Use outdoors or in a well ventilated area such as an open
garage. Use when temperature is between 50-90ºF (10-
32ºC) and humidity is below 85% to ensure proper drying.
Priming is not recommended. Do not use on metal directly
exposed to open flame or in direct contact with food, such
as a grill grate. If using sprays, avoid application in very
windy and dusty conditions. Cover surrounding area to
protect from spray mist.
Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical
contaminants by washing the surface with a commercial
detergent, or other suitable cleaning method. Rinse with
fresh water and allow to thoroughly dry. Remove loose
paint and rust with a wire brush or sandpaper. Previously
coated surfaces must be sound and in good condition.
Smooth, hard, or glossy finishes should be scarified by
sanding to create a surface profile. Removal of old paint
by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or
fumes that contain lead. LEAD IS TOXIC. Contact the
U.S.EPA/Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or
log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Sprays: Shake can vigorously for one minute after the
mixing ball begins to rattle. If mixing ball fails to rattle DO
NOT STRIKE CAN. Contact Rust-Oleum. Shake often
during use. Hold can upright 10-16” from surface and
spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly
overlapping each stroke. Keep the can the same distance
from the surface. Keep the can in motion while spraying.
Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart to avoid
drips and runs. Do not use near open flame.
Brush Goods: Mix thoroughly to ensure any settled
pigment is re-dispersed. Thin material only if necessary
with mineral spirits. For brush or roller application, thin no
more than 5%. Do not thin with gasoline, lacquer thinner,
turpentine, etc. Apply with a good quality brush, nap roller,
or conventional spray gun. A second coat is not
DRY & RECOAT TIMES
Sprays: Dries to touch in 30 minutes and to handle in 1-2
hours. Allow paint to dry for 1 hour before heating.
Product may emit smoke and harmless odor.
Brush Goods: Dry and recoat times are based on 70ºF
and 50% relative humidity. Allow more time at cooler
temperatures. Dries to touch in 2-4 hours, to handle in
5-9 hours, and is fully dry in 24 hours. Allow paint to dry 24
hours before heating. When using the subject surface for
the first time, open windows and provide ventilation as the
new paint finish may emit smoke
Sprays: Clean valve immediately after use by turning can
upside down and depressing spray button for 3-5 seconds
(some paint will be sprayed out, so be careful to not
inadvertently spray yourself or other objects). Clean-up
wet paint with xylene or mineral spirits. Properly discard
empty container. Do not burn or place in home trash
Brush Goods: Clean brush, roller, and other tools with
mineral spirits. Dispose of soiled rags properly.
If the valve clogs, twist and pull off spray tip and rinse in a
solvent such as mineral spirits. Do not insert any object
into can valve opening.