This is a great product! I love the gloss, the color and the hammered look. I also bought the spray attachment that clips around the top of the can. It covers perfectly with no runs. Follow the directions exactly and you will have a great looking glossy paint job. Now the ultimate test! Surviving a chicago winter with all the salt and freezing rain. Ill keep you posted!
As a painting contractor I almost always use SW. I had a customer insist on BEHR. This ceiling paint would not cover even with two coats. I had to put 2 coats of SW over it. I will never use BEHR again I can't risk my companies reputation using bad products.
I see by many of the reviews that the ones that are having the most trouble haven't done this kind of painting much. First EXCEPT for doing texture work I won't paint for any reason as I hate it. With that said over the years I have used many brands of "POPCORN" type finish and they are all harder to apply than regular paint or lighter (milder, finer, more delicate) texture finishes. I use a medium roller of decent quality and LOAD it with a little compatible ceiling paint as that way you are not trying to "FORCE" the particles throughout the roller. Let it get a bit tacky then fill your tray with small batches to prevent the texture from drying out. You will still have to stroke the roller back and forth a bit to load it but it should be easier and quicker. Work small areas to apply the main texture and overlap slightly to keep it evenly applied. Now be extra careful with the last bit of paint in the tray as you work awhile it will begin to thicken then it will glop and go on thick and patchy. Thin it with a splash of compatible ceiling paint The bad news is it is a somewhat tedious time consuming job. If you want easier then settle for a lighter texture finish.
Repainted our entire old Spanish style white stucco house with this-went on well, looks really great in the bright flat white and it seems to touch up well where we have had to later do some wall repair work. (Should have purchased in the larger 5 gal. sizes to save money but didn't want to wrestle with the large buckets, so we used many of the 1 gal. size.) Very pleased with the product!
I purchase this product after looking around at both paint stores and other big box competitors. I repainted my 8 year old stucco with horrible stains from mud splashing on my exterior walls. I was concerned about not using a primer to cover the stains but this pain covered them all with 1 coat. Use 1 1/4 nap and go to town. Very pleased!
I used this product for my water fall in the back yard, sealed the concrete and rocks. two coats will hold water
Paint does not dry as promised. Painted my porch floor on a beautiful 70 degree day with nice, dry breezes blowing. The weather continued that way for 72 hours. Porch floor continues to be tacky even with 2 additional days to dry-- a total of 5 days!
The bottom line: DO NOT use this product if you are looking for a genuinely flat finish; use the Behr "Premium PLUS Flat" instead. CU calls this product "Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat Enamel." The name is very deceptive, though certainly unintentionally so. It appears that the product is an "ultra flat" paint, but the word "ultra" is a product-line designation, not a description of the sheen. This product is "flat" only in comparison with the paints within the Behr enamel products. The actual sheen is "eggshell" or even "satin" when compared with most any other paint, including Behr's other products (as I recently paid $10,000 to discover). The company would do its customers a great service by using sheen designations that apply across all of its products, not just within a single product line. "Flat" should not be a term of variable meaning within a single brand.
I had bought some anodized bronze switch plates on a closeout, and wanted to continue the look on the electrical outlet plates, but they can be expensive, and they didn't have enough, so I used this spray paint to paint the electrical plates, with a good result, and saved a ton of money! I also wanted to match the floor registers, so, I removed them and spray painted them too. I had been eyeing anodized bronze registers for a long time in a restoration catalog, well, I have them now! If you are good at spray painting, you have a steady hand, and use several light coats, and spray on a calm day, your result will be good, so a lot of the end result will depend on your skills.
Hammered bronze The color off the finish resembles more of gray tones than bronze hues imo. The coverage and value are there but the color is a miss for me. 3 stars.
nice even coverage & shine. long dry time - 24 hours to cure properly (i tried to hurry it up & ruined the finish. i had to sand surface & start over.). don't rush it; it's worth the wait! did it as instructed 2nd time around, & had beautiful results!
Seeing a number of bad reviews I had to throw my two cents in.. This is a specialised product but if you take the time to learn how to work it it does a great job. Any texture work is messy but this stuff is easy cleanup.. I really like this product its done exactly what I wanted better then I expected.
When I built my deck about ten years ago I used copper pipe in the railings to give it a unique look. Unfortunately, no matter what type of polyurethane or varnish I used I could not keep the copper looking shiny. It always changed to a less attractive "dark penny" color. Then I discovered this paint, and though it seems strange to paint copper pipe to look like copper, I gave it a shot. It looks great. I just wiped the pipe down with solvent and then applied two coats. After a couple of months of baking in the sun and getting rained on the pipes still look great. The paint has a slight gloss to it when dry and I like the hammered look.
I used this paint yesterday. I pressure washed the brick clean the day before yesterday. Then used an airless sprayer to apply this paint yesterday. It went on quick, easy and looks amazing. This paint is the bomb.com!!!
Absolute junk. I did porch 2 years in a row and it peeled bot times. Do not use.
I agree with other recent reviews. This paint is very poor performing. The pigments have been changed to offer lower VOC. The result is terrible 3 coat coverage. Very streaky poor coverage. The color looks different than the same I bought last year also. Probably the worst paint I have ever used.
I bought this product to repaint a project I had started with a cheaper paint. This product went on evenly, didn't sputter or clog, dried quickly and uniformly and covered in a single coat. Professional results, worth every penny.
i have tried lots of spray paint but there is few i wold recomend.rustoleum is the best i know of it works on every thing i need it for like plastic metal wood and many more. any one who trys any thing els should just spend the extra and get rustoleum .i know its 5$ a can but it last longer and they have a better veriarty so thats my opion but if u know of a better 1 tell us.
Sooo much better then the less expensive sprays. Sprays on evenly, and dries to a heavy, smooth finish, that will last. You don't have to use as many coats as other brands.
The most recent one I've used was Chestnut Brown. It works more effectively than any other spray paint I've used. I had 3 white book cases and with one coat of the Satin Rust-Oleum they look brand new and beautifulT The Home Depot Web site has allowed me to check on other colors of this paint, and helped me to avoid having to shop anywhere else for my home updates. Love the ease of using the paints and the web site! Thank you Rust-Oleum and Home Depot!
I bough this paint for a register in a slate tiled bathroom. I was curious to see how it would hold up and I am very satisfied. The paint is hard and has not showed any signs of distress. I am also amazed how consistent the texture is. It looks like it powder coated it. Worth every penny.
I have painted the entire basement concrete floor with this paint and it could'nt have gone on easier or covered better 2 coats and it was perfect. My basement is dry to begin with so the painting went well. It sealed the floor and gave it a warm useable feel. I shouldn't have waited 30 years to do it.
I use Rustoleum "Machine Gray" mostly for restoring WWII military radios. The formula provides a VERY durable and beautiful finish. Almost reminds me of the good old days, when industrial paint had lead in it, and was very durable. The only problem I had, was that applying another touch-up coat over already dried paint causes wrinkling of the base coat. I couldn't find a way around this.