How to Paint an Outdoor Project

Dixie Belle chalk Paint to the Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Sojourns used Dixie Belle Paint to liven up their outside furniture.Β 

Dixie Belle chalk paint to the rescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint is the perfect paint for everything: wood, laminate, metal, glass, and most everything else in between. Simple Sojourns decided to paint theΒ perfect accessory for holding towels and robes while relaxing in the soothing water.Β 

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  1. Laura says:

    Question: I would like to paint a small kitchen table to use in my screened in patio. It is very humid in the south. Would Dixie belle paint and gator hide protect it for all seasons?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Laura, yes our Dixie Belle Paint and Gator Hide are very durable and will be fine for outdoor furniture! Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle says:

    I would like to paint my front door. It is exposed to the elements. Will it be ok or do I need to use some type of sealant or top coat? Thanks! Michelle in Texas

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Michelle, after you paint your front door we recommend using Gator Hide as a water repellent finish perfect for outdoors. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  3. Teresa Valasek says:

    Can your chalk paint be used on an outdoor bench?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hello Teresa, yes you can use our chalk mineral paint on your outdoor bench. Be sure to apply Gator Hide for a water repellent finish. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  4. Josephine Salvatore says:

    Can I paint plastic outdoor furniture with Dixie Belle Paints. Is their any prep necessary and will it need a top coat?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Josephine, be sure to clean first with White Lightning! After painting, use Gator Hide for a water repellent, very durable finish perfect for outdoors. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  5. FRANCES ALWARD says:

    Ho w much paint would I need to paint a Average size outside boor?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Frances, an 8-ounce paint container will cover 38 square feet. A 16-ounce will cover 75 square feet. It really just depends on how many coats you plan to do, but you would probably be fine starting with an 8-ounce. Hope this helps. Have a great day and happy painting! πŸ™‚

  6. Monica MacLellan says:

    I live in Montreal,Quebec, Canada.
    Are your paints and accessories available here? As furniture saviour, I am intrigued by your metaliques and the effects you create. Gotta get my hands on these products.
    Thanks ever so much..

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Monica, we’re so glad you’re in love with Dixie Belle Paint! We ship to Canada directly from our website and also have retailers across the world. Please type in your zip code to see if there is one near you here: https://bit.ly/2E8eIkR πŸ™‚ If not, you can shop right from our website! Happy painting!

  7. Tosha says:

    Hello Dixie Belle,
    Once I paint a galvanized metal tall can with DB paints will I need to seal it afterwards? If so with what sealer do you recommend? Thank you in Advance for your help! ~Tosha

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Tosha, we recommend using Gator Hide after you have painted your project! If the piece is metal, you should definitely use Slick Stick before painting so the paint will adhere better to the surface. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  8. Dee says:

    Hi! I see that Dixie Belle paint is okay to use on metal surfaces. I am wondering however if I could use Dixie Belle to paint the range on my gas stove.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Dee, yes you can use Dixie Belle Paint on metal surfaces. However we would not recommend using it on your gas stove range since the paint is not heat resistant. Hopefully this helps. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  9. Tiffany says:

    Hi! I would like to use dixie belle chalk paint to paint the bottom of a fiberglass bathtub where it will be used everyday for showers. Would this be ok? And how to coat it afterwards? Thanks for your help

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Tiffany, you can paint various areas in the bathroom like tiles and countertops, but we do advise that you don’t paint surfaces that will be frequently saturated with water. Although you can use Slick Stick, paint, then use Gator Hide and and allow the products 21-30 days to cure, we advise against painting the bottom of your bathtub since it will get such daily use. Hopefully this helps! πŸ™‚

  10. Mark says:

    Can I paint my exterior vinyl shutters with your paint?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hello Mark, yes you can paint your shutters with Dixie Belle Paint. Be sure to use Gator Hide after for a water repellent, durable finish. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  11. Cassie says:

    Hi! I am wanting to paint my daughters plastic play house and am wondering if Dixie belle would be an option instead of spray paint?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Cassie, yes you can definitely use Dixie Belle Paint on an outdoor playhouse! We recommend using Slick Stick if the surface is slippery before painting. After painting, use Gator Hide for a water repellent durable finish perfect for surviving outdoor weather. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  12. Jennifer says:

    Does this work on vinyl siding? I’d like to paint a little mural on the outside of my house but have found the paints specific for vinyl siding are all in boring colors! I want your fun chalk paint colors! If so? What products do I need?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Jennifer, that sounds like such a fun project! Yes you can definitely paint vinyl siding. If the surface is slippery, we recommend using Slick Stick before painting. After painting, be sure to use Gator Hide for a water repellent, durable finish perfect for outdoors. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  13. Donnie James says:

    Taking a solid wood dining table and putting under beach house. Will your paint protect from the outside elements. If so what products should be used

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Donnie, our paint is very durable! For outdoor projects we highly recommend sealing with Gator Hide as it is water-repellent and will give you a lasting finish!

  14. Meg says:

    I know I can paint a metal milk can with Dixie Bell paint. Can I then put gator hide on it to seal it from rusting?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Yes you can! If the can is shiny you may want to use Slick Stick before painting as well. Gator Hide will seal in the paint and surface.

  15. Diana says:

    I used gator hide over your paint on a table 3 years ago. Every time we use the dining table, we get white rings everywhere that glasses were. They do go away over by the next day but it looks bad at dinner parties. Have you modified the formula since then? Want to use on our outdoor table but done want the same issue.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hello Diana,
      Unfortunately since the product is water based, that does tend to happen..
      We do recommend using a barrier such as coasters, place mats, etc. We also recommend wiping it up as soon as you see it or it happens for the water rings to go away faster.
      Hope this helps!

  16. Michele says:

    We just bought a vintage wrought iron bistro set! Will DB adhere to the wrought iron?? Will appreciate all the help. Love love love Dixie Belle Paints!!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hey Michele,
      Yes DBP will adhere but make sure you apply our Slick Stick first for better adhesion!

  17. Pam McKay says:

    I know Gator hide is good for outdoor pieces and protects it from water. I was wondering does it protects it from the sun fading it also?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hey Pam,
      Yes it does, but be sure to reapply every 60 days to insure protection!

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