Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint is a water-based, self-levels & self-seals. It adheres to wood, glass, ceramics, metal, mirrors, plastic, fabric, concrete, leather & more. A top coat is not required, but will add extra protection & durability. Fine-misting your brush & or project with water helps spread the paint, provides a smoother finish & extends the open time of the paint for workability. A continuous fine mist spray bottle is recommended & available here.
Always paint thin coats. The first coat may appear blotchy when dry, but it will create a perfect surface for your thin second coat to fill in & will be a beautiful result.