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7/28/2020: UPDATE It's Here! The Mother of All Fusion Restocks! Next IOD Restock 7/29 & 8/3

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7/28/2020:  UPDATE It's Here! The Mother of All Fusion Restocks! Next IOD Restock 7/29 & 8/3

7/28/2020 - 3:30 PM.  Finally it's here!  More than 800 Pints of Fusion!  Because the 8 orders were shipped via freight (vice normal UPS) as one big shipment, I have to go through each box and verify what I received.  EVERY Fusion Color, EXCEPT Sacred Sage should be back in stock over the next 2 hours.  Thank you for your patience.  NEXT FUSION RESTOCK is on order, but delivery date to be determined. IOD Update... IOD Air Dry Clay is back in stock. Out of Stock IOD Stamps are expected to be available from IOD by the end of July. Out...

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Milk Paint Collection Added; More Colors Soon!

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Milk Paint Collection Added; More Colors Soon!

  I added a few Homestead House Milk Paint colors to the website, and will be adding many more over the next couple of weeks. If you weren't aware, Homestead House Milk Paint, Fusion Milk Paint (coming this fall!), Miss Mustard Seed (no plans to carry) are all produced by the Homestead House Paint Company (parent company of Fusion) using the exact same recipe, raw ingredients, and methods. Only the colors are different between the three brands. If you see anything crazy wrong with shipping charges adding Milk Paint to an order  please Contact Me.  I had to reconfigure my...

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How Not To Get Brush Strokes When Painting

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How Not To Get Brush Strokes When Painting

Tips for Avoiding Brush Strokes WhenPainting Furniture and Cabinets It's often asked, "How can I paint and not get brush strokes?" We all want that smooth finish. Now, Fusion Mineral Paint is already self-leveling helps a lot when it comes to a great finish overall. But would you believe a brush stroke free finish really starts with your tools? Choosing the right paint brush for the project is key to achieving this look. Today’s blog post is going to teach you how to not get brush strokes when painting furniture and cabinets in your home. Please be sure to read it in...

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How to Pick the Right Paintbrush for the Project

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How to Pick the Right Paintbrush for the Project

  STAALMEESTER PAINTBRUSHES FOR THE PERFECT PAINT FINISH The paintbrush is a traditional piece of equipment which it is assumed to be best manufactured using natural bristle. It still remains part of the standard tools of a painter. However for years manufacturers have been trying to develop a good alternative to bristle paintbrushes - a universal brush that can handle both synthetic and water-based paints, whilst maintaining consistent brush quality. With the Staalmeester synthetic brushes, the solution is now available. The right combination of ingredients used in these synthetic paintbrushes perfectly well meet requirements for correct processing of the new...

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Make Over Your Kitchen or Bathroom For Around $100

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Make Over Your Kitchen or Bathroom For Around $100

Spending extra time at home, a little restless, and feeling creative?  I've got you covered! If you've read my introduction to Fusion Mineral Paint, you already know that Fusion is not only versatile, but it is also durable.  Remember, unlike chalk-paint, Fusion has a built-in top coat, making it the ideal choice for painting cabinetry.  With that in mind, did you know you can get started on a new DIY project, like painting your kitchen cabinets for around $100, and get free shipping?  This estimated price includes 1 Pint of Fusion, 1 Ultra Grip, and 1 Tough Coat. Although Fusion Tough...

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