When it comes to painting and refinishing furniture, the market is brimming with options. From chalk paints to mineral paints, there’s no shortage of brands promising to deliver exceptional results. However, for those in the know, there’s one name that stands out above the rest: Dixie Belle Paint. 

A red jar of paint with a brown label that reads Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint, a brown paint brush, a white jar of paint that reads Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin, and a jar with a white substance and a blue label sit on a brown platform with off-white beads around it. The platform sits on greenery, and the same greenery is behind the tray.

The Quest for the Best 

You might be wondering, “Is there a good substitute for Dixie Belle Paint?” The short answer is no. While there are plenty of other chalk paints out there, none quite measure up to the quality, versatility, and ease of use that Dixie Belle Paint offers. 

The upper left corner has a jar of green paint with a white label that reads Silk, a brown paint brush with green paint dripping off of it sits across the top of the black lid of the paint jar. To the right of the paint jar is a white cylinder that has green paint running off of it and pooling on the white table below it. The upper right corner has a tan jar of paint with a black lid and a brown label that reads Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint Sand Bar. The paint jar is laying on it's side on two different tones of brown sand that have been raked, and a paint brush with the two colors of sand sits on the sand below the paint jar. The Dixie Belle logo in red and blue is below the green Silk picture. The lower left corner has an open jar of paint with a black label that reads Terra sitting on white rocks. A brown paint brush with white paint at the top of it is propped against the paint jar. To the right of the paint is a white cylinder with a closed jar with a white substance that reads Terra sitting on top of it. Everything sits on a white tabletop with a white and gray marbled circle behind it. The lower right corner is a brown paint brush with green paint on it sitting on a white table top with a strip of green paint coming from the top of the brush.

Why Dixie Belle Paint Stands Out 

1. Superior Quality 

Dixie Belle Paints are known for their superior quality. The pigments are rich and vibrant, providing excellent coverage with minimal coats. Whether you’re working on a large piece or a small project, the results are consistently stunning. 

The upper left corner is a picture of a blue table with gold handles. To the right of the picture is a pink fuzzy chair. A brown pot with greenery coming out of it sits on top of the table and drapes to the left of the table. The upper right corner is a picture of a round breadbord that was painted blue, the board has pink flowers and a multicolored hummingbird painted on it. Greenery is on the wall behind the board, Low Flying Angels is printed to the right of the board, and a brown stand with flowers sit to the right of the board. The lower left corner is a green painted magazine rack with two mushrooms and a snail on the front of it. White flowers are coming out of the top of the rack and a white yarn tassel is hanging from the handle to the right. The rack is sitting on a piece of white fur, in front of an off-white painted wall with a window. The lower right corner is a table that has been painted orange, blue and green sitting on a gray wooden floor. Brown candlesticks with candles burning and blue beads sit on top of the table, and a blue, white and orange flower pattern is on the top of the table.

2. Ease of Use 

One of the standout features of Dixie Belle Paint is its ease of use. Even if you’re new to the world of furniture refinishing, you’ll find Dixie Belle Paints incredibly user-friendly. The paints adhere well to a variety of surfaces without the need for extensive prep work, making your projects quicker and more enjoyable. 

A white background with 3 green paint stripes and two brown paintbrushes that have green paint on them. A white circle with a green stripe through it is on top of the paint stripes, and the words "EASY TO USE" are printed 3 times in the circle.

3. Versatility 

Dixie Belle Paint Company offers unparalleled versatility. With a wide range of colors and finishes, including our popular Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint and Terra Clay Paint lines, there’s something for every style and taste. Whether you’re aiming for a sleek, modern look or a distressed, vintage feel, Dixie Belle has you covered. 

The Dixie Belle logo in red and blue is at the top. The upper left corner has a picture of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint with words describing the paint. The upper right corner has a picture of Silk All-In-One MIneral Paint with words describing the paint. The lower left corner has a picture of Terra Clay Paint with words describing the paint. The lower right corner has pictures of decoupage, transfer, stencil, paint brushes and more and words describing Belles and Whistles.

