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.
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:
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.
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:
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