Fort York Red
February Color of the Month
Love is in the air, and what better way to express it than with February’s color of the month, Fort York Red! This fire-engine red is a bold way to make a statement with that garage sale find from last summer – you know, the one that’s been begging for a coat of paint for months!
Furniture and accessories painted with Fort York Red can easily bring some excitement to the room they occupy. It’s best to pair these pieces with neutral colors if you really want to make it pop. You could also create an impressive look by using it beneath Coal Black or Ash, and then distressing the edges with sandpaper. This will accentuate the lines of the piece and bring out a beautiful burst of color.
From the smallest candlestick to the largest armoire, using Fort York Red is a great way to have a DIY piece become a conversation-starter.
The Professional Paint for the Everyday DIYer
Like all Fusion paints, Fort York Red delivers spectacular results. This gives furniture painters a best-in-class paint with an environmentally conscious formulation. It also has zero VOCs and superior durability. Its one-step application and improved strength makes it suited for your toughest projects.
Fort York Red is available in two sizes – pints and testers. Each pint is able to cover 75 square feet of material (see the photo for an example of all the pieces you can paint with just one pint of Fusion). A Fusion Mineral Paint tester is 1.25 ounces, and this is enough to finish many smaller projects, such as picture frames and/or candlesticks. Fusion Mineral Paint has more than 50 gorgeous colors to choose from, but you can purchase your very own pint or tester of Fort York Red here. (Be sure to check out the full list of our available Fusion Paint colors in our online shop.)
Get the Perfect Shade with Fort York Red
Fort York Red is a bold tone that stands out against any background, but if you need something a little different, you can combine this color with other Fusion Mineral Paint colors in order to create a wide and varied palette. The sky is the limit!
Do you have projects that call for a soft touch of pink? You can mix Fort York Red with Picket Fence, Limestone, or Buttermilk Cream to get that perfect shade. The above color circles show you the many variations on this theme and the formulas to develop these shades. Perhaps you’re looking for unique notes of blue, purple, brick red, or even brown? Combine Liberty Blue, Champness, or Chocolate with Fort York Red and you can develop these tones, too. Just let the formulas on the bottom color strip be your guide. Happy painting!
Painting with Fort York Red
Watch the video here to see a small rocking chair come to life by being painted with Fusion’s Fort York Red. This paint has such a great finish that I’ve never had to paint more than two coats on any piece. It’s great for a that really vibrant, barn- or lipstick-red color. Be sure to use the correct brush for the job though – it makes all the difference. Check out the available painting tools in our online shop; we have both regular brushes and cling on brushes!
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Perfect Projects for Fort York Red
Find Your Inspiration with this Brilliant Tone!
Fusion’s Fort York Red is ideal for both professional and home furniture painters. I recommend using this paint when you feel the need for a bold splash of color, and it can be used on all projects, both big and small. If you have a project you’ve been putting off, the photos below might offer some inspiration! These are all pieces that others have painted with Fusion’s Fort York Red – as you can see, this gorgeous paint brings life to all types of furniture.
If you’re someone who likes to go bold, Fort York Red is definitely your shade. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss one of your DIY projects, give me a call at 810-344-8084. If you’re local, feel free to stop into the store during open hours – we’re located at 4800 Saginaw Street in Flint!