Rust-Oleum® Stops Rust®

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Rust-Oleum® Stops Rust® spray paint and brush-on paint deliver tough protection that defends outdoor objects against the elements. Use it on garden benches, patio tables, chairs and more to update color and help prevent rust and corrosion. 

Stops Rust® spray paint and brush-on paint provides: 
• Rust prevention
• Impact resistance
• Tough, durable finishes

Rust-Oleum® Stops Rust® Oil-based Enamels provides excellent rust prevention when applied directly to metal. They also offer excellent coverage, chip resistance and color retention. For even longer, lasting protection, use a Stops Rust Primer first. Not for use of galvanized steel. 

Ideal Uses: Patio Furniture, Wrought Iron, Wheel Barrows, Mailboxes & Outdoor Light Fixtures.

My Key points for using Stops Rust is to make sure prepping is done properly and the surface is fully clean and dry.

Here the recommendations when using the Stops Rust product:

Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with a commercial detergent or other suitable cleaning method. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and allow to fully dry. All surfaces must be dry at time of application.

Scrape and wire brush or power tool clean to remove loose rust, scale and deteriorated previous coatings.

Use 7769 Rusty Metal Primer for sound rusted or clean metal before application of a finish coat. 7780 White Clean Primer is best for clean metal but may be used on sound rusted metal as well.

PREVIOUSLY COATED: 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.
The Stops Rust Enamels are compatible with most coatings, but a test patch is suggested.

Before using, stir thoroughly to ensure any settled pigment is re-dispersed. If necessary, thin the material with acetone. For brush or roller, thinning is not normally required. For air spray, thin up to 15% with acetone. Do not thin with gasoline, lacquer thinner, turpentine, etc. For airless spray, thinning is not normally required. Apply with a good quality brush, roller or spray gun.

Brush: Use light, even strokes Excessive brushing reduces film thickness and protection.

Roller: A ⅜” nap roller should be used on rough surfaces. Cover approximately one square yard at a time. Roll away from previously coated area and work back to it for a uniform appearance. Use a brush on crevices and sharp edges.

Spray Gun: Follow spray gun directions carefully. Always keep the gun ten to twelve inches from the surface and in motion while spraying.

Dry and recoat times are based on 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity. Allow more time at cooler temperatures. Dries to the touch in 2-4 hours, to handle in 5-9 hours and is fully dry after 24 hours. Recoat after 24 hours. Do not apply Clear Enamel over Stops Rust Bright Coat Finish or Aluminum Finish.

Clean brush and tools with mineral spirits.

Any questions? Head on over to our Ask the Expert: Stops Rust activity... our Rust-Oleum team is ready to jump in and help!