christmas 🎁

I’d love a gift like that!😍

I would love to get that!💜💜

Replay - hello from Indiana! Full Circle in Mooresville IN is my local dealer.

Great idea!❤️

Wonderful idea!

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