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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYgurl Excellent coverage and cost effective,,,
I purchased this paint at first, to use as an undercoat, for my bathroom vanity. I frequently distress items, and was using the black to go under another top coating of white, to then be sanded in areas to look like an aged piece of furniture.
My vanity was in sad shape. Everything was disassembled, and laid out for the process. Two coast of each paint were going to be needed. However, after the first two coats of black on the vanity, I changed my mind about distressing the unit. It looked beautiful on it's own, in this rich looking black that made my vanity stand out, and really look like it was a brand new item in the room. It also looked VERY expensive - something that I was pleasantly surprised by!
The paint was supposed to be flat, but it still had some sheen to it, and in this