Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint is a water based paint with adhesive qualities designed to eliminate the need to sand, prime or prep for most upcycling furniture and DIY pieces. We recommend you start every creation with a good clean to remove all dust, grime and grease. Once you are ready just use a dampened brush and start painting. Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint adheres to wood, walls, glass, ceramics, metal, mirrors, plastic, fabric, concrete, leather, even styrofoam or cardboard. You do not need to put a topcoat on but you can if you are interested in creating a different look and feel on the finished piece. We have a variety of waxes, glazes and topcoats that you can apply on top.