Dixie Belle Paint has superb adhesion qualities which allow you to skip the sanding and priming prep work required of other paints. Using 150-220 grit sandpaper, sand the edges, high points and area where there would be normal wear. Dixie Belle Paint will simply fade away. A large jar will cover a large size dresser and 2 nightstands, the small jar, a coffee and 2 end tables. Dixie Belle Paint is thick and adding small amount water as you paint, is recommended. Doing that will also make it last longer!