Fusion Metallic Paint - Brushed Steel
Coverage: Approximately 75 sqft per 500 mL
Clean up: Water
Dry time: 30 min approxmimately
Recoat time: 1-2 hours
Cure time: 21 days approximately
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!
- 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!
To learn more about the Fusion Mineral Paint Difference, check out this page: THE FUSION DIFFERENCE
How long does it take to dry?
Fusion is dry to the touch in about 30 minutes, but for best results, it is recommended to wait 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! Fusion has been used on front doors, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, even shoes! Fusion is always testing the possibilities of their paint.
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. It’s been tried and tested - it will last through a Canadian winter!
Check out some outdoor projects here.
Painting Outdoor Furniture
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. It is recommend to clean all surfaces with TSP Alternative or another degreaser. For surfaces with a bit of a sheen, a scuff is recommended to 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 the Fusion 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. For more details, read the Fusion prep tutorial.
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.
Please note that coverage does depend on the colour 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. Be sure to check out Fusion's kitchen cabinets tutorial to learn all the tips and tricks.
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. A top coat is recommended for higher traffic surfaces like kitchen cabinets or dining tables. In this case, Fusion recommends their Tough Coat™ for lighter colours and their Stain & Finishing Oil in Natural for darker colours. Extra topcoats may also be desired if you want to change the sheen of the paint.
Check out this blog post: When to use a top coat for more information.
What’s the shelf life?
Fusion stays good for 7 years when it is stored in an airtight container. It is recommended to put a sheet of plastic wrap between the jar and the lid if you are not going to be using it in a while, as that helps to keep the air out!
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