Melange One Paint Review

Are you looking for the best types of paint for furniture? Our Melange ONE Paint review is going to walk you through whether or not it is one of the best options for your project! This all-in-one paint is a built-in primer, paint, and topcoat altogether.

With 95 beautiful colors available and an easy to clean waterbased formula with low VOCs, it has a lot of features to love. Let’s jump into the pros and cons of using Melange ONE Paint on furniture as well as examples of furniture painted with it so you can get inspired for your next project.

photo of melange one in a container and spraying melange onto furniture with text overlay

Melange ONE Paint is a great option for DIY furniture makeovers. It’s easy to use because it has primer, paint and topcoat all in one. So, you don’t need to do as many steps when you’re painting. You also save money since you only need to buy one product instead of multiple.

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And again, you get to pick from 95 beautiful colors (truly, they created an amazing line of colors to choose from)! That’s such a wide range that you’re sure to find the perfect shade for your furniture project as well as your decor style.

So keep reading to know the advantages and disadvantages of Melange ONE Paint. We also have makeovers using this paint, with their own makeover tutorials, so you can see exactly how we used it, and what you can expect for your project.

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Pros of using Melange ONE Paint

One of the best features of Melange ONE Paint is that it doesn’t require any additional topcoat. It’s so easy to use! This saves time and money as you don’t have to purchase or apply extra coats of topcoat – just a couple of coats of the paint (and primer if you want the best results) is enough.

The self leveling formula creates a beautiful finish when brushed on so there are almost no brush marks left behind. If you use one of the brushes from our list of best paint brushes for painting furniture, you’ll have even greater success with painting furniture without brush marks. Here’s how to paint furniture without brush marks for more ways to make sure your furniture has a smooth, flawless finish.

You can also spray Melange ONE paint on with a paint sprayer. See the difference between spray paint vs brush paint furniture to find out which method is best for you. If you want to spray on Melange ONE paint, here is our list of the best HVLP paint sprayers for furniture. (These are the best for painting furniture.)

spraying all in one melange paint with a paint sprayer

Of course, you can also roll the paint on if you really don’t want brush marks, but you can’t spray it. Not sure what roller to use? Here is our list of the best rollers for painting furniture for our recommendations.

With 95 gorgeous colors available in Melange One Paint’s lineup, you’re sure to find something perfect for your project! Seriously, these colors are the best, there is a color for everyone!

The waterbased formula also makes Melange One Paint easy to clean and low VOCs which means it has very few fumes. So you can use it indoors without those pesky fumes clogging up your clean air.

If you want your paint to be extra extra durable then a topcoat can be added after painting as well making this product extremely versatile. Whether used alone or with a topcoat finish, this paint is great for furniture makeovers.

  • Does not require a topcoat
  • All-in-one paint with built in primer, paint and topcoat
  • Self leveling paint even when brushed on
  • Available in 95 beautiful colors
  • Waterbased formula is easy to clean and low VOCs
  • A topcoat can be added for extra durability

Cons of using Melange ONE Paint

One downside of Melange One Paint is that it is mostly available online. While you can find out if there are local retailers in your area by searching here on their retailer’s list, the availability could be limited depending on where you live or what colors you’re looking for.

Additionally, the sheen of the finished product seems to me to be more of an eggshell finish which is better than matte in my opinion. But if you would like it to be easier to keep clean, you may want to consider topcoating it with a satin sheen.

eggshell finish of furniture painted with melange all in one paint

Here is how to apply polyurethane to painted furniture by hand and here is how to spray polyurethane. You can also check out the best paint brushes for polyurethane here. If you aren’t sure which poly brand to go for, here is our list of the best polyurethane for furniture to see what we recommend.

Depending on the surface being painted and the color desired, you might also need to use a stain blocking primer when painting wood or a bonding primer when painting slick surfaces such as laminate or plastic furniture.

Yes, Melange ONE does have a built in primer, but not all primers are created equal. Some primers are used to give you better coverage, some are used to help the paint stick (bonding primer) and some are used to help block stains from coming through the paint (stain blocking primer).

BIN shellac primer is one stop solution for both applications! If you aren’t sure if it’s the right primer for you, or need more information to be convinced that you need a primer, check out our list of best primers for painting furniture.

spraying primer onto furniture before painting

And learn more about why stain blocking primers are so important in our how to stop stains from coming through paint post.

  • Mostly available online
  • The sheen is more of an eggshell finish, so you might want to topcoat with a satin or higher sheen to be able to clean it easier
  • Need to use a stain blocking primer when painting wood, or a bonding primer when painting slick surfaces such as laminate or plastic furniture

Examples of Furniture Painted with Melange ONE Paint

Are you looking for inspiration for your next furniture makeover project, or need some more guidance with using Melange ONE paint? No worries!

We have compiled a list of amazing furniture makeovers that have been updated using Melange ONE Paint. These beautifully painted pieces will give you ideas, tips, guides, and motivation to start your own painting project.

You can see the before and after photos of each piece as well as read detailed tutorials on how we used Melange ONE paint on these projects below.

Melange ONE Paint Review

Melange One Paint is a great all-in-one paint with built in primer, paint, and topcoat. With 95 beautiful colors to choose from, you’re sure to find something that fits your project perfectly.

pouring melange paint through a filter into a sprayer before painting

The self-leveling formula gives a beautiful finish with little to no brush strokes left behind. The waterbased formula makes it easy to clean and low VOCs, so there are no pesky fumes clogging up the air indoors.

Last but not least, we personally recommend applying a topcoat for extra durability and to make it easier to keep clean, if desired. Here’s our list of the best topcoats for painting furniture and learn how to apply it to painted furniture.

Do you have to sand with all in one paint?

If you’re also curious about whether you have to sand before using Melange ONE Paint or any all in one paint, the answer is yes.

While all in one paint has the primer and topcoat built in, it’s still important to sand your furniture before painting. This helps remove any existing finish, smooth out imperfections, and create a better surface for the paint to adhere to. It also helps the paint to go on more smoothly and evenly.

But don’t worry, sanding doesn’t have to be a difficult or time consuming process. You can easily sand by hand or use an electric sander for larger pieces. Just make sure to clean off any dust or debris after sanding.

Trust us, taking the time to sand before painting will result in a much better finish and longer lasting paint job.

How long between coats of Melange ONE Paint?

If you’re wondering how long to wait between coats of Melange ONE Paint, the general rule is to give it 2-4 hours before recoating, especially if it’s 50° or warmer. Cooler temps might need more time to dry between coats. So if it’s a bit chilly, you might want to wait a bit longer before putting on the next coat.

If it’s quite cool or damp where you’re painting, it might take up to 24 hours for the paint to fully dry between coats. Keep this in mind so you don’t accidentally apply another coat too soon and end up with a messy finish. It’s always better to wait longer than jump in too soon!

We recommend Melange One Paint for anyone who is looking to paint furniture without brush marks, wants an eggshell finish, and/or is looking for a beautiful but cost effective all-in-one paint solution.

We hope you found this review helpful! Do you have any questions about Melange ONE Paint? Let us know in the comments below.

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve just discovered Melange at my local antique mall and decided to give it a try. Compared to Fusion Mineral Paint – which of these do you prefer and why?

    1. Hey! I’m so glad you’ve discovered Melange Paint! Here is my post on Fusion Mineral Paint, so you can see what things I like and don’t like about each paint. Fusion Mineral Paint Review

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