My hubby had all of his things moved to our home to sort through last year. He use to live way out west and put most of his things in storage before we got together. Boy have I found a few treasures. And one of them was his old buffet and hutch! When we stumbled across after we move house recently, we decided to turn it into a display piece for our Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint line in our new shop. So today I’m sharing How to Paint A Farmhouse Hutch using Dixie Belle Silk.
How to Paint A Farmhouse Hutch Using Dixie Belle Silk
What is Dixie Belle Silk Mineral Paint?
Here are a few key points:
- Non-Toxic, ZERO VOC’s
- Built-in TOPCOAT
- Built-in STAIN BLOCKER
- Excellent COVERAGE & DURABILITY
- Built-in PRIMER
- UV Resistant
- Antimicrobial Mildew Resistant
- Washable, Easy to Clean
- Low-Reflective Finish
How to I use Silk All In One Mineral Paint?
- Degloss your piece with a light scuff sand using 120 or 220 grit sandpaper
- Use White Lightning to clean and then rinse
- Use a DRY synthetic brush and give your piece 2 coats. Using long brush strokes. Sometimes if you’re in a humid or hot area (like here in Australia) you may need to dampen your brush because the paint dries quickly and your brush drags. Be sure NOT to saturate your brush otherwise you will dilute the paint and affect the structure of the paint because it’s water-based.
- There is a 30 day cure time when using Silk but that does not mean that you can’t use your piece. Be sure to be careful not to knock your piece because the paint is drying and curing from the top to the surface of your piece.
- Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint – White Lightning Cleaner
- Dixie Belle Silk Paint – Endless Shore
- Dixie Belle Silk Paint – Wharf
- Brush – I used my F30
- 120 grit sandpaper
Step 1 – Mix your White Lightning and set aside. Using your sandpaper give your entire hutch a scuff sand to de gloss any finish on your piece. Clean the entire piece with white lightning and then rinse to remove any residue.
Step 2 – Remove all the hardware and doors. Lay the doors on your workbench or table.
HANDY HINT: Put all of your hardware into a snap-lock bag so that you don’t lose anything.
Step 3 – Using nice long strokes start your doors and drawer fronts using Wharf. Then do the same for the external part of the hutch top and bottom. Let dry and then apply your second coat.
Time for the inside
Step 4 – With a clean brush paint the inside of the hutch in Endless Shore.
Let dry and repeat.
Pop your all your hardware back on and you’re done!
Add your favourite things you like to decorate with and enjoy.
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