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!
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.
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!
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.
Easy Peasy, huh?