Rated 1.5 out of 5 by 50
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chase COMPLETELY DISGUSTED!! THIS IS A TEXTURED PAINT, LIKE STONE PAINT!! BEWARE IF YOU WANT SMOOTH, DO NOT PURCHASE OR WASTE ANY OF YOUR TIME PREPPING
This is the first review I've ever written, normally I just let things go but this time it's a must. I too am a seasoned painter for my career, I purchased 2 cans of the Blossom White Satin to refinish an antique mirror that was passed down to me that I was gifting to my daughter, an extremely detailed round mirror with half moon arches around the border of the mirror, the correct prep work alone for the painting part of this project / gift was very, very time consuming, it took almost 12 hours for it to be perfect to be painted. I was in a well ventilated area with no cross breeze or wind, temperature was roughly 74 degrees when I began to paint with this absurd paint, after shaking can for the recommended 1 minute I began spraying it around 13 inches from the mirror, moving in a back and forth, slightly overlapping fashion as I ALWAYS do when i paint ANY of my work and as I was circling around to my starting point I noticed the rough texture, unsightly splatter, clotted chunks throughout the beaded trim and just absolutely sloppy paint that was now all over and inside ALL of the delicate half moons, arches, flower blossoms / buds and beading. This mirror is huge and extremely detailed. Why I ever decided to switch from my trusted spray paint to this is beyond me... I Hope I can somehow salvage it, not sure about sanding the beading, flower buds and smaller arches but I'm easily looking at an additional 3 days of prep, that I do not have at the moment, Its just so frustrating!! Thinking that all of this could have been easily avoided if they would have recalled this defective, textured stone paint.
July 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WiLDWooDCoLLeCTiF Recently very disappointed!
I use Rustoleum spray paints in my art. I make a living using these paints and consider myself an "expert" spray painter. In the last year, I have experienced what the company calls "dry spray" (or some other term they want to come up with to explain why it's user-error) too many times to count. Pieces of art have been ruined and I have lost money and time having to work around the problem. I had an email exchange with Rustoleum asking the pertinent questions about why this was happening when It didn't happen before a year ago, and I got the run-around. Of course, they said nothing had changed and asked me to let them know the lot #s off the cans. After experiencing this for over a year and purchasing mainly from Home Depot, and other establishments, there's no way it's one lot. And I don't have time for that. I use semi-gloss white and aqua blue in satin...there are the 2 I have the most issue with. I also use colonial red in satin and grey in satin and have some issue with the granite (grey), but never the red. I also use numerous blacks and the matte clear spray. I've never have issue with the black, but have recently started having issue with the clear matte spray. I thought it a pigment issue initially with the others, but Rustoleum blamed user-error. They never offered to reimburse for the cans purchased and wasted. I'm hugely disappointed in the company and quality at this point. It WAS the best spray paint around.
July 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FartGarfunkel Absolute WORST!!!
Never had such a bad experience with spray paint. The orifice literally gives you about a 1.5" round spray pattern. Unless you're painting small hardware or something like that it is useless. There is simply no way to get a desirable finish on furniture with that small of an orifice. Not to mention it takes several times as long. Stopped after the primer and threw the rest in the trash. Switched to Krylon and it was night and day. Don't waste your time or money on this garbage.
September 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bobbbo Complete waste of time
Purchased yesterday; prepared 10 aluminum lawn chairs for touch up. Warm day of about 80 F; sprayed from about 10 inches; after about 4 seconds of normal spray the paint stated clumping up as it left the nozzle. It is totally useless. MY bad for not checking reviews prior to purchasing.
June 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Blindedbythecheapness Extremely poor quality
I've been spray painting for YEARS, so I know how to properly prep and paint. This is the first time I've used Rustoleum 2x and It will be the last.
Runny, thin and 2x coverage? No way! This is very poor quality paint. Rustoleum used to be a brand you could trust. They ruined that reputation with this product. Do yourself a huge favor - buy another brand and avoid this garbage.
September 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gab Do not purchase
I am mad at myself for not reading reviews before I purchased this product.
The paint came out clumpy and when it dried, it feels like sand.
I followed all the directions on the can and the conditions were perfect.
Rust-Oleum have clearly changed something in either the paint, or the can, for this to happen and they are now in denial.
I'd be taking the product off the shelves to restore consumer confidence in the brand.
September 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Cheap/defective product, don't waste your time.
I had the same result as some of the other reviewers: this paint produces a dusty textured finish, not a semi-gloss or smooth finish as indicated on the can. Cleanup is more difficult than other paints I've used, you'll need some kind of solvent, as soap and water won't cut it.
September 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by je Gritty sandpaper finish
I have been spray painting furniture for 30 years and have never had this gritty, sand-like result. I didn't check reviews because I have been using rustoleum my whole life. The blossom white I used was much worse than the black walnut. Will not buy again until this problem is rectified.
August 19, 2016