Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are frequently asked questions we receive about MudPaint. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please contact us for more information.

Please view our retailer map to find your nearest local retailer.

A quart of MudPaint will generally cover about 150 square feet.  Surface coverage depends on your painting style.

Depending on the size of the pieces and whether or not the surface was primed, a good estimate would be 2-5 furniture pieces or more from one quart of paint.

It depends on the surface of the furniture piece. For most furniture surfaces that have been thoroughly cleaned and lightly sanded, you will not need a coat of primer. However if the surface is slick, shiny or smooth, you may want to prime the surface before you paint it to ensure that the paint adheres well. If you do need to prime, MudPaint is compatible with water based primers, cover stain and KILZ. We do not recommend BIN Shellac Primer with MudPaint.

You can apply MudPaint with a brush, roller or even a paint sprayer (thin with water first). If brushing, we recommend a high-quality, natural-bristle brush to achieve the best finish.


Most users report that only one coat is needed for an even finish. You can always do an extra coat for durability or a coat of clear coat if you would like!

We recommend waiting until the first coat of paint is fully dry before painting a 2nd coat.  After the 2nd coat of paint, we recommend waiting 24 hours before applying furniture wax.

MudPaint is compatible with any water based clear coat or wax.  However, we have tested many different types of finishes, waxes and clear coats and have decided to go with a clear coat that has a vintage, matte finish. Our testing showed that furniture wax doesn’t hold up well on pieces that get a lot of wear like dining tables and other heavily used surfaces.  Wax also doesn’t hold up well to standard cleaning chemicals.  Our clear coat finish not only holds up to wiping, cleaning chemicals and general wear, but it doesn’t show marks and spills as easily.  It also maintains a nice sheen. Our finish coat is durable enough to use on kitchen tables and cabinets as well.

For more on finishing techniques, please visit our article, “How to Finish Wood Furniture

Yellowing can occur from the stain and dyes in the previous finish bleeding through.  Properly preparing the piece, priming, and/or a darker color paint most often will correct bleed through.

There are a number of reasons why paint will crack.  Poor surface preparation, paint drying too fast, applying a second or third coat of paint before the previous coat dries completely, applying paint too thick, and over-spreading paint.

MudPaint is proud to support shopping local.  To avoid shipping costs, check our map to find a retailer in your area.  If you are located within the continental U.S. with no retailer within 60 miles of you, please contact us for a free shipping code on orders over $50.

We are so confident you will love MudPaint, we offer a 30 Day Return Policy.  If for ANY reason you are unsatisfied with MudPaint, please return the unused portion of the paint to us, explain the reason for the request for a refund and we will happily refund 100% of the cost of the paint to you.

To apply to become a retailer and join our team, complete the Retailer Application.


  1. Not located in close proximity to an existing retailer.
  2. In order to maintain your territory, you must actively order.

There is no minimum order requirement, no contract, no minimum level of stock requirement, you are able to carry other paint brands, and you can be set up quickly enough to make your first order within the next 24 hours.  We also do not offer free shipping or promotions online to not compete with you and we have a maximum shipping cost for retailers per order.

Yes. Please see our Canadian retailers listed below. If you are interested in becoming a retailer in Canada, please contact us today.

Laura Rohs
Dodsland, Saskatchewan, S0L 0V0
Phone 1(306) 821-3867

Windsor, Ontario N8R 1S4
Phone (519) 300-1656

Design & Babioles
495 rue labelle
St-Jérôme Quebec J7Z5L8

Julie Lavoie
Québec, QC G1T1X5

Orders normally ship within 24-48 business hours depending on the time of day that your order is placed.  All orders ship out of Hurricane, UT.

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MudPaint has great adhesion, great coverage, and a smooth finish. It contains low VOCs and is suitable for use indoors. MudPaint is water based and is easy to clean up with soap and warm water. It’s ease of use and durability make it perfect for all users. With MudPaint, anyone who wants to paint, can!

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Quality Guarantee

We, at MudPaint, have sought to create an overall better furniture paint than any other furniture paint on the market.  If you should ever have any issues or concerns with any MudPaint product, please do not hesitate to contact us right away.