Use outdoors or in a well ventilated area such as an open garage. Apply
when temperature is between 50-90°F (10-32°C) and humidity is below 65% to ensure proper drying.
Do not apply to surfaces, when heated, exceed 200°F(93°C). 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.
If you scrape, sand or remove old paint from any surface, you may release lead paint dust. LEAD IS TOXIC.
EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE; ESPECIALLY IN
CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH approved respirator
to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to
protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to
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 Primer
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.
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 10 minutes and fully dry in 24 hours. Recoat at any time.
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.