Fusion Mineral Paint Shop FAQS
Fusion™ has taken over 25 years to develop, test and refine, and the hard work has truly paid off.
Fusion™'s results are nothing less than spectacular, providing furniture painters and decorative artists a best-in-class paint that features; an environmentally conscious formulation, zero VOCs, superior durability, easy one-step self-leveling application and significantly improved adhesion and strength.
Delivering an exceptional matte finish, this 100% acrylic paint requires minimal prep and no top coat!
No, it's not. Fusion™ is a 100% acrylic, water-based paint.
The "mineral" in Fusion™ Mineral Paint refers to the pigments used which are harvested from the earth.
Using natural rather than synthetic pigments allows for greater depth in colour and better durability to UV light and time. Once cured, a surface painted with Fusion™ is both water and stain proof. No primer or top coat is required, although we still recommend a wax or Tough Coat, for high traffic areas like table tops, to provide extra durability.
Drying and curing are two different things.
Dry time usually refers to the touch or tackiness. Fusion™ should dry to the touch within an hour or two. High heat temperatures and high humidity play a factor making it sometimes slightly longer to dry.
Cure time is approximately 21 days, once again depending on the weather, similar to all waterbased paints on the market. What does this mean? You can still use your piece gently, however the paint will be at its strongest to resist any marks the longer it has to cure.
Once the Fusion™ line has cured, the durability is unrivaled.
Our Fusion™ line is water resistant.
The question is what can't you use Fusion™ Mineral Paint on?
The options are endless, keep in mind the surface prep that may be necessary depending on the condition of your particular project.
Yes you can! Add our Ultra Grip™ first for the best results.
Yes absolutely! Fusion™ Mineral Paint is the best paint for your cabinets with it's built in top coat, it is so easy to paint!
No Prep? No problem-not always true!
A paint will only perform as well as the surface that it's going on allows. No matter what product you use, if you apply your paint to an unstable surface, the paint will flake, peel, and eventually fail on you.
Many surfaces have been previously finished with lacquers or high gloss preparations that were chemically constructed to resist anything adhering to it. So, a little prep goes a long way.
If your surface is glossy, take 5 minutes and lightly sand it down to remove some of that gloss, allow the paint some tooth to really soak in and bind with the surface. Our Ultra Grip™ makes it possible to paint over laminate, Ikea cabinets, you name it! You can now use our Fusion™ line on virtually any surface with excellent results!
Fusion™ has an excellent coverage, which allows us to offer Fusion™ in pints and tester sizes. A pint covers approximately 75 sq ft (7m²).
Most projects only require a pint, however having to buy a quart leaves you with wasted paint and money.
We are offering excellent quality and coverage, in sizes you will use, resulting in less environmental waste.
Yes, our Ultra Grip™ allows for Fusion™ to adhere to surfaces that are typically not for painting such as a lacquered surface, metal or glass.
You can now use our Fusion™ line on virtually any surface (Ikea cabinets, laminate, you name it!) with excellent results!
Yes, you can get a distressed or layered look!
Because of Fusion's™ supreme adhesion, distressing can be tough once the paint is cured. If you would like to do some distressing, we recommend doing it soon after the paint dries or by using our wax block resist.
Press the wax block along the edges where you would like to see the distressed effect between layers of paint. Anything that is applied on top of the waxed areas, will resist the paint. You will notice this resist once you are giving your piece a light sanding at the end of your application of all layers of paint. So many times when distressing, it is easy to sand right through all the layers - this prevents this from happening!
The paint underneath the wax will remain in place, and any paint applied on top of the wax will come off effortlessly, allowing for the perfect distressed look.
No, you don't have to finish your piece, because Fusion™ was formulated with a built in top coat. For extra protection, on table tops, we recommend Tough Coat, Beeswax, or Furniture Wax.
Once Fusion™ has cured, it yields a highly durable and a washable finish, with no need for a top coat. If you choose, you can, of course, achieve a beautiful luster by adding a wax on top.
We have a whole array of beautiful decorative and faux finishing products to choose from, to give your piece that little extra.
Fusion™ Tough Coat™ was developed for those high traffic surfaces such as table tops, seating, and kitchen cabinets.
Tough Coat™ is non-yellowing and provides extra durability against general wear and tear, water damage and food stains.
*** Not Recommended over medium to dark paint colours due to water vapour being trapped which could cause streaking *** Instead use the Natural Stain and Finishing Oil over medium to darker colours for extra added durability on high traffic areas such as kitchen cabinets, table tops or flooring.
Our packaging is made out of the highest grade PET, which means that the paint inside will not dry out or go bad.
The screw top lids offer a highly secure closure, and do not allow for air pockets to enter. Some of our products come in squeeze bottles for easy application and the products inside the containers stay uncontaminated.
The shelf life is up to 7 years when the lid is closed properly, the paint will remain in perfect condition, will not separate or go crusty and hard.
This is due to a combination of very high quality ingredients, and excellent packaging perfect for keeping paints and finishes in excellent condition.
Our PET containers are handmade in North America, and contain 30% recycled material.
*Fun Fact - Did you know that all containers are hand-filled and hand-labelled? We employ people not machines!
Yes! Fusion™ is a high quality 100% Acrylic resin and can withstand the elements on the sun, rain, snow, you name it!
Please pay close attention to proper prep as your substrate will be very important to the adhesion, durability and longevity of Fusion™.
Use Fusion™ to give your front door a fresh pop of colour.
Our pigments are of the highest quality and will outperform our competitors for many years longer in sunlight.
Because Fusion™ creates a consistent barrier with the highest quality resins, water and humidity will not have an adverse effect on the paint.
Ideal for bathroom vanity makeovers.