Easy peasy Fusion Mineral Paint

Easy peasy Fusion Mineral Paint

A while back I painted this buffet for my shop. Actually, I painted half of it. It's a great before and after and a real conversation piece around here!

Easy peasy Fusion Mineral Paint

Fusion Mineral Paint is seriously easy peasy to use! I chose the colour Inglenook for this baby. 

Prepping was simple. I give it a light sanding to knock down the shine and wiped off the dust. In case you are wondering, the red round thing in the above photo is sandpaper. I always use a round sanding disc meant for an orbital sander to sand with. If you fold it in half, it fits perfectly into your hand.

I wanted to lightly distress this piece, so I used applied beeswax using a Wax Resist Block to the areas where I wanted it to be distressed. Then I painted right over top of the wax.

I then waited 12 hours for the paint to dry and applied a second coat of paint. Although the paint dries in less then an hour, I ALWAYS wait 12 hours between coats. On a couple occasions I did not wait the recommended drying time and the paint did not adhere well in some areas. I would like to tell you that I was "testing" the paint, but that was not so. I was just impatient. 

Easy peasy Fusion Mineral Paint

Once the paint was dry, I used 220 grit sandpaper to lightly distress the buffet along the edges where I had applied the wax. 

The veneer was really chipped up in some areas, but I think it adds even more character!

Easy peasy Fusion Mineral Paint

Although Fusion paint does not require a topcoat, I prefer a slight sheen to my pieces so I waxed it with Fusion Beeswax Finish with Hemp oil. The finish is super smooth now and so soft to the touch.

Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Inglenook. Fusion is super easy to paint with and the results are amazing! 

Easy Peasy, huh? 

Posted on December 2, 2015 .