Today I’m spilling the beans on my absolute favourite product you need for your home. I’m serious when I say RUN don’t walk to the store to get this product ASAP…Fusion Mineral Paint. I learned about Fusion Mineral Paint about a year ago and like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce I put that sh*t on everything!!
Fusion Mineral Paint is not like ordinary paint as it is extremely adhesive, has a built in top coat, has no VOC, which is a chemical emission found in many other paint products, and the smallest jar will stretch very far. I have used it on so many things to help bring my house out of the early 2000s to the present in terms of style; and I plan to do many more projects with it in the future.
When we moved to our house our banister stood out, and not in a good way. The original house had an oak banister with black spindles, while in good shape this certainly did not match the updates we made to the house including new dark wood floors and light grey paint:
I certainly didn’t mind the black spindles but the oak was a big NO in my design book and it had to go. So of course I started researching the cost of a new banister and quickly had the hopes of replacing it squashed. Budget is always a factor, and after doing many other renos around the house, we just did not have the budget to replace the banister. But then, while looking at Pinterest one day, I stumbled across Fusion Mineral Paint. So out I went to my closest retailer and spent about $24 on one can (that’s all I needed) and I used it to paint the entire banister. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome:
As I mentioned, one of the great things about this product is that a little bit goes a long way. So with the leftover paint from the banister project I decided to paint the tiles around both of our fireplaces. With 2 little ones, our fireplaces get a lot of wear and tear as they also often double as a stage, seating, racetrack for their cars, etc. and the paint has completely held up. I painted the tiles probably about 9+ months ago and there hasn’t been any chipping at all. While tile is relatively cheap to replace it’s the labour (and mess) that goes with removing the original tile which is why we chose to paint instead; and I love the look. Using the same paint as our banister also provides consistency throughout our house.
Next (I wasn’t joking when I said I use this stuff on everything), I updated our cabinets in our powder room. Another reason why I love this product is that it has such a smooth finish and I love the way it evenly covers so there are no brush strokes.
There are so many uses for this product: I have also used it on the top of my kitchen table and it can also be used to paint fabric (I’ve used it to paint pillow covers). If you are thinking of using it to paint fabric, I recommend you watch some tutorials as the technique is a bit different and I believe some people would suggest mixing it with water so it’s used more as a dye than a paint.
In total, I have bought 3 jars, I’ve done many projects, and I have leftover paint. So, for approximately $75 I have painted:
- My banister
- My bathroom cabinets
- The tiles around 2 fireplaces
- My kitchen table
- Frames, pillows, hooks, etc.
I wrote today’s blog post because I love to share great products but mainly I want you to see that renovation/home improvement/DIY does not have to cost an arm and a leg. In today’s real estate market, here in the lower mainland, homes are pricey and buying new or replacing something completely in your home may not be in your budget and that’s okay; there are other solutions.
Fiona White – REALTOR® with Sutton Group – West Coast Realty