Painting a Table with Fusion Mineral Paint

Hello friends! Finally it feels like spring around here which spurns on painting projects! 

I was asked to be part of a Spring Blog Hop featuring Fusion Mineral Paint Tones for Tots line that features a beautiful soft pastel palette.

I had just the project in mind: a sewing table. Wanting to take over one of the bedrooms upstairs to convert it to a sewing studio, I needed a solid sturdy table for my sewing machine and serger. Scouring Facebook Marketplace, I found a solid pine table for $60. After giving it a light sand, I used Zinsser Bin Primer with Shellac to seal the knots and to avoid bleed through.

I am no painting virgin, having painted many, many walls and furniture, I have used many different types of paints and primers but never tried Fusion Mineral Paint. Wanting to know what all the fuss was about, it was a no-brainer when asked to try. I chose Little Lamp from their Tones for Tots collection and Tough Coat Matte Wipe On Poly since this table was going to get heavy used.

Normally, I use a roller when applying paint on a large flat surface. I tried, but found it bubbled too much. Using the Fusion Mineral paint brush I smoothed out the paint and it went on like a dream! Drying to a gorgeous matte finish with no brush strokes! The coverage is phenomenal and has no smell. Unlike chalk paint, you need to let the paint dry for a few hours before you can apply a second coat. I waited a day after painting to apply the wipe on poly. It was easy to apply, simply wiping it on with a damp old rag from a t-shirt.

You can see the results below, I am pretty pleased.

Now I need to dust off the machine and get busy!


  1. Hi! I have been following you for a few years and would like to ask you a paint question. I am looking to paint a pine sideboard and I want to use a white paint. I also have a couple other chairs that could use some paint. Would you recommend this mineral fusion paint for all types of furniture? I have not painted furniture before so really appreciate your help! Thanks!

  2. I love Fusion Mineral paint. Yes you can use it on that! But with pine, I would prime it with a shellac based primer to seal the knots and avoid bleed through. Bleed through is when the resins from the wood deep through your paint. A good brand of primer is by Zinsser BIN but make sure it’s shellac based. It’s a bit pricier But it saves you any heartache later. I have learned the hard way. Good luck. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.


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