I get lots of questions about How to use Fusion Mineral Paint from Prep to Finish. So I thought that I would share with you the best way I have found after using this yummy paint for many years. The most important thing that I have found is that prepping your piece is so important to ensure that your piece lasts. If you’re new to painting furniture, you put a lot of time into each piece and really want to enjoy it. So starting with a clean fresh canvas is always a must.
How to Use Fusion Mineral Paint From Prep To Finish
- FREE – How to Use Fusion Mineral Paint From Prep to Finish Printable
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Your Choice of Fusion Paint Colour
- Beeswax Stick – If you’re going to distress
- Ultra Grip
- 220 and 120 grit Sandpaper
- Microfiber Roller
- Beeswax Finish
- Hemp Oil
- Tough Coat
Step 1 – Clean Your Piece
If you happen to come along to one of my BYO Piece Fusion Mineral Paint Workshops I always get my clients to thoroughly clean down their pieces with TSP. This ensures that your piece is free from dirt and grime and creates a nice clean canvas ready for you to create your magic.
Step 2 – Remove any High Gloss Paint or Varnish
Using your 220 grit sandpaper and sander remove any gloss or paint. This opens up the pores of the wood and gives allows the paint to adhere. You can see further details of this farmhouse sideboard I made over for a client recently by clicking on the link.
Step 3 – Apply Ultra Grip of painting on Glass, Plastic, Laminate or Metal
The beauty of Fusion Mineral Paint is that you can pretty well paint on anything. The Ultra Grip works a treat on Glass, Plastic, Laminate, Metal and Ceramics. Feel free to check out how I painted these cute little ceramic bird candle holders or how painted 2 plastic mirrors.
Step 4 – Seal with B.I.N Sealer and Primer
If the piece that you’re working on is redwood or has any knots in it always seal with B.I.N Sealer and Primer. This prevents the dreaded bleed through.
Step 5 – Always check to make sure your piece isn’t sealed with wax.
If your painting over a surface that has been sealed with wax remove with mineral spirits and then lightly sand. The way to tell if it has been sealed with wax is to scratch it with your fingernail and see if there is any build up.
Step 6 – Apply Beeswax Stick if Distressing and Start Painting
Step 7 – Start Distressing!
Using your 120 grit sandpaper and sander start distressing. Once you’re happy with the desired look either wax or use hemp oil to seal in all your hard work. If your piece is a high use piece like a dining room table or kitchen cupboards seal with Tough Coat instead of the wax or hemp oil. This just adds an extra layer of protection for wear and tear. Let cure overnight before placing your piece in its new home!
For a tutorial on How I distressed this Farmhouse Cupboard simply click on the link.
So grab your PREP To FINISH Free Printable and your favourite brush and get started.
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