One of the questions that I get asked all. the. time. is how to prevent brushstrokes when using Fusion Mineral Paint. Fusion self levels so it’s totally possible to get a gorgeous, smooth finish if you do a few simple things.
So let’s talk about the four steps to a brushstroke free finish. First, you need to use a good brush. Fusion works best with a synthetic bristle brush and not all brushes are created equal. If you need help picking out a brush, you can read about How to Choose a Brush here.
Most of the time I paint with a Staalmeester brush and my favorites are the green string all synthetic round brush and the Ultimate One round brush. Natural bristle brushes are great for chalk type paints and waxes, but they’re not going to give you the smooth finish you want with Fusion.