Stain Wood with Dixie Belle Paint

How to Stain Wood With Dixie Belle Paint

About a year ago I showed y’all how to stain wood using paint.  This little tip has helped others turn simple projects into works of art near and far.

I’ve recently started using Dixie Belle paint and found this technique to be even better with their chalk mineral-based paint.

The application is smooth and easier to apply allowing the wood grain to shine through in addition to adding color.  It also dries faster which is perfect for the busy crafter.

Dixie Belle Paint Packaging

Paint Arrival and Introduction.

Dixie Belle paint is water based which means it’s needs to be stored at room temperature over th winter months to keep from freezing.

The plastic jars are double sealed which is nice and their color assortment is fantastic.  Today we’re sporting a nice mix of spring colors we’ll be staining onto pieces of pine.

Applying the Paint to the board

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Dixie Belle Color Flamingo Application

You have the option to sand your wood to smooth the edges prior to appling this technique.  I was presently surprised when I added this flamingo color, the light weight appearance worked.

I could have painted this wood with a brush but I would have missed the details and that color pop that I really like in my wood projects.

  • The stain technique is simple, all you need is a rag and bit of paint.
  • Apply a dab of paint on the rag and rub into the wood.
  • It dries in minutes.

Dixie Belle Paint can be purchased online right here.


Green Example of Pant Stain with Dixie Belle Paint

Kudzu Green

The kudzu green is very unique, this shade really pulls out the wood grain much like this birdhouse project from last week.

I use paint for my smaller garden projects or those made in my workshop classes.

As much as I enjoy working with wood, I also like adding pops of color through paint staining because it’s clean and simple.

Paint Stain Pallet of Spring Colors

Paint Stained Boards

Look at these beautiful colors of wood, each one is bright, screaming spring.  Well maybe not screaming but they sure are pretty.

The goal with paint staining is to allow the wood grain to seep through in addition to leaving behind a pop of color.

Paint staining with Dixie Belle paint makes this technique possible and less difficult to achieve.

Protective coats can be added if desired, they bring a little shine forward and project the long gevity of each project.

Learn more about protecting your projects here and get Dixie Belle Paint right here.


Dixie Belle Paint Giveaway


Have you ever thought about teaching a workshop class?  We’ll I did this for several years and it was a lot of fun to watch others put their own spin on one of my craft kit examples.

I decided to write a book, sharing how to take your personalized craft and turn it a workshop environment.

Check out Make and Take Workshops here.

You may also like how I used this technique on these cute gift boxes and on my favorite garden sign.


Learn how to Paint Stain with Dixie Belle Paint


  1. Laurie Yarbrough says:

    I love the light blue color and I have been experimenting with paint as a stain also. It has been a lot cheaper and I love using different colors. Thank you for this opportunity to win one of your fabulous paints.

  2. George Wetzel says:

    I like the darker green, yellow second then blue

  3. Denise Coughlan says:

    This is great! I love the green

  4. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    Hard to choose just one color but I do like the metallic but paint color; will have to go with the Barn Red Chalk paint
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

  5. Nancy Baker says:

    Love the flamingo actually love all the colors can’t wait to try it all

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  7. Patti says:

    That Kudzu green is gorgeous. Makes me want to come up with a way to use it now.

  8. Sharon Brown says:

    I love the green color. To me it feels like spring. But I think any of these colors would work on the signs I make.

  9. Karen says:

    These paints are so pretty – and I do love those bright spring colors. Makes me so eager for spring temperatures, buds, and blooms!

  10. mickie mclaughlin says:

    Hi Carole……who carries this brand of paint? I love the opaqueness of it.

    1. Carole says:

      You can purchase Dixie Belle paint online here >
      On their navigation bar there is a link that says “find a retailer” Click that and you can see if they have someone in your area.

  11. Denise says:

    Thank you for the contest.

    I would love to try the color Peacock on a small table for my family room. I have to admit it was hard to only pick one color,

  12. Roxanne says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite color! I really like the BARN RED mineral paint.

  13. Ann Reynolds says:

    Love, love the purple. Would be great to use for Mardi Gras.

  14. Cindy Johnson says:

    Love the green !!

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