Painting Composite/Particle Wood Lightly sand your piece and wipe it clean so that no residue is left. Let it dry completely Apply one even coat of Dixie Belle slick stick. Slick stick acts as a adhesive agent between the composite wood and paint and give an extra grip. Leave it to dry completely before painting. Atleast 2-4 hours Start painting,with a dry time of 4-6 hours between each coat. Once it’s dried, seal it with a minimum of 2 coats of gator hide. And you can convert a Composite wood furniture to beautiful furniture. Thanks for following along.