and humidity is below 85% to ensure proper drying. Do not
apply to surfaces, when heated, exceed 200°F (93°C). Do not
apply to galvanized steel. Avoid spraying 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. WARNING! If you scrape, sand,
or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC.
Contact the U.S.EPA/Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD
or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Use of a Rust-Oleum primer provides superior adhesion and
hiding and is especially recommended for bare wood and metal.
The following primers are recommended.
Rusty Metal Primer
Clean Metal Primer
Light Gray Auto Primer
Red Auto Primer
Dark Gray Auto Prime
Shake can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball
begins to rattle. Shake often during use. Hold can upright
10-12" 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.
DRY & RECOAT
Dry and recoat times are based on 70°F and 50% relative
humidity. Allow more time at cooler temperatures. Dries to
touch in 15 minutes and fully dry in 24 hours. Recoat at any
Wipe off tip before storing. Clean-up wet paint with xylene or
mineral spirits. Properly discard empty container. Do not burn
or place in home trash compactor.
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.