Prime Start is a product used as a base coat to prepare and protect metal surfaces before applying patina.
Dixie Belle's Prime Start may be applied to all metal surfaces, resin castings, and glossy plastics. It's tough, durable, water-based, and has no VOC's. Prevents rusting throughout your metal creations when using Dixie Belle's Patina Paints and Patina Sprays. Not necessary on non-metal pieces.
On non-metal pieces, your first step will be a coat of Dixie Belle Patina Paint! You do not have to use Prime Start on non-metal pieces because our formula prevents the patina layer from affecting the underlying surface.
Shake well before applying Prime Start. Clean metal first with a good quality metal cleaner or degreaser, then sand if possible (sanding not required, but many help the end result.) Clean metal again then rinse. Apply Dixie Belle's Prime Start by roller, brush, or sponge. Apply two layers, waiting 1 to 2 hours between coats. For best results, wait 24 hours or more. Clean up with soap and water.