Dixie Belle Sea Spray (A Texture Additive)

We asked one of our retailers, Virginia, with Artsyvava to test our new textured paint additive that creates a fun weathered, chippy, sun-kissed look. Keep reading for tips and tricks using Dixie Belle Paint!
Sea Spray is a texture additive in the form of a powder. You add Sea Spray to Dixie Belle Paint to add texture to the piece you're painting. Virginia loved this old shutter but wasn't crazy about the color. So, when we asked Virginia to test out our new product, Sea Spray, she knew that it would be perfect for the shutter makeover.
Sea Spray is a powder you add to paint to add texture to the piece you're painting. Following the package directions, I added the Sea Spray to the color Hurricane Gray, also from Dixie Belle.
Once thoroughly mixed, (you really want it to be more of a brownie dough consistancy) Virginia painted it onto the shutter using a chip brush
Even though Virginia wasn't crazy about the green color, she still wanted a little of it to show through, so she didn't cover the shutter completely. She dragged the chip brush lightly across the Sea Spray after the shutter sat for a few minutes and had started to dry. This knocked down some of the peaks and also added more texture.
Once the Sea Spray had dried completely, Virginia painted the entire shutter with the color Drop Cloth (another Dixie Belle Paint color).
When the Drop Cloth was dry, she sanded the shutter to reveal the Hurricane Gray and the original green color.
Virginia then stenciled a French logo onto the shutter and sanded over it.
To add even more "age" to the shutter, she added Dixie Belle glazes Grunge and Black.
The shutter looks as though it has been painted many times over the years. we all love the result of the Sea Spray!
Achieving that weathered sun-kissed look with not a lot of $$ and not a lot of time...its the "easy-peasy" way to do things.
Watch Suzanne for tips and tricks!

Suggested materials:

  • Dixie Belle Paint Sea Spray  (www.dixiebellepaint.com there is a list of 600+ retail locations)
  • Dixie Belle Paint Hurricane color  (www.dixiebellepaint.com there is a list of 600+ retail locations)
  • Dixie Belle Grunge and Black glaze  (www.dixiebellepaint.com there is a list of 600+ retail locations)
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Have a question about this project?

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  • Terry
    on Sep 17, 2016

    What the heck is a chip brush?

    • Dixie Belle Paint Company
      Dixie Belle Paint Company
      on Sep 19, 2016

      Yes, a chip brush is what you call a small brush that is usually about $1.00 to $1.50.....you can easily throw them away once you are done.

  • Kay
    on Apr 25, 2020

    Just found this demo! How do you seal the sea spray!

  • Leslie
    on Sep 6, 2020

    I tried this project and I love it !!! One question though.. how do you use the black glaze with out it being so much black ?

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