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.
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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.
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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.
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 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.
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