How to Use Slick Stick

What is Slick Stick?

Slick Stick allows you to paint shiny, slick, or slippery surfaces with ease! Surfaces like PVC, glass, Formica, laminate, metal, and more are easily painted and stay painted. This product will easily allow the paint to adhere to the surface!

Slick Stick is a water-base primer specifically made to bond to difficult surfaces. This product is a problem solver and should not be needed on all projects.

Check out this quick tutorial video!


Here’s step by step of Slick Stick!

Step 1:

First, clean your piece with White Lightning to rid your piece of wax, oils, dust, and peeling rust or paint. Follow directions on the White Lightning label. Wipe down and allow to dry. Please ensure your piece is thoroughly dry prior to painting.

Step 2:

Start with a damp brush and apply one coat of Slick Stick and allow it to dry for 2-3 hours.

Step 3:

Apply second coat of Slick Stick and allow the two layers to dry overnight.

NOTE: Surface must be thoroughly dry prior to painting.

Step 4:

Start painting! Apply Dixie Belle Paint in the color of your choice!

Now you can admire your favorite Dixie Belle Paint color on top! This will not scratch or peel at all after it has cured. Our products take 21-30 days to cure.

Please Note:

Do not pour excess Slick Stick down the drain, however it is safe to wash your brushed with warm water and soap down the drain. Do not freeze Slick Stick!

Customer Review:

“I had a super glossy piece of wood furniture and painted it with Slick Stick after thoroughly cleaning and rinsing it. Slick Stick worked like a charm! I was then able to use Dixie Belle Paint to cover both the wood doors, frame and the counter top.” – Dee Anna B.

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  1. Charles Williams says:

    Question? Can Slick Stick be used/applied using a paint sprayer? Thanks!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Charles, yes you can use Slick Stick in a paint sprayer and there is no need to add water. Happy Painting! 🙂

  2. Val says:

    Can you use other paints other than Dixie Belle with Slick Stick Bonding primer? I don’t want to use milk paint for kitchen cupboards.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Val, we have not tested other paints with our products, but can assure you that Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint is compatible with Slick Stick. Check out this blog about painting kitchen cabinets with DBP: 🙂

  3. Lisa says:

    Hi, Can you use gel stain over slick stick?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Lisa, we wouldn’t recommend using No Pain Gel Stain on top of Slick Stick. Depending on what type of surface you’re painting on, gel stains can be applied to factory finish or raw wood. If you use Slick Stick, the surface is going to be white so you will have to cover it completely and it will just look like the solid color of the gel stain. If you’re just trying to get a solid color, we recommend just using one of our paint colors. Hope this helps. Happy painting! 🙂

  4. Erin says:

    Do you have to apply 2 coats of slick stick or would one be ok?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Erin, yes we recommend two coats of Slick Stick for full adhesion. Happy painting! 🙂

  5. Jessica Vasquez Alvarado says:

    Can you use this on tile countertops, does the paint after applying the slick stick chip away

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Jessica, yes you can use Slick Stick on countertops! The paint will not chip away. The Slick Stick will adhere the paint to the surface. We recommend finishing up with Gator Hide for a water repellent and very durable finish in a high traffic area. Check out At Home with Ashley’s countertops here: Hope this helps! Happy painting! 🙂

  6. Sheri says:

    Can this be used on tile surrounding a garden tub in a bathroom? Or on a laminate countertop? Thank you.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Sheri, yes you can definitely use Slick Stick on both of those surfaces. We recommend using Gator Hide after you paint for a water repellent and durable finish. Happy painting! 🙂

  7. Ghislaine Chambas says:

    Hi I want to use Slick Stick in my shower I want the tiles to be white, so do I need to use a white paint after the to coats of Slick Stick?
    Thank you

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Ghislaine, yes after you’ve applied Slick Stick you need to use white chalk mineral paint on the tiles. We highly recommend using Gator Hide after the paint for a water repellent durable finish. The Gator Hide is the main key to for painted surfaces in bathrooms. Hopefully this helps, happy painting! 🙂

  8. Shellie says:

    Can I use slick stick over oil bass paint? If so should I lightly sand first,or just clean with white lighting and use slick stick.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hello Shellie, we do not recommend using Slick Stick with oil based paint since it is a water based product. All of our products including White Lightning are water based so we recommend using them only with other Dixie Belle Paint products. We are unsure how compatible they are with other brands. Hopefully this helps. Happy painting! 🙂

  9. Loyda Fisher says:

    Is their a way to remove slick stick ? I have a coat on a piece of wood and would like to know is there is a way to remove it.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Loyda, Slick Stick is not easily removable. You could test using a paint stripper to remove it in a small area to see if it works.

  10. Inger MacRae says:

    Can I use slick stick over vinyl trim around a window?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hello Inger, if the surface is shiny or slippery then you can definitely use Slick Stick! If after cleaning the surface is more dull then you may not need to use Slick Stick.

  11. Connie says:

    I am painting a dresser and used a primer that was supposed to stick but it didn’t. I tried the fingernail scratch and it came right off. Do I have to remove the primer before I use Slick Stick?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hey Connie,
      You don’t have to remove the old primer, but it would be best to start fresh so the Slick Stick has a better connection with the dresser and the paint used on top!

