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Stop waxing Chalk, and paint with Fusion!

Vonda Youngkin

 

Look, Ma, no top-coat!

Can Fusion seriously do everything chalk paint can do?  Yes, and more!

Fusion Mineral Paint...

  1. Self-levels with minimal texture and brushstrokes
  2. Contains zero VOCs
  3. Has a built-in top coat so it does not require a sealer
  4. Can easily be distressed
  5. Is both water-proof and stain-proof
  6. UV Resistant - can be used outdoors

Chalk-paint can't say all that!

"I sell Fusion Mineral Paint, Iron Orchid Designs, and refinished furniture.  Like everyone, do my best to save money and time so I can spend both on my family.  I can do everything with Fusion Mineral Paint for less money and in much less time than if I used a chalk paint." ~Vonda @ The Painted Heirloom

The question shouldn't be why should I use Fusion, but why shouldn't I use Fusion?

Before you get lost in the wonder that is Fusion, be sure to head to the Official Fusion Paint it Beautiful Facebook page and admire the amazing work the community is sharing.

Give me just 5 minutes to demonstrate the greatness of Fusion Mineral Paint..  Ready, Set, Go! 

 

What is Fusion Mineral Paint (1:34)

 

How many colors?  Fusion currently has 27 colors in the Classic collection, 14 in the Penney & Co. collection, 7 in the Tones for Tots collection, and 9 gorgeous colors in the Metallic collectionThat's 57 colors to choose from!

Fusion Mineral Paint Color Chart @ The Painted Heirloom

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 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 finishes to choose from, to give your piece that little extra.

Is Fusion™ the same as a Chalk-like Paint? No, it’s not. Fusion™ is a 100% acrylic, water-based paint.  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, making it more of a one-step kind of paint.

Wait, if it's not chalk paint, can I "distress?"   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.

 

How to Distress Furniture with Fusion (3:00)

 

 Extra Credit Distressing Videos:  

Can you really paint any surface with Fusion™ Mineral Paint like metal or glass?  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.

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.  It is 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.

 What else can I do with Fusion Mineral Paint?

So what are you waiting for?  Learn how to Paint it Beautiful with Fusion Mineral Paint, read the Official Fusion FAQ, head to the Official Fusion Blog and Paint it Beautiful Facebook page for a lot more inspiration!

If you have any questions, feel free to use the Contact Form, or visit The Painted Heirloom Facebook page!

 IOD Midnight Garden Decor Transfer by Iron Orchid Designs on Fusion Mineral Paint Dresser

 Iron Orchid Designs Midnight Gardens Decor Transfer on Fusion Mineral Paint Dresser



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