Rated 1.5 out of 5 by 46
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 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 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disgusted Worst purchase ever
Provided a very gritty finish depite following the directions exactly. My bookcase was ruined, and I had to spend a lot more time & money unnecessarily to fix that.
August 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AGJ FOOL NO MORE
I've been using white spray paint for my cottage-look furniture for years upon years. NO PROBLEM! The past few years, in the midst of a project, the paint would sputter and release what made the surface of my piece look like it's been powder-coated. I thought I was getting too old and perhaps my weak fingers were to blame. I kept believing for something better..believing the problem was me and I'll make sure 'next time' I do everything to the letter. I HAVE SAID THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN. Once again I am looking at a ruined piece..and it took more than TWO CANS to do what one should have done. READING THESE REVIEWS is comforting because now I understand it is not me nor how I prep/paint nor the humidity, etc. BUT, it is very frustrating that I cannot go into my neighborhood Home Depot and buy with confidence a product that I used to love. In fact, I did my own quality control test (about 5 years ago) between Rustoleum and Krylon. I declared RUSTOLEUM the winner and posted results on facebook. Well, I'm headed back to facebook with a much different review.
August 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bob bad results
How can they sell this stuff.it came out in a powder and looked bad on my project ! I had to sand it down and start over with good paint. Very unhappy !
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer NOT the performance I'd expect after years of using Rust-Oleum paints. AWFUL waste of time!
Product - Two cans of Rust-Oleum 2X UltraCover in Satin Blossom White (Ambient Temperature)
Medium - Thin Gauge Sheet Metal (Car Fender)
Conditions - 73degrees, very low humidity, still, closed and ventilated garage paint booth
Experience - Years of spray can and professional paint gun steel refinishing
180 Grit Sanding of original finish pentrating clearcoat
Compressed air to blow off sanding residue
Cleaned with KleanStrip Prep-All + 15min dry of cleaning agent
1x Coat: High Zinc Rust Inhibitor
Cleaned with KleanStrip Prep-All + 15min dry of cleaning agent
1x Coat: Filler/Primer
Sanded with 320grit
Cleaned with KleanStrip Prep-All + 25min dry of cleaning agent
Can shaken for 1min, set down for 1min, again shaken for 3mins
Slow to Medium paced sweeping motion from left to right at 12" distance from medium surface
*I stopped 45secs into my first coat due to sporadic and unexpected spattering.
*Cleared the nozzle and wiped away the strangely excessive paint that in less than a minute, collected at the nozzle orifice.
*Shook can again for a minute, continued application for another 25secs then noticed my previous 45sec application had left large, flat finish "crumbs" of dried paint over then entire surface of the medium.
*Brushed "crumbs" away and noticed the "cratering" that they had left across the entire surface area after. Capped the can.
*Performed exactly the same process on a seperate but similarly treated and prepped medium (opposite fender of the car) with second can purchased from the same store at the same time.
Painting conditions: 15mins later than the first attempts SAME environment.
SAME EXACT RESULTS
Also, the paint built up at the can's nozzle looked more like Toothpaste being dispensed than it did paint?!? It honestly resembled a white cream being squeezed out instead of the standard wet, liquid paint.
After allowing an overnight dry time and spending 2hrs the next morning removing this product from the parts I had used it on, I have marked both cans with "BAD" in Red Sharpie and will be returning them to the store and purchasing another product.
GIGANTIC, frustrating waste of time, money, preparation, prep materials and personally has damaged Rust-Oleums previously sterling reputation for quality paint products a person can rely on.
July 2, 2016