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 greater with their chalk mineral-based paint.

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

At the end of this post you’ll have the opportunity to win an 8 oz. paint color of your choice thanks to Dixie Belle Paint, so keep reading and discover more.

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 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 I used to stain these pieces of pine wood.

Applying the Paint to the board

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Dixie Belle Color Flamingo Application

This piece of wood is a little rough around the edges, after a little sanding paint was applied to see what type of finish would be leave behind.  I was presently surprised and loved the light weight appearance with a bit of an edge.

I could have painted this wood with a brush but I would have missed the wood details and that color pop that draws interest.

  • 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’s that simple and it dries in minutes.

Green Example of Pant Stain with Dixie Belle Paint

Kudzu Green

The kudzu green is very unique and I have this neat idea for a future project that I can hardly wait to experiment with.  This shade really pulls out the wood grain perfectly much like this birdhouse project from last week, view here.

I use paint for simple projects like stenciling and the many smaller projects you find in my garden or those made in my workshops.  As much as I enjoy working with wood, I also like adding pops of color through paint staining because it’s light, clean and simple.

Paint Stain Pallet of Spring Colors

Paint Stained Boards

Look at these beautiful colors of wood, each one is bright and just 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 shine which for me adds a less natural appeal and why I stay away from applying.  This is a personal choice.

Now it’s time for the Giveaway – How would you like to try this paint?

Dixie Belle Paint Giveaway

Dixie Belle Paint Giveaway – Now Closed

Winner -Denise Coughlan

Enter to Win an 8 oz. Dixie Belle Paint Color

Leave a Comment below sharing your favorite color

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  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

    1. Carole says:

      Congrats you won! I’ll be sending along your email to Dixie Belle Paint Company.

      1. Denise Coughlan says:

        Thank you! I received the paint already. I so excited for spring to get here, I have many projects I want to start

  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

  6. RON ANTINORA says:


  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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