Hello! My name is Jody LaRock. Welcome!
I grew in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota; enjoying the great outdoors with my family. This city girl has always had a "country side". I love farms, farm animals (especially horses) and old stuff! After spending many years in healthcare, I had an opportunity to own my own retail shop...a dream come true! I filled it with a couple of creative vendors and fantastic vintage and antique merchandise, most of it re-imagined from its original design or purpose. Through workshops, I taught many people how to paint their own treasures using the products from the several paint lines I carried in the shop. I greatly enjoyed my life as a shop retailer while raising my 2 daughters. Life soon threw me a curveball and brought me a Texan to love. He wasn't made to survive Minnesota winters, so now I find myself learning to tolerate the heat of Texas summers. I am currently renting space in a large (Texas-sized) antique mall where I continue to sell vintage and antique treasures along with my favorite paint: Fusion Mineral Paint.
Fusion Mineral Paint
Established in 1989, Homestead House Paint Co. began its life as a reproduction furniture manufacturer that found a need to create its own authentic milk paints to replicate beautiful old world finishes. Recognizing a need in the market for these specialty products, we quickly expanded our paint line to offer a variety of other coatings and finishes. These include our 100% Acrylic Exterior & Traditional Oil paints, and our newest product line Fusion™!
Now in its second generation as a family owned business, Homestead remains Canada’s sole independent Milk Paint manufacturer and continues to demonstrate its expertise and ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality non-toxic paints across North America. In recognition of the increasing demand of eco-conscious consumers, and after years of innovation, we are now able to provide premium Zero to low VOC paints and decorative finishes that are second to none in the market.
We provide our customers with only the finest ingredients that address their concerns for the environment without compromising quality, durability or performance. It’s about making the right choices and doing the right thing, from our raw materials sourced locally, to our in house custom made packaging and hand filled products, we support our local economy.
We are very proud of our products and have stood behind them for over 25 years.
Established in 1989, Homestead House Paint Co. began its life as a reproduction furniture manufacturer that created its own authentic milk paints to replicate beautiful old world finishes. Recognizing the need and market for these specialty products, we quickly expanded our paint line to offer a variety of other coatings and finishes. These include our 100% Acrylic Exterior & Traditional Oil paints, and now our newest product line Fusion™!
We have carefully consulted the market, from retailers to end users, and recognized and addressed some of the common issues that you, our valued customers can now benefit from. In many ways, it’s very simple—offer high quality products in practical sizes that have a low environmental impact at fair market prices.
Our newest product line, Fusion™, will afford you true artistic freedom in all your projects! Your success is our success, and we provide a variety of our resources including; excellent workshop guides, superior product knowledge, to high quality online product tutorials and videos, all designed to help you achieve your design and painting goals!
After 25 years of experience in the paint industry, we have refined the best formulation a paint can offer. With excellent adhesion, coverage and durability, at a very competitive price point, you can’t go wrong! Your are bound to see the value in our price and quality.
The Fusion™ Difference
Built in Top Coat ~ Price ~ Quality & Durability ~ Eco Friendly
We’ve done this for you! Fusion has taken us over 10 years to develop, test and refine, and our hard work has truly paid off. Fusion’s results are nothing less than spectacular, providing furniture painters a best-in-class paint that features; an environmentally conscious formulation, zero VOCs, superior durability, easy one-step application and significantly improved strength. Delivering an exceptional matte finish, this 100% acrylic paint requires minimal prep work!
Application: Follow our directions carefully and Fusion can be applied to most previously painted or coated surfaces without priming or significant prep work.
No top coat?:
Fusion is formulated with a built in top coat, the 100% acrylic resin. You do not need to use a top coat for water permanency!
Tip: On a microscopic level, flat or matte finishes have tiny ridges and valleys when the paint dries. Therefore, finger prints and marking can occur. The marks can easily be removed using a damp cloth, however, if you are concerned about dust marks, apply a coat of FUSION Beeswax Finish or FUSION Tough Coat.
Coverage: Excellent coverage! Our Fusion paint offers incredible coverage of 75 sq ft per Pint(500ml). In most cases one coat is all you need. Our coverage is outstanding!
Durability: Once Fusion has cured, it yields a highly durable and a washable finish. If you choose, you can of course achieve a beautiful lustre by adding a Beeswax Finish on top, or the Tough Coat. Fusion is dry to the touch after 2 hours and can accept a re-coat after 4 hours. Cure time with all acrylic paints is 21 days, however, painted surfaces can be used gently after 24 to 48 hours of drying time.
Sheen: Fusion is offered in a gorgeous matte finish. This means an almost zero reflectance value that allows you to achieve a beautiful smooth finish.
Distress: Absolutely! This paint is extremely easy to work with, though we recommend distressing soon after the paint has dried. It is very durable, so achieving the same result is tad more work after it has cured! It is recommended to apply a top coat when you distress because you will break open the surface and a top coat will be necessary to prevent water damage and continued distressing through extensive wear and tear.
Fusion is a truly unique product line that we hope you will both sample and have great success using. We enjoy customer feedback and wish you the best with all of your projects!