Frequently asked questions.
Fusion Mineral Paint - Frequently asked questions.
How long does it take to dry?
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. 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 unrivalled. Our Fusion™ line is water resistant.
How should I prep my piece?
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!
How to Prep?
We’re not saying take out your power sander and book half the day off to sand your entire piece down, no, simply take a 220 grit, and give your piece a gentle rub and de-gloss your surface.
How much paint do I need for my projects?
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.
Can you really paint any surface with Fusion™ Mineral Paint?
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!
Can I distress or get a layered look?
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.
Do I have to finish my piece with wax?
No, you don’t have to finish your piece, because Fusion™ was formulated with a built in top coat. 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 lustre 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.
When do I use Fusion™ Tough Coat?
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.
What’s the shelf life of Fusion™ Mineral Paint?
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.
Can you use Fusion™ for exterior surfaces?
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.
Is it UV-resistant? Our pigments are of the highest quality and will outperform our competitors for many years longer in sun light.
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