Learn when you may need Fusion’s Ultra Grip before painting.

Fusion Mineral Paint’s Ultra Grip – Is it necessary?

In this post, we’re doing to discuss the use of Ultra Grip, including a few video tutorials where I talk about it more in depth – when I use it, when I leave it out (which is most of the time).

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may know that I love using Fusion Mineral Paint for my painted furniture pieces, and I’ve come to learn that Fusion certainly lives up to its name and literally fuses with most surfaces extremely well.

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When it comes to glass, metal and super slick surfaces, however, most paints will need a little extra help to maximise adhesion.

That’s when I either paint or roller on (micro-fibre mini rollers work best) a thin layer of Fusion’s Ultra Grip.

Ultra Grip

Last week, during a Live over on Fusion’s “Paint it Beautiful” Facebook group, I demonstrated the use of Ultra Grip on this set of drawers that appear to be a Balinese make with a super slippery surface:Ultra grip

Facebook Live in Paint it Beautiful Group:

Here’s the first live I did this day. The great thing about watching a replay here is that you can rewind if you miss something or skip ahead if you already know exactly what we’re talking about. Here’s the low down and discussion on Ultra Grip:

Live on I Restore Stuff Page

After the above video, I continued over on my own Facebook page, sharing a little about Ultra Grip, but also offering some painting tips and showing you some practical steps to getting a smooth finish. I love the Seaside that the audience chose during the first video. I don’t paint a lot with this colour, but it really is a beautiful teal shade.Seaside

Once again, feel free to skip through parts, or rewind if you missed something.

Here’s part 2 showing you paint tips for painting with Seaside over Ultra Grip:

Adding a glaze over Seaside

After the Seaside had completely dried, I added a little of Fusion colour Ash, to some of Fusion’s Clear Glaze, and brushed it on in sections to great a dark glaze to sit in the valleys of the details and add some depth to this piece.

In the next video, I show you how I mix and add the glaze, and wipe it back to create this dramatic effect, enhancing the details.

Final Touches – Metallic bling!

Finally, I wanted to try something to take this piece to the next level. After adding the drawer pull cup handles, I thought it looked pretty amazing already. But what if we could make this piece “pop” even more and add a little “bling”?!

So here’s a little video of how I achieved the finished look, using two Fusion Metallic colours combined, to match in with my bronzey handles.


And the Final Look:

Seaside with Ash Glaze

Seaside with Ash Glaze

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If you enjoyed this post, there are several other makeovers where I use both Glaze and Metallics. Use the search bar at the top to search any topic you like and find more related posts!

Have a great week. Happy Painting!


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  • Reply
    September 11, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Gorgeous Sharon! Great job!!
    Making me wish I could find more time to paint😉!

    • Reply
      Sharon Hankins
      September 11, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Anne. Oh, I feel your pain … haha. I’ve just gotta make the time sometimes to fulfill my need for “paint therapy” … it’s actually how I relax.

  • Reply
    Valerie Hughes
    November 27, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Would this work on an old wooden piano?!??

    • Reply
      Sharon Hankins
      November 28, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Valerie, yes, Ultra Grip works on any surface that has a high gloss or slippery type surface. You may not even need Ultra grip on your piano if the wood surface is quite old. You may just need to give it a light scuff sand and then paint with Fusion Mineral Paint.

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