Picked & Painted: Custom Red Buffet A custom red using Gumball Red (by Olympic) with a chocolate brown paint, then Kona stain as a glaze. Used homemade chalk paint. The new recipe is 1 c. paint to 1/4 c. baking soda. I would say use UP TO 1/2 c. soda but start with only a quarter cup. Lightly distressed and sealed with wax. Kept the original pulls but sprayed then with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.