Use outdoors or in a well ventilated area such as an open garage. Use 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). 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 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 added corrosion
protection, excellent 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 upright10-16" 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 AND RECOAT
Dry and recoat times are based on 70°F and 50% relative
humidity. Allow more time at cooler temperatures. Dries to
touch in 2-4 hours, to handle in 5-9 hours, and fully dry in
24 hours. Recoat before 1 houror after 48 hours.
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.