Fusion Mineral Paint is formulated to dry with it’s own top coat. This means that it doesn’t have to be sealed. Once it is fully cured, approximately 21 – 28 days, the paint is very durable and water proof.
However, if you have painted a surface that is going to get lots of wear and tear, say a table top for example, you will want to put a top coat on it so it has more protection. Fusion’s Tough Coat is a wipe on, non yellowing poly that will add durability to your painted surface. If using, wait at least 12 hours after painting your piece to apply Tough Coat.
To apply Tough Coat, you use a damp, lint free rag or one of our applicator pads. You work end to end, one section at a time and do not go back over it as Tough Coat will start to dry quickly. Apply two coats 2 – 4 hours apart lightly sanding between coats if needed.
Tough Coat is recommended for lighter colors only because when it is applied to dark colors, it tends to look “cloudy”. Natural Stain and Finishing Oil can be used on darker colors to add a level of durability without changing the color.