How to Use New Metallic Paint

I was so excited to use the new one-step metallic paint on this French chest!

There’s five stunning colors to choose from and I finally decided on Steel Magnolia.

Find your local retailer here to see if they have these amazing Moonshine Metallics colors in stock!

Dixie Belle Paint Products:
How To:

First, I cleaned the piece with White Lightning. This is such an important step.

To learn more about cleaning with White Lightning, read this!

Next, I used BOSS in Clear to block odors, stains, and stop bleed thru. I think this was key for the metallic paint.

Then, I used 3 coats of Steel Magnolia. I can’t believe how great the coverage was and how evenly it dried.

I painted the details of the piece with Black Gilding Wax.

To see more painted pieces from Leah Noell Design Co., click here!

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  1. Sharon mccowan says:

    Hi, I was just wondering if you have any stockiest in Australia, I’m in love with your metallics?

    Kind regards
    Sharon

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Sharon, thanks for loving Dixie Belle Paint! We are sorry, but at this time Dixie Belle Paint is not shipping overseas. We are working out the logistics for doing so and hopefully will be shipping to Australia sooner rather than later! πŸ™‚

  2. Georgia Paul says:

    Can the new metallic paints be tinted by adding another regular paint color.
    Such as wedding belle and add fluff???

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Georgia, yes you can! Try Rozay over Soft Pink or Silver Bullet over Driftwood too! Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  3. Janie says:

    Can Moonshine Metallics be used on metal? I have a metal mirror I wood love to paint.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Janie, yes you can use Moonshine Metallics on metal for decorative purposes. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  4. Marchelle R Recendez says:

    I need this Steel Magnolia in my life! I have 49 shadys of gray but seriously need this one ! This shade is the perfect 50 shades of gray!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Marchelle, we’re so glad you’re loving the new Moonshine Metallics! Follow us on Pinterest for more painted inspiration http://bit.ly/DBpinterest πŸ™‚

  5. Sheryl Salsgiver says:

    Hi Leah:

    I am loving these new metallics and I can’t wait to try them. My question is about the black in the grooves on the bottom of your piece. I have a piece I have been working on with similar grooves but I just can’t get the black to look nice and clean. Do you have any tips?

    Sheryl

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Sheryl, try out Black Gilding Wax in the grooves of your piece for a finished look! Maybe try out using a small craft brush to fit in the space. Hope this helps. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

  6. Susan says:

    Do the metallics need to be sealed after cure?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Susan, you are not required to seal them but we recommend using Gator Hide if you need a durable finish for your project. Happy painting! πŸ™‚

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