If you’re looking to add a splash of color to your furniture pieces, you’ll want to consider painting with Fusion Mineral Paint. Not only is it a fun project, but it’s also a great way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and protect your walls from damage.
Here are five best practices for painting with Fusion Mineral Paint to keep in mind.
1: Never Skip Prep
Before you start painting, it’s important to prep your furniture and any other surfaces you’ll be working on. You should clean the area with Fusion TSP Alternative mixed with warm water. This will remove any oils or grease that may have built up over time and make the paint easier to work with.
Skipping this step could lead to a lot of trouble later on. But not to worry, I’ve got tons of prep guides on the blog section for any project possible.
2: Prime the Surface Only When Necessary
Primers are essential for a number of reasons – they help to protect the surface, they make the paint adhere better, and they reduce the amount of time it takes for the paint to dry.
However, primer is not required when using water-based paint, like Fusion Mineral Paint. With this in mind, you need to inspect your furniture’s surface. You will need to take note of what surface you’re working on in order to get the most out of your paint. Read our full guide on how to prime like a pro for more detailed tips on priming with Fusion Mineral Paint.
3: Sand Your Furniture’s Surface
For any furniture project, you want to ensure the surface is level and smooth. Use an Orbital Sander with Various Grit Sandpaper to do just that. As a result, your finished project will look evenly smooth and clean. Furthermore, sanding is also useful for removing any wax or sealant that has been applied.
Be careful not to over-sand, as this will actually lead to a rougher surface.
4: Brush With Light Strokes
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For a smooth finish, painting requires a meticulous process to make sure brush marks don’t show up. When there are heavy brush streaks, the paint job looks terrible. If you use a heavy brush to apply the paint, it will be more difficult to control the tone and color. In addition, it will also take longer to dry, so there’s a lot more room for error.
Light brush stroking is key when painting with Fusion Mineral Paint, as this will help to achieve a smoother finish. Fusion Mineral Paint requires approximately two hours to dry before it can be re-coated. Reapply thin layers of paint every four hours until the surface is dry to the touch.
5: Invest in High-Quality Paint Brushes
When it comes to painting, the right tool can make all the difference. While a standard brush will do the job, a high-quality brush will allow for smoother and more accurate strokes. Not only that, but high-quality brushes can last longer and hold more paint, which means less time spent filling in small areas.
If you’re looking to invest in a good set of brushes, be sure to check out the Staalmeester line of premium brushes. These paints require special care and equipment, but they produce results that are second to none. They work perfectly with Fusion Mineral Paint’s formula and consistency. Plus, they’re easy to clean, store, and maintain.
These are just a few of the tips that will help you to paint with mineral paint successfully. By following these tips, you’ll be able to create beautiful furniture pieces for your home.
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