Fusion Mineral Paint Review

Have you been struggling to find the right paint that will give you a durable, long-lasting finish? I understand the importance of using high-quality paint for DIY projects. That’s why I wanted to share my honest Fusion Mineral Paint Review with you all today. If you’re interested in more paint reviews, check out our post on types of paint for furniture.

With over 65 colors to choose from, this paint is easy to use, durable, and has a beautiful matte finish. Keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons, application, and my personal experience with Fusion Mineral Paint.

photo of dresser painted with fusion mineral paint with text overlay
See the details of this makeover in our DIY Fluted Dresser Makeover post.

High-quality paint not only provides a beautiful finish, but it also ensures that your project will stand the test of time. I’ve tried and tested many different types of paint, and I can confidently say that Fusion Mineral Paint is one of the best on the market.

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With its easy-to-use formula and wide range of colors, it’s no wonder that this paint has become a popular choice among DIYers.

So, let’s dive into our review of Fusion Mineral Paint, the good, bad, and maybe even the things you didn’t think about before.

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What is Fusion Mineral Paint?

So, what exactly is Fusion Mineral Paint? It’s a high-quality, water-based paint that is specifically designed for furniture makeovers.

fusion mineral paint color coal black

Unlike other paints, Fusion Mineral Paint does not require a topcoat (although you can add one for extra durability), which saves you time and money. And I’m a stickler with paints being durable! Most paint doesn’t pass my test of durability without having a topcoat with it.

It’s also incredibly easy to use – you can apply it with a brush, roller, or even a paint sprayer.

Here’s our list of the best paint brushes for painting furniture, and the best rollers for painting furniture. Here’s our list of the best HVLP paint sprayers for furniture as well!

What to Expect with Fusion Mineral Paint

Let’s take a closer look at some of the characteristics that make Fusion Mineral Paint such a great choice for furniture makeovers.

First up, consistency. One of the things I love about this paint is that it has just the right consistency – not too thick, and not too thin.

pouring paint into the sprayer with filter

This means you don’t have to worry about leaving globs of paint behind or being stuck with paint drips when painting your furniture.

Next, coverage. Fusion Mineral Paint covers incredibly well, which means you don’t have to apply many coats to get the coverage you need. Most colors require just two coats to get complete coverage, which saves you time and money.

good coverage using quality brush  with only second coat of paint
See this full makeover in our Painting IKEA Furniture post.

Here’s our list of the Best All-in-One Paints for Furniture.

Now, let’s talk about durability. This paint is incredibly durable on its own – no topcoat needed! Of course, you can add a topcoat if you want extra durability, but it’s not necessary.

Fusion Mineral Paint dries quickly and to a hard finish that is resistant to chips, scratches, and fading. In fact, it’s better than chalk paint and most other furniture paints on the market.

scratch test of paint after drying

Finally, let’s discuss the finish. Fusion Mineral Paint dries to a beautiful matte finish. However, if you’re like me and prefer a bit more sheen or want to make your furniture easier to clean, you can apply a waterbased polyurethane topcoat over Fusion Mineral Paint.

Check out my comparison between Fusion Mineral Paint VS Heirloom Traditions Paint here.

How to Use Fusion Mineral Paint

Now that we’ve covered that, let’s dive into how to apply it for the best results. Before you get started, make sure that your furniture is clean and dry.

Here is what you need to know about cleaning before painting furniture.

Remove any hardware to make it easier to paint. Then, for best results, lightly sand the surface of your furniture with 220 grit sandpaper to help the paint stick. Sanding will also smooth any rough spots on your furniture.

If your furniture is really slick, then you’ll need to prime to help Fusion Mineral Paint stick.

I recommend using BIN Shellac Primer or Clear Shellac as the primer with Fusion, even if your furniture isn’t super slick. Both of these will help Fusion stick, but they will also stop stains from coming through the paint.

rolling on primer before painting
See this makeover in our Painted Hallway Cabinet Makeover post.

If you are working with super slick furniture like IKEA furniture, you’ll definitely need to use BIN Shellac Primer or STIX Primer to help Fusion stick. Here’s more about Painting IKEA Furniture and what to expect.

Once your surface is prepped, it’s time to apply the paint. You can use a brush, roller, or even a paint sprayer to apply Fusion Mineral Paint – it’s incredibly versatile!

I personally prefer using a high-quality brush, like a Staalmeester brush, to apply this paint. The brush helps to create a smooth finish without leaving any brush marks. Or I really like to spray Fusion with my Wagner FLEXiO 3500 sprayer.

Here’s spraying Fusion Mineral paint for a more tips and tricks on paint spraying this type of paint.

Check out my honest Wagner 3500 Paint Sprayer Review to learn about the features, and pros and cons of this sprayer. Here’s my guide on How to Use Wagner FLEXiO 3500 for more information.

spraying black fusion paint with a paint sprayer
See this makeover in our Repainting Furniture from the Thrift Store post.

When applying the paint, be sure to use a little paint at a time, and pain on even strokes. It’s better to apply multiple thin coats of paint rather than one thick coat. This will help to prevent drips, make the paint more durable, and just make your finish look better.

