I have heard so many great things about Fusion Mineral paint. As a DIYer, I appreciate a good paint. I finally tested it out for myself and I am here with a full review.
Fusion Mineral Paint:
A full Review
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Why Fusion Mineral Paint
I have heard great things about Fusion Mineral Paint from other DIYer’s, especially on Instagram. I’ve been wanting to try it for myself but it is a bit on the pricier side so I was waiting for the perfect project. A few months ago I found this beautiful antique dresser that I knew would be perfect for our recent master bedroom restoration. The dresser had an authentic matte black finish that I wanted to match throughout the room. The color ‘Ash’ in Fusion Mineral Paint looked close to perfect so I decided to give it a try.
My first project using Fusion Mineral Paint
The first project using Fusion Mineral Paint was this bed frame. I found it at an estate sale for only $25 but it was in need of some TLC. To prep this piece I just sanded down the chipping paint and scuffed the rest with fine grit sand paper. Then I cleaned it by wiping it down good with a wet towel.
I was really happy with how this piece turned out, so I decided to paint a few more things as well.
Painting a Lamp with Fusion Mineral Paint
I found two of these lamps at the thrift store for only $5 each. They reminded me of a lamp that Megan @Megan.D.Miller has in her living room. Since I knew I wanted a lighter lamp shade, I thought painting the base in ‘Ash’ would make for the perfect contrast. You can see the finished look below.
I found this little wooden stool at the antique store around Christmas time and loved the shape, but not so much the color. Every time I went to the store I would check back on it but always talked myself out of getting it until eventually I saw it was marked half off, making it less than $15! For that price I wasn’t leaving it behind. I thought about stripping it but didn’t want to put that kind of time into a small project right now. That’s where my Fusion Mineral Paint in ‘Ash’ comes in. One coat of of paint and this antique stool is completely transformed.
Another Antique Transformation
The last thing I painted while I had my Fusion Mineral Paint out (because you know I don’t like cleaning my brush so I paint as much as I can once I have it all out) was this antique wooden duck decoy. This guy has seen better days, but when I saw him shoved in the back of a case at an antique store marked half off, I knew he was coming home with me. A nice neutral coat of fresh paint was exactly what he needed in my opinion.
Fusion Mineral Paint: Pros & Cons
After using Fusion Mineral Paint on a few different projects I learned a few pros and cons of this particular paint.
- It goes on very smoothly. I really liked the way this paint goes on and a little bit goes a long way.
- The colors are really nice. I didn’t feel overwhelmed when having to select a color and felt confident that the paint was going to be an overall nice color. I used the color ‘Ash’ and love it. It is a soft black and perfect for so many different projects, as you can see above.
- The paint requires little prep work and does not require a protective coat, which I love! If you are painting something in a high traffic area I would recommend sealing it.
- I love that you can use this paint on different surfaces. I used it on previously painted smooth and rough wood and a ceramic material. It went on great on all the different surfaces.
- Clean up was easy! I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get the black paint out of my brush but it washed right out with just water.
- Durability. The paint holds up well overall. There are a few dings on the bed frame from setting it up, but they were to be expected since I chose not to seal it. Those small spots could easily be touched up
- I don’t have anything negative to say about the paint itself, the only down side is it’s price. It costs more than I like to pay for paint, so I will be saving this paint for special projects. With that being said, I would use Fusion Mineral Paint on future projects.
I hope this post helps you if you have been considering trying our Fusion Mineral Paint for your next project! Remember, a simple coat of paint can completely transform an item. I can’t wait to use Fusion Mineral Paint again on future projects!
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