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Fusion Paint [ putty ]

Fusion Paint [ putty ]

Regular price $32.00 USD
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A sophisticated neutral that blends beige and grey. Opt for Putty to ground any colour scheme.

Base : waterbased
Coverage : approx 75 sqft per 500 mL
Finish/sheen : matte

Clean up : water
Dry time : 30 min approx
Recoat time : 1-2 hours approx
Cure time : 21 days approx

How to clean surface:
Mild soap and water

Can be used over
Most wax-free surfaces; tricky surfaces with use of Ultra GripTM

Can be painted over:
After re-coat time

How to use:
Prep, Paint, Done!

  • Non-toxic
  • Minimal prep work
  • Easy application
  • Exceptional coverage
  • Gorgeous matte finish
  • No sealer required
  • Built-in topcoat for amazing durability
  • UV, water, and stain resistant
  • Lead-, ammonia-, formaldehyde-, and phthalate-free
  • 7 year shelf life

What makes Fusion Mineral Paint so different?

Fusion is a 100% acrylic paint with no fillers! Our pigments are all derived from natural minerals, and our paint is 100% non-toxic with no lead, and no phthalates. Plus - it’s got a built-in top coat that is UV, water, and stain resistant - meaning you don’t have to wax or seal it!

How long does it take to dry?

Fusion is dry to the touch in about 30 minutes, but for best results, we recommend waiting 1-2 hours between coats.

The paint takes about 21 days to cure (for the water to completely evaporate) and get to its most durable state, so we suggest being a little bit gentle for the first few days.

What can I use it on?

Just about everything! We’ve seen Fusion on front doors, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, even shoes! We’re always testing the possibilities of Fusion, so if you find something new that works, let us know!

Can I use Fusion outside?

Yes! Fusion is water and UV resistant, so it can last through rain and won’t fade in the sun. 

How should I prep my piece?

A good paint is only as strong as the surface you put it on, so prep is key to durability. We recommend cleaning all surfaces with our TSP Alternative or another degreaser. For surfaces with a bit of a sheen, we recommend a scuff sand to add some “tooth” for the paint to adhere to. If the surface is extremely high gloss, very detailed, or can’t be sanded, you may need to use our Ultra Grip™ as an adhesion primer.

For wood surfaces that are prone to bleed through or to seal pine knots, we recommend a coat or two of Zinsser BIN Shellac-based primer. 

How much paint do I need?

Not as much as you think! Each 500 mL jar of Fusion paints about 75 square feet - which is about two coats on a large dresser. We chose to package Fusion in pints because it’s the size that most projects require, without having too much left over.

Please note that coverage does depend on the color you’re painting with, your starting surface, and your painting technique.

Can I use Fusion on my cabinets?

Absolutely! Fusion is extremely durable and easy to wipe clean.

When do I need to use a top coat?

With Fusion, you never need to use a top coat, but there are times where you may want to. We do recommend a top coat for higher traffic surfaces like kitchen cabinets or dining tables. In this case, we recommend our Tough Coat™ for lighter colors and our Stain & Finishing Oil in Natural for darker colors. Extra topcoats may also be desired if you want to change the sheen of the paint.

What’s the shelf life?

Fusion stays good for 7 years when it is stored in an airtight container. We like to put a sheet of plastic wrap between the jar and the lid if we know we aren’t going to be using it in a while, as that helps to keep the air out!

Can you mix me a custom color?

The only colors available are the ones we list on our website - but there’s more than 50 of them so lots to choose from! And if that’s not enough for you, we also have a recipe book of custom colors that you can make by mixing 50/50 or by adding one tester to a pint!

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