A few weeks ago, I saw a blog post about a paint additive called Sea Spray and thought I would like to try it out.
I could not find a distributor in my area so I got brave and emailed Dixie Belle Paint Company and asked them if they would send me some Sea Spray to try out.
Not only did they offer to send me the Sea Spray,
they told me to select 2 colors of paint to use with the Sea Spray.
That sounded like an easy task until I looked at all the fun colors on their website.
I chose Barn Red and Fluff with this old bench in mind.
One of the benefits of the Dixie Belle paints is that you don't need to prep the surface of what you're painting so all I did was wipe down the bench.
I poured a bit of the red paint in a can and mixed in a bit of the powder until I thought I had the right consistency.
I determined the right consistency by watching this YouTube video.
The first coat of paint, with the additive is "gloppy".
The old me would stop right here with the red bench, but I'm leaning toward white with color accents these days so, this is just the bench after the Sea Spray and paint combo.
You can see here that the bench is still gloppy after the second coat is applied.
I used our electric palm sander to bring out the color of the under coat.
And here's the finished bench sitting in the garden.
So, what's my verdict about Dixie Belle Paint and Sea Spray?
The paint and the additive were easy to mix & apply, the clean up was quick and there are lots of fun colors - I will definitely use the products again.
But next time, I will use white as the undercoat like I did on this table and the stool below which were painted with a different paint and additive.
Thanks Dixie Belle Paint Company for exposing me to your fun products.
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