Made with 100% acrylic resin and natural mineral pigments, Fusion™ Mineral Paint boasts excellent adhesion, superior durability and fade resistance. Fusion™ Mineral Paint can be applied to most previously painted surfaces without priming or significant prep work and is formulated with a built-in top coat, meaning you do not need to use a top coat for water permanency! It can also be applied to plastic, metal, melamine, laminate and glass with the appropriate prepping. Offering incredible coverage, one 500 millilitre jar of Fusion™ Mineral Paint can cover up to 75 square feet.
Built-in top coat
Little to no prep work required
Gorgeous matte finish
Every piece of furniture needs a little prep – even if it’s just cleaning. It’s better to start your project off with the right foundation for it to last. Don’t worry- prep is easy! Follow these simple steps to ensure you get the best possible results every time. You may only need a quick wipe down to remove dust, and you may not need to follow all of these steps, but if your piece requires it, be sure to follow in this order:
Step 1 - Clean
Using Fusions TSP Alternative, this will remove any grease, or dust, making sure that your piece is ready to accept paint.
Step 2 - Remove Wax
If you’re painting an old heirloom piece of furniture, it’s possible it had a wax coating for protection applied a long time ago. You will want to remove any Wax on your piece using Odourless Solvent. If you suspect your piece has wax, you can usually tell by giving a light sanding to it and if the sand paper gums up and you’re getting wax building up, you will want to stop and remove the wax using Odourless Solvent (Mineral spirits).
Step 3 - Light Scuff Sand
Sanding is only necessary on high gloss finishes or when you are trying to remove stubborn coatings such as Teflon or fire retardants.
Step 4 - Paint
Paint it beautiful! Pick any one of our gorgeous colours, be inspired and paint it!
No Priming Necessary
Most of the time. 95% of the paint jobs will never require a primer. The only time you need a primer is to stop bleed through if there are knots. To seal those, use a Shellac based Zinsser primer. You can paint almost any surface with Fusion! From glass to melamine, brick to floor tiles and even wall tiles! You may need to use our Ultra Grip for non porous hard to paint surface such as laminate or melamine.
If your project is dark and you are wanting to go to a bright white colour, consider using a transition colour such as Sterling for your first coat. These lighter mid-tone colours will act as a colour transitioning primer and make the switch to pure whites easier.
Choosing the right brush
Before you start your project you must choose the right brush based on your project. Natural bristle brushes such as the Staalmeester natural series and the Staalmeester original series provide a more textured finishes. Fine quality synthetic bristles provide a smoother finish such as the pro-hybrid series and the One Series Staalmeester.
Large Projects. Walls, ceilings, floors, large tables, or doors, the Staalmeester® wall brush, large flat brush, One series ‘spalter’ or microfiber paint rollers are the perfect choices. Small/Medium projects Window frames, dressers, cabinets or railings, the Staalmeester oval brush, round brush and One series decoration ‘spalter’ brush are the perfect choice. Detailed projects: Detailed furniture edges and shaped profiles such as railings, window frames, spindles, and ledges, the Staalmeester® pointed sash brush and bended brush are a must-have.
Dip your brush into the paint a maximum of halfway up the bristles. Don’t use too much paint. It is better to paint one or two thin layers rather than one thick layer. If you see brush strokes, you have too much paint on your brush. To avoid start and stop marks or inconsistency, paint from one end to the other, without starting and stopping half way through. Don’t brush back and forth too much as the paint will start to dry, as it dries your brush will create texture, aka brush marks. Use the right tools for the project and use the right size brush for your project.
Sanding between layers with a fine grit of sandpaper will help to even out any brush strokes and give you smooth finish. For an even smoother finish, wet the sandpaper and do a wet sand. Make sure you wait at least half an hour for the paint to be dry to the touch! If doing a wet sand to only make it smooth, it is best to wait several hours unless you purposefully want to distress it. Wet sanding too soon can go right through the new layer of paint just applied.
If you struggle with brush strokes, or have a large surface, a high quality Staalmeester Microfelt roller is your best friend. Dip the roller into the tray and roll the excess paint off. Don’t use too much paint and don’t apply too much pressure on the roller because this will result in roller marks. Roll in one direction, following the woodgrain, so you get an evenly painted surface. For the ultimate smooth finish, glide the One Series Flat #10 across a still-wet surface to smooth out any remaining texture in the paint. Don’t go back and forth too much when the paint is drying as you will create texture. If you see an orange peel texture, you have too much paint on your rolller.
TIP: When you have finished one coat you can put the roller into an air tight plastic bag. This stops the paint from drying. This way you don’t always have to rinse out your roller when using the same colour on subsequent coats.
Cure & Dry Times
Fusion Mineral Paint is a water-based non toxic paint. It takes 21 days for the paint to cure properly and be it’s toughest. It can be touched up if there are any scuffing, during the 21 day cure time, be sure to treat your project gently. Dry time is usually 30 minutes – 2 hours. It’s best if you can wait approximately 30 minutes – 2 hours before applying another coat of Fusion Mineral Paint. The paint needs a good amount of time to dry before applying another layer over top of it. If the temperature and humidity is very neutral, and the paint is drying well, you could re-coat in 30 minutes. If you start to re-coat and notice you’re pulling up the base layer and activating it with your second coat, then wait a little longer.
Weather can affect dry times. Try to avoid painting on extremely humid days or days with extreme temperature changes or even very windy days to avoid paint splatter! Do not paint below 10ºC / 50ºF Do not paint above 30ºC / 86ºF.