Exploring Other Options 

While there are other brands of chalk paint available, they often fall short in one or more areas. Some may offer a decent range of colors but lack the durability and smooth finish that Dixie Belle provides. Others might be easy to use but don’t deliver the same level of vibrancy and coverage. 

Why Settle for Less? 

When you choose Dixie Belle Paint, you’re not just choosing a product; you’re choosing a community. Our users rave about the results they achieve and often share their projects, tips, and tricks with fellow enthusiasts. This sense of community, coupled with the exceptional quality of our products, is what sets Dixie Belle apart from the competition. 

A picture of 6 pairs of hands in a circle, the hands have all been painted different colors.

FAQ: Common Questions About Dixie Belle Paint 

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What is the Most Popular Dixie Belle Paint Color? 

Choosing a favorite Dixie Belle Paint color can be a challenge given the extensive and beautiful palette available. However, one color that consistently stands out among our users is Fluff. This soft, neutral white is incredibly versatile and works beautifully in a variety of styles and settings. Whether you’re aiming for a clean, modern look or a more vintage, distressed finish, “Fluff” provides the perfect backdrop. Its popularity is a testament to its ability to transform any piece into something stunning and timeless. 

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To see more top-selling colors, check out our blog, Dixie Belle’s Top 10 Best Selling Paint Colors.

Do You Have to Sand Before Using Dixie Belle Paint? 

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether you need to sand before using Dixie Belle Paint. The answer is, generally, no! Dixie Belle Paints are designed to adhere well to most surfaces with minimal prep work. However, for the best results, especially on glossy or slick surfaces, we recommend a light scuff sanding.  This helps to ensure maximum adhesion and a long-lasting finish. An alternative to sanding is Bonding BOSSBonding BOSS is a 2-in-1 primer, which allows for adhesion to glossy or slick surfaces and stops bleed thru. Always clean your surface thoroughly with Dixie Belle’s White Lightning before painting to remove any grease, grime, or residue. 

A person with a black apron and grey sleeves, wearing yellow rubber gloves holds a spray bottle pointed to a brown table in one hand and is wiping the table with a blue cloth with the other hand. A jar of Dixie Belle White Lightning is on the tabletop next to the blue rag.  A hand holds a black sander to a brown piece of brown wood, metal bars are above the wood.  A hand holds a jar off Dixie Belle Bonding Boss over a brown table.

Does Dixie Belle Paint Need to be Sealed? 

Another common question is whether Dixie Belle Paint needs to be sealed. While Dixie Belle Paint provides a durable finish on its own, we do recommend sealing your project for added protection, especially for high-traffic pieces like kitchen cabinets or dining tables. Our Clear Coat comes in flat, satin, and gloss finishes, allowing you to choose the level of sheen that best suits your project. For an extra layer of durability, especially for outdoor projects, you can use our Gator Hide, which offers superior water resistance and durability. 

The top half of the picture has 3 jars of Dixie Belle Clear Coat, Satin, Gloss and Flat, the words Dixie Belle Clear Coat and words describing this product are to the left of the product. The lower half has a picture of Dixie Belle Gator Hide with the words Dixie Belle Gator Hide and the words describing the product to the right of the product.


In your search for the perfect paint, you’ll find that Dixie Belle Paints truly have no substitute. While other brands may try to compete, they simply can’t match the quality, ease of use, and versatility that Dixie Belle offers. So why settle for less? Choose Dixie Belle Paints for your next project and experience the difference for yourself. 

A white round table has a jar of green paint on its side with green paint pouring out of it and running down the table. A black round lid with a brown paint brush with green paint is to the left of the white table. The Dixie Belle logo is at the top, the words Superior Quality, Easy to Use and Versatile with check marks to the left are to the left of the paint jar. A red stamp that reads Best Quality is on the white table.

Happy painting! 

4 open jars of paint, green and white, sitting on a white tabletop. A brown paint brush with green paint sits across the top of a green jar. The words WHAT IS A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR DIXIE BELLE PAINT? are printed on top of a green rectangle and Dixie Belle's logo in red and blue is below the words.

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Dixie Belle Paint Company provides a line of chalk mineral paint that is high quality, easy to use, and most importantly priced so every DIYer can create and discover the joy of painting.

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