“Love this paint! It goes on so smooth and only requires one coat. I don’t remember the last time I painted anything that only needed one coat. It comes out super matte and beautiful! Thanks, MudPaint!”
– Kelsey Holsinger, 5/21/2021
- Where can I find my nearest local retailer?
- How much does one quart of MudPaint cover?
- How many furniture pieces can I expect to paint with 1 quart of paint?
- Do I need to prime the furniture piece first?
- What can I apply MudPaint with?
- How many coats do I need to apply?
- How much drying time should I allow between coats of paint?
- What do you recommend as a clear coat?
- How do I prevent a clear coat or light colored paint from yellowing?
- What causes paint cracking?
- Do you offer free shipping?
- What is your return policy?
- How do I become a Retailer?
- How fast will my order ship?
- What payment forms do you accept?
- Why MudPaint?
- How to store paint?
- Quality Guarantee
Where can I find my nearest local retailer?
Please view our retailer map to find your nearest local retailer.[Back to Top]
How much does one quart of MudPaint cover?
A quart of MudPaint will generally cover about 150 square feet. Surface coverage depends on your painting style.[Back to Top]
How many furniture pieces can I expect to paint with 1 quart of paint?
Depending on the size of the pieces and whether or not the surface was primed, a good estimate would be 2-3 furniture pieces or more from one quart of paint.[Back to Top]
Do I need to prime the furniture piece first?
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. More on our recently published “How To” Flow Chart![Back to Top]
What can I apply MudPaint with?
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.[Back to Top]
How many coats do I need to apply?
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.[Back to Top]
How much drying time should I allow between coats of paint?
We recommend waiting until the first coat of paint is fully dry before painting a 2nd coat – usually 3+ hours, depending on humidity in your area. After the 2nd coat of paint, we recommend waiting 24 hours before applying furniture wax.[Back to Top]
What do you recommend as a clear coat?
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“.[Back to Top]
How do I prevent a clear coat or light colored paint from yellowing?
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.[Back to Top]
What causes paint cracking?
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.[Back to Top]
Do you offer free shipping?
MudPaint is proud to support shopping local. We strive to encourage local shopping whenever possible – our retailers are knowledgeable, informed and can help you pick the right color and brushes. So, to avoid shipping costs, check our map to find a retailer in your area.[Back to Top]
What is your return policy?
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.[Back to Top]
How Do I Become a Retailer?
To apply to become a retailer and join our team, complete the Retailer Application.
- Not located in close proximity to an existing retailer.
- 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 are THAT confident in the quality of MudPaint! We also work with you on shipping and we have a maximum shipping cost for retailers per order.[Back to Top]
How fast will my order ship?
In most cases, all orders will ship within 1-2 days of placing your order. In the rare instance of any damage during shipment, we will work with you and our shipping provider(s) to submit any claims. Neither MudPaint, nor it’s shipping providers, shall be responsible for the theft of any shipped products which are correctly delivered.[Back to Top]
What payment forms do you accept?
We use PayPal to securely process online payments and Credit Card transactions. We may adopt Google Pay, Apple Pay and Venmo in future.[Back to Top]
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![Back to Top]
How should I store MudPaint?
- If thinning, pour the paint into a container and then add water.
- Pour the paint needed into a container and use a clean brush.
- If the paint is going to be stored for awhile, it can help to lay a piece of plastic wrap on top of the remaining paint down in the can. Then place the lid on tightly with a rubber mallet.
- Store the paint upside down in temperatures 55 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
More Frequently asked Questions…or do you have another question?[Back to Top]
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!