  12. Stacey says:

    Can I use slick stick to paint a cultured marble vanity top?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Stacey,
      Yes you can! Be sure to clean your piece really well before hand!

  13. Cynthia Coker says:

    Can I use BOSS and Slick Stick together on my wood cabinets that might have tannin and are coated with many layers of poly? What do I put on first?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi there! Both of these products should never be used together, but out of these two Slick Stick should be the one to be used!

  14. Laurie says:

    How does it work in high humidity? Also what type of ventilation is needed? It’s June in Georgia and I want to recycle a microwave stand. I’d like to do it inside yhe house if possible.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Laurie,
      No ventilation needed for Slick Stick, just DO NOT rinse down any drains! In high humidity it will take a little longer than normal to dry so be sure to let it completely dry before doing anything else to it!

  15. Hanaa H says:

    When it says overnight, does that mean a full 12 hrs or can you paint it after 3-5 hrs after second coat?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Hanaa,
      A full 12hrs😊

  16. Can slick stick and dixie belle paints be used on tile or cement floors, let’s say in a kitchen or family room?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Yes they can, both products can!

      Happy painting!

  17. Cecilia Larsen says:

    I used Dixie Belle paint on furniture for my granddauther’s bedroom & the paint is chipping on the desk top & dresser top which was originally smooth as glass. I sanded lightly before painting but didn’t use Slick Stick. Can I remove the paint from the tops & use the Stick Slick?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Cecilia,
      No need to remove the paint if you don’t want to. You can apply Slick Stick right over all of the paint already on there.
      Happy painting!

  18. Susan says:

    Do you have to stir the slick stick before using it?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Susan! Yes, you can stir or shake Slick Stick before using it. 🙂

  19. Jill says:

    I’ve applied two coats of tinted Slick Stick to a veneered dining table today. I used a roller on the flat top of table and a brush on the legs and skirt. How much is even coverage of the Slick Stick a concern before I paint, meaning should I apply more to lighter spots or sand edges that have a slight bit too much? Being a large, flat table surface this is a concern that wouldn’t exist for many pieces of furniture. It seems that I wouldn’t want to sand away the task that the Slick Stick is providing but I also want it to be nice and smooth. Planning to paint with Coffee Bean tomorrow. First time Dixie Belle user.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Jill! We recommend using one of our Rad Pads on our website with a fine grit. This will help smooth out your finish. You can lightly sand down the areas that are uneven. However, we recommend then going over it again with another coat of Slick Stick since some of it will be removed during sanding. Hope this helps! Happy painting!

  20. Kim says:

    Question: wanting to use slick stick but using caviar and gravel road paint. Can yo add color to slick stick to darken it for dark colors

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Kim! If you’d like to, you can. 🙂

  21. Sally says:

    Hi, can slick stick be used on porcelain? I mean the type that china dolls are made of? I need a good quality primer so as to paint them.
    Many thanks

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Sally! Yes, you can. 😊

  22. Sharee Schroeder says:

    Can I use a stain over Slick Stix? I am NEW to painting furniture.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Sharee! Yes, you can. But, you won’t be able to see the wood grain because Slick Stick is a white primer.

  23. Pam Hatcher says:

    Hello. So glad to find a place to ask questions. I am brand new to your products. I have a large round wood coffee table with very ornate legs and sides. I want to use the Slick Stick to especially paint the ornate sides and legs. I want to use your paint for the legs and sides and decoupage with material on the top which must be white or a light color because no dark color should show through the material. My question is…. can I use the Slick Stick on the top and decoupage material over the Slick Stick? Or should I use the Slick Stick, then paint, then mod podge? Or is Slick Stick not good to use under a decoupage area because the mod podge is actually glue?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Pam! From what we can tell, we’d suggest doing two coats of Slick Stick and one coat of our Chalk Mineral Paint for your decoupage.

  24. Nema House says:

    Hi I have some shiny vinyl barstools/chairs that I want to change the color. What products and process are recommended? These will be used regularly as they are in my breakfast room so will this hold up or should this product be used for pieces that are more for looks?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi there! We’d recommend cleaning them thoroughly with White Lightning. From what we can tell, we’d recommend to then prime with two coats of Slick Stick. Next, paint with your color of choice. We’d recommend sealing with 3 coats of Gator Hide for extra durability. 😊 Happy painting!

  25. Sally says:

    Can you use slick stick on a mirror?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Sally! Yes, you can! 😊

  26. Shannon says:

    Hello. I would like to try a craft project using an old, slightly rusty cookie tray. I want to paint using your chalk mineral paint and then decoupaging the center with paper. I have purchased the slick stick, but besides using the White Lightning and Slick Stix, what other prep work should I use regarding the rusty spots? Thank you.

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Shannon! We’d recommend cleaning it thoroughly and perhaps soaking it in White Lightning before priming with Slick Stick. If that doesn’t remove the rust, we’d recommend searching some rust-removal remedies. (Ketchup can remove small spots of rust.) Happy painting!! 😊

  27. Evanna says:

    Can I use high gloss trim paint over Slick stick?

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Evanna! We don’t test our products with other brands. You can try it on an inconspicuous section of your piece. 😊

  28. Elaine says:

    Can I paint metal radiator covers with chalk mineral paint? Some places are peeling. Should I prime it? Thank you

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Elaine! Are these covers going to get hot?

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