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.

Seriously! Who notices these things?

(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.

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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

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Iron Patina Paint + Green Spray on this chair

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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.

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Copper Patina Paint + Blue Spray
to transform this yard sale artwork …

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… into a fashionable serving tray.

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Dixie Belle Paint | Patina Collection | How to Transform Outdated Yard Sale Art | Create a Patina Tray | Home Decor IdeasOur customers at All Things New Again are also having a lot of fun with Dixie Belle Patina Paint!

Look at this awesome rusty C that Amber created!

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Here’s the link again if you want to try out Dixie Belle Patina Paint on one of your projects.

It’s awesome stuff!

Happy Patina-ing!

~ Courtney

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We’re linking this post up with

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Sweet Inspiration Link Party #59

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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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10 thoughts on “Dixie Belle Patina Paint ROCKS!

  1. These finishes are just amazing! I’m going to have to head on over to my local DixieBelle retailer and pick up some of this wonderful stuff and play! Thanks for sharing your project and awesome new product at #FridaysFurnitureFix!

  2. Cathy I have really come to appreciate Patina over the years. And this post of yours made me so happy. I will be featuring your post tomorrow at Sweet Inspiration Link Party! Congrats!

  3. Ah man Courtney, I would love to try this paint. Do you know if they ship to South Africa or if there’s a distributor this side of the planet?

    1. Hi Michelle! You seriously just need to move to Virginia! 🙂 I will check with the Dixie Belles about overseas shipping. I don’t know the answer, but I know you will love this stuff and do amazing things with it! ~Courtney

  4. Fun ideas for giving patina to different objects! Years ago, I sprayed some green “sand” paint (I forget what it is actually called, at the moment) on a little bird feeder angel and it turned out cute. I hung it up in our master bathroom by the tub, put some potpourri and pearls in its basket and enjoyed looking at it while bathing.

    Thank you for some great ideas with this paint,
    Barb 🙂

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