With Dixie Belle there is no sanding or priming necessary.
Dixie Belle Paint is very thick so a little goes a long way. The longer the lid stays off the thicker it will get. If you like a thinner look just add a little water and stir. Clean the item you want to paint with Dixie Belle White Lightning, take a damp paintbrush and paint a very thin coat. It will dry very quickly. Some items will need a second coat so after about 30 minutes add another coat.
Once Dixie Belle Paint has cured, after 30 days, it is durable just the way it is. You don't have to add a topcoat! You can paint and be done with it if you like the look.