The Best And Easiest Way To Use Dixie Belle Gator Hide On Dark Paint

7 Materials
$25
1 Hour
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This guide will show you how to get a streak free and flawless finish with Dixie Belle's Gator Hide. No more streaks! Get a beautiful finish the easy way!


the best and easiest way to use dixie belle gator hide on dark paint
The Best And Easiest Way To Use Dixie Belle Gator Hide On Dark Paint
  • Did you know that you can tint Dixie Belle Gator Hide with Dixie Belle Paint? Have you ever had problems with a darker paint and getting that perfect topcoat? Well guess what?!?!? If you mix Dixie Belle Gator Hide with Dixie Belle Paint, you will no doubt have an amazing finish! I also recommend using a high density foam roller as well as a high quality foam brush.
  • For this particular piece I painted the desk in Dixie Belle's Caviar. Black shades can be tricky when top coating. I decided to try mixing the pint with Dixie Belle Gator Hide, pair that with a high density foam roller and brush and VIOLA, you have yourself a beautiful, flawless finish!
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  • What do you need for this project? 
  • Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar
  • Dixie Belle Gator Hide 
  • High Density Foam Brush
  • High Density Foam Roller
  • Foam Roller Assembly
  • Paint Pan
  • Stir Stick

 

the best and easiest way to use dixie belle gator hide on dark paint

The first step is to mix your Dixie Belle Gator Hide with your paint. Generally people do this with darker colors but it also works really well with white shades as well. Use a stir stick to stir the paint and Gator Hide. The mix may look slightly lighter than what the paint looks like from the jar, but Dixie Belle Gator Hide dries clear. I promise it will look great.

the best and easiest way to use dixie belle gator hide on dark paint

The next step is to get paint on your roller, make sure you aren't glopping it on but also ensure you have nice even coats. Once your paint and Gator Hide dry you will have a smooth and beautiful finish. Just check out the finished product below!!

 

the best and easiest way to use dixie belle gator hide on dark paint


 

Suggested materials:

  • Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar
  • Dixie Belle Gator Hide
  • High Density Foam Brush
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Mindy Daum
    on Feb 4, 2019

    I used caviar on a table top and then used the blue sponge with gator hide after. Now I have streaks 😩. Can I mix the paint and gator hide while using a paint roller to do a final coat to get a better looking finish without sanding? Or do I need to sand and do a few coats with the mixture?

  • Trixie Ann Mort
    on Mar 5, 2019

    Do u need to add a finish coat or does the gator hide protect it?

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