Most colors only need two coats to get complete coverage, but some may need more depending on the color, and the color of your surface.

If you are painting a light color over black furniture, plan to paint on 4-5 coats to get full coverage. This is typical with most every paint. Make sure to let each coat dry completely before applying the next.

One of the best things about Fusion Mineral Paint is that it dries quickly. In fact, it’s dry to the touch in as little as 30 minutes! But it’s important to wait at least 24 hours before using your furniture.

If you want to topcoat it to give it more of a shine, you can apply polycrylic by hand, or spray polyurethane onto the paint after it has dried for a couple of hours.

Here are some additional tips and tricks for applying Fusion Mineral Paint:

  • Use a damp cloth to clean up any mistakes or drips while the paint is still wet.
  • If you’re looking for a smoother finish, lightly sand the surface with 220 grit or 400 grit sandpaper between coats.
  • If you’re using a darker color, consider topcoating with an oil based polyurethane to prevent streaking that you can get with waterbased polyurethane over dark colors.

Fusion Mineral Paint’s Colors

One of the best things about Fusion Mineral Paint is its wide range of colors – with over 65 to choose from, there’s a shade for every style and preference.

Whether you’re looking for a bold pop of color or a classic neutral, Fusion Mineral Paint has you covered.

Two bottles of paint with brand and color label

Let’s start with the neutrals. If you’re looking for a timeless, sophisticated look, then consider colors like Picket Fence (a crisp white), Champlain (a warm beige), or Raw Silk (a creamy off-white).

These colors are perfect for giving your furniture a fresh, updated look that will never go out of style.

If you want to add a bit of color to your furniture, then there are plenty of options to choose from! Some popular choices include Champness (a soft blue), Inglenook (a calming blue-green), and Algonquin (a warm, earthy brown).

These colors are perfect for adding a subtle pop of color to your space without overpowering it.

For those who love bold, statement-making colors, Fusion Mineral Paint has plenty of options as well! Consider colors like Cranberry (a deep red), Midnight Blue (a deep, rich blue), or Coral (a bright, cheerful pink).

These colors are perfect for adding a pop of personality to your furniture and making a statement in any room.

Some of my favorite colors are Bayberry, Homestead Blue, Pressed Fern, Chestler, Winchester, Wellington, Newell, and Cambridge.

Check out the 10 Best Painted Furniture Colors here.

Fusion Mineral Paint Review

Honestly, Fusion Mineral Paint is one of my all time favorite paints for painting furniture. I love the durability, and I love how easy it is to use. Most of all, I LOVE that it comes in so many beautiful colors.

Fusion Mineral Paint is a great choice for furniture and other projects that require a long-lasting, high quality finish. It has many benefits, including excellent coverage and durability, a wide variety of colors, and an easy application process.

brushing paint onto wood furniture

Check out the list of the Best Paints for Wood Furniture here.

All in all, Fusion Mineral Paint is an excellent choice for furniture, cabinets, and any other project that needs a long-lasting finish. I highly recommend it!

Pros

  • Durable and long lasting finish
  • Quick drying time, dry in about 30 minutes to an hour
  • Easy to use! Brush or sprayer can be used for perfect finishes
  • Has great coverage!
  • Wide variety of colors available, from bold and vibrant to classic neutrals
  • Easy clean up – just use a damp cloth before the paint has dried!

Cons

  • More expensive than latex paint, but worth it for high quality results
  • Only available online or through local retailers

Furniture Makeovers with Fusion Mineral Paint

Still on the fence about using Fusion Mineral Paint on your next project? Check out these makeovers that I’ve done to see if it’s the right paint for you!

I hope this was helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions that I didn’t cover here! Happy painting!!

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6 Comments

  1. Renee Kidd says:

    If you are painting furniture that is solid white, is it more economical and is it okay to use an enamel paint like Behr Door and Cabinets?
    I love using the Fusion paint, but it takes a lot do to a whole dining room set.

    1. Yeah enamel paint is great! Then you don’t have to topcoat it, and it is more durable for a dining room set. I haven’t tried Behr door and cabinets, but I know sherwin williams emerald uretahne trim is great!

  2. I’m working with Coal Black and have been struggling with it not laying flat. I’ve used Floetrol and still having problems of brush strokes. Do you have any suggestions? I’m thinking of switching to General Finishes milk paint.
    Thank you

    1. What brush are you using? You have to use a high quality brush like Staalmeester for Fusion to go on without brush marks. General Finishes Milk Paint is easier for a brush free finish!

  3. Hi Nathalie, thanks for this great review! how long do you wait before doing a 2nd coat of fusion after the 1st and how long after the last coat until you topcoat it?
    Also, do you sand down your final coat of paint? thanks

    1. I usually wait 2 hours between coats. It should feel completely dry as well before painting the next coat. For topcoating I also wait at least 2 hours before the last coat has dried before topcoating. It’s never a bad thing to wait 24 hours after the paint dries to topcoat.
      Sometimes I sand it down, other times I don’t. I only sand when I feel like there is too much texture, or if I want it distressed. Best of luck!

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