REVIEW OF FUSION PARAFFIN WHITE By Jane Harding
Before I wrote my review on this product, I wanted to be in a position to say I’d used it over a prolonged period of time on the job and therefore give an opinion based on experience in real working conditions.
Fusion released this new Paraffin White in May 2019, I initially had a 32g pot just to try out and I instantly loved it! It’s so creamy, works up really quickly and is really opaque and crisp when painted over other colours.
Once I got through the small pot I went straight to buying a 90g. It was now coming up to the beginning of summer and so the weather was warming up. Quite quickly I noticed that my paint was going a bit sticky and gloopy. I was really worried initially because this never happened to me when using my previously preferred white paint (Diamond FX, which I still love BTW) so I took it home and left it on the side with the lid off for a day or two to dry out, and it soon went back to its original form. Before I took it out on another job, I got a dinner knife and cut out a section of paint so I could see the bottom of the pot, effectively creating a well. I stored the piece I cut out in a clean airtight pot and went on my way. Straight away I noticed a huge difference; I used the well to activate a small amount of paint at a time, so I wasn’t over saturating the rest of it. 9 months on I am still using it in this way and I’ve never experienced the sticky and gloopiness again. Some may ask, “Why should I have to cut a chunk out of my paint to use it”?, and my answer to that is, “You don’t”. It could be that I add a bit too much water to my paints, but that’s just how I do it and now I’ve found a solution to the issue I had so I’m sharing it in case it can help anyone else.
To give you an insight into the types of working conditions I have used this paint in, here’s a list, and you can see I’ve given it a good run for its money!
Some of the conditions I’ve used it in:
Indoors cold church halls
Indoors humid heated hall with bouncy castle and 40 sweaty children!
Indoors hot and sweaty night clubs
Outdoors hot sunny day at festivals
Outdoors damp rainy day at a festival
Outdoors dry but freezing evening on Oct 31st!
Outdoors rainy cold Christmas lights switch on
Outdoors 7 hours each day over 11 days in Dec – Cold, Freezing, Warm & Rainy Weather!
Another thing I wanted to acknowledge, is that I’ve read a few times on a couple of forums that some people have tried Fusion Paraffin White and although they liked it, they found they got through it faster than their old preferred white paint. If I am 100% honest, I would say that I agree. It does run out a bit quicker than what I used previously, BUT it’s not so much quicker that its put me off continuing to use it. For me, Fusion Paraffin White has two attributes that stand out and by far outweigh the fact that I use it up a bit quicker. They are major pros for painting on the job, I mentioned them above, but I’ll say it again:
PRO ONE: It activates REALLY quickly!
PRO TWO: It paints over other bright colours and stays bright white with ease!
For me, these attributes make my life so much easier and ultimately when I’m painting on the job I have certain priorities. Being fast and producing quality work are in my top 5 of those priorities and Fusion Paraffin White makes that really easy for me, so I would definitely recommend this paint to anyone.
Below are a couple of pics I have taken recently on the job which show how bright and crisp this paint is over other colours.
I hope this review has helped anyone who is on the fence about trying this new amazing paint. If you’ve tried it, please share your experience with us below.
FUSION PARAFFIN WHITE