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FAQ's and Tutorials
We believe that Fusion™ is the best and easiest paint on the market to use for the following reasons:
- Fusion™ colors are non-toxic, lead free, virtually odorless and have no volatile organic compounds (VOC), contain no ammonia or formaldehyde.
- Requires minimal prep work
- Great flow with minimal brush strokes
- Exceptional coverage, particularly noticeable in the white colors.
- Gorgeous matte finish
- No Top Coat required - Extremely durable and scrubbable!
Learn about the basics of painting with Fusion in the video tutorial below:
The main Fusion Mineral Paint website has an amazing FAQ page here.
The Paint it Beautiful Facebook Group is a MUST! Members offer advice and inspiration, as well as offer tips and proper techniques for how to use Fusion Mineral Paint. There are live videos, tips and great topics for you to share how you paint it beautiful!
Fusion also has as an informative YouTube video stream here with excellent video tutorials.
Looking for inspiration? Check out our Dear Olympia blog for step by step tutorials on projects I've done with Fusion Mineral Paints.
Want top see more painted pieces? The Fusion Pinterest page has a board for EACH color so you can see multiple images of pieces painted in every color.
Do I need to prepare my piece before painting? Prep is the most important step! Please read this blog post about how to prep correctly to ensure you have a durable, gorgeous finished product.
My piece is damaged? What should I do? Check out this amazing blog post.
Do I need to prime my piece before I paint it? Check out this blog post which discusses the two ways to prime.
How do I stop bleed through? Check out this blog post.
What brush should I choose? Check out this blog post.
What if I can't find the exact color I want? We have 33 Custom Color Recipes available on this page so you can mix the perfect blend!
How much paint do I need? There is always some variance based on the substrate (surface you're painting) but this blog post will give you a pretty good idea. One pint covers 75 square feet but keep in mind that as with any paint, the lighter colors will need more than one coat.
How do I distress a piece for an aged look? Check out this blog post about using the Beeswax Distressing Block to easily distress your piece. If you'd like to Wet Distress a piece, check out this blog post.
What white color should I pick? See our white and off white-collection which includes a video in which Jennylyn paints white colors side by side. If you are painting large areas like cabinets or large tables I recommend purchasing testers of your top 3 favorite white colors and testing them out at home before ordering paint as paint looks different in different lighting. Feel free to contact me with any questions as well.
How do I paint my dated kitchen cabinets? Check out this page for kitchen cabinet info.
Do I need a top coat? Fusion paint does not require a top coat. Once fully cured, it is very durable. However, I always recommend using Tough Coat on heavy use areas like kitchen tables and/or cabinets. Read more about how to use Tough Coat here.
Can I paint fabric? Check out this blog post.
Can I paint indoors? Check out this blog post.
Are there any other Glaze colors than Clear and Antiquing? You can tint Clear Glaze any color of the rainbow using Fusion Mineral Paint? Check out the tutorial video on the product page to see how Jennilyn does it!
Excellent blog posts by fellow Fusion Mineral Paints users:
- Chalk Type Paint vs. Fusion Paint - What's the Difference? By Lost and Found Decor.
- Kitchen Cabinet Makeover in Two Steps by Lost and Found Decor
- How Scrubbable is Fusion Mineral Paint by Fusion Mineral Paints
More on why we chose to retail Fusion Mineral Paint:
For busy-DIYers, Fusion Mineral Paint is the only choice for exceptional color, coverage and durability. Unlike our competitors, we create our paint from the pigments up, and formulate it for lasting results. Our customers return again and again because Fusion Mineral Paint is supported by a knowledgeable retail network, that when paired with our product line makes it easy to paint it beautiful!
Each batch goes through rigorous quality control ensuring that the paint will not separate or harden in the container for 7 years. We are able to achieve this by using only the best available ingredients on the market. Our formulation is 100% uniquely ours, formulated from the ground up. You will not be able to find a duplicate on the market that compares!