Fresco Information and How-To Video

Fresco gives you the perfect sea swept, weathered, worn and rustic texturized look. Fresco is 100% Natural and contains no VOC’s. Depending on your mix and application, you will get a different end result.

Available in two sizes.

Directions

HOW TO USE IT

Add Fresco powder to your Fusion Mineral Paint and stir. The more powder you add the more texture you will achieve. The more you stir, the more chalky and smooth the finish will become.

Apply as many coats as desired, mix with any colours you like.
 
DID YOU KNOW?

  • It can be top coated to accentuate texture
  • It is highly water resistant – no top coat is required
  • Great for hiding imperfections in furniture
  • Can be custom tinted. Just add a few drops of paint or metallic and mix, then use!
  • It is ideal to use for embossing through stencil patterns to create a raised effect.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN USE IT

This product is extremely versatile and can be applied using a brush, sponge, spatula, or any other application tool to create various effects and textures.

FAQs

How do I get a chalky finish with Fresco™?

Add about 2 tbsp of Fresco™ powder to a pint of Fusion. Apply the mixture to your prepped surface in various directions for a hand-painted look. If any lumps occur, brush them out.

How do I get a crackly, heavy-textured finish with Fresco™?

For this texture, you want a lot of Fresco™ powder added to your paint. Try a 1 to 1 ratio to start. Apply a thick layer of the mixture to your prepped surface. Allow it to set for 10-20 minutes. Knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. The heavier the texture, the larger the cracks you will get. Letting the surface sit in sunlight, heat, or even using a hair dryer will increase the cracks.

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How do I get a seaswept finish with Fresco™?

Mix about 1 part Fresco™ to 2 parts Fusion Mineral Paint. Apply the mixture to your prepped surface. To add extra texture, try a stippling effect. Allow the mixture to set for 10-20 minutes and then knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. Allow to fully dry, then continue with additional colours and layers of paint. Fresco™ is not required in additional layers of paint. Complete the look by wet sanding to expose the multiple layers of paint and texture. For best results use a 220 grit sanding sponge. You can even do a little bit of antiquing with Espresso Wax or Antiquing Glaze to enhance the details.BLOG

What can I use Fresco™ on?

You can use Fresco™ on anything that you use Fusion on! Fresco™ dries to an extremely durable and tough finish.

Product Details

Fresco™ is a powdered texture additive that makes it easy to get a chalky, rustic, seaswept or highly textured finish. Using Fresco™ is as easy as mixing it into Fusion Mineral Paint™ and applying!

Fresco gives you the perfect sea swept, weathered, worn and rustic texturized look. Fresco is 100% Natural and contains no VOC’s. Depending on your mix and application, you will get a different end result.

Application Tool Brush, Sponge, Spatula or used with a Stencil.
Location Interior/Exterior
Re-coat Time 1-2 hrs depending on thickness applied
Dry Time 1-2 hrs depending on thickness applied
Top Coat Not required – however any top coat can be applied if desired.
Clean Up Water
Coverage 35 sq.ft.
Finish/Sheen White Pearl
Recommended Uses Add texture to virtually any surface.

 

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Can Be Applied To Fabric, Metal, Wood, Plastic, Painted surfaces. Non-oil, no wax surfaces.
Can Be Painted Over Yes
How to Prep Apply to a clean, wax or oil free surface
Cure Time 1 Day
Maintenance/ Cleaning Clean as required, mild soap and water.

 

 

Crackled Heavy Texture:

Mix 1 part Fresco to 2 parts Fusion™ Mineral Paint.

Apply a thick (2-3mm) layer of mixture to your paint ready surface. Allow to set for 10-20 minutes. Knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. The heavier the texture the larger the cracks. Applying sunlight or heat will increase crackle effect.

Flat Matte Chalky Finish:

Mix 1 part Fresco to 8 parts Fusion™ Mineral Paint.

1 Small Bag will make 2.5 Quarts or 5 Pints of Flat Matte Chalky Finish.

Apply mixture in various directions for a hand painted look immediately upon application. If any lumps occur, brush them out. If using the included scoop, add 4 scoops per Pint for this look. Add more or less as desired.

Sea Swept:

Mix 1 part Fresco to 2 parts Fusion Mineral Paint.

Apply mixture to your paint ready surface. Allow to set for 10-20 minutes then knock down any heavy lumps by passing your brush over them. Allow to fully dry, then continue with additional colours and layers of paint. Fresco is not required in additional layers of paint. *Stippling adds texture.

Complete the look by wet sanding to expose your multiple layers of paint and texture! For best results use a 220 grit sanding sponge. For antiquing, use our Espresso Wax, or Antiquing Glaze to enhance all the details.

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