Dixie Belle Patina Paint is my new obsession for creating authentic rust and vintage patina on painted furniture projects—and more.
I am so obsessed with Dixie Belle Patina Paint that I was pumping gas the other day and noticed the most beautiful little bit of green patina around the gas tank thingee on the ground.
(And who says the words “gas tank thingee” and “beautiful patina” in the same sentence?)
That is how much Dixie Belle Patina Paint has been on my mind since we started selling this awesome new product at our store All Things New Again in Leesburg, Virginia.
Create Authentic Rust and Patina On Your Painted Furniture Projects with Dixie Belle Patina Paint
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Patina is a natural process that occurs over time as metals are exposed to air and water. A chemical reaction with the metals creates both the rust on antique farm equipment and that pretty green color on the Statue of Liberty. (Did you know she is made of copper?)
Dixie Belle Patina Paint allows you to create some really interesting metallic looks on non-metallic items such as furniture, glass and home decor items—or speed up the process on metal items to create a vintage look.
HOW TO USE DIXIE BELLE PATINA Paint
All you have to do is paint, spray and wait for the
chemical reaction magic to happen.
Dixie Belle Patina Paint includes three types of non-hazardous paint—iron, bronze or copper—with actual metal particles finely ground into it. It also includes Patina Spray in two colors—green or blue—that you spray onto the wet paint to kick-start the chemical reaction.
** If you are adding patina to a metal object, you will additionally need a product called Prime Start, which acts as a buffer to protect the metal object from corroding after the spray is applied.
There are a lot of products on the market that help you create a faux patina effect. This is the real deal—just speeding up the process that naturally occurs over time and creating actual rust or patina in a few hours. No rain needed!
It usually takes between 2 to 6 hours to see results, but the patina effect could continue for another day or two on your project so I usually wait to seal it until I’m sure the patina-ing is finished.
Here’s a video we made about Dixie Belle Patina Paint
I demonstrate how to apply Dixie Belle Patina Paint, discuss options for sealing your project and show you what it looks like on several types of surfaces (including a plastic $1 bin we transformed into high-end decor!)
Here are some close-up shots of the projects featured in the video.
Bronze Patina Paint + Blue Patina Spray on this table
Iron Patina Paint + Green Spray on this chair
Prime Start + Iron Patina Paint + Green Spray
to create rust on this metal hardware.
It was too shiny before. Now the hardware matches the vintage paint treatment on the hutch.
Copper Patina Paint + Blue Spray
to transform this yard sale artwork …
… into a fashionable serving tray.
Look at this awesome rusty C that Amber created!
It’s awesome stuff!
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All Things New Again is a furniture store and paint boutique in Leesburg, Virginia (about an hour or so west of Washington, D.C.) We offer our own eclectic brand of handpainted furniture and several lines of paint for your next DIY project, including Dixie Belle Paint Company’s easy-to-use, makes-everything-pretty paints and products.
We offer a Learn How to Paint Furniture Class (featuring Dixie Belle products) every month. Click here for details and to sign up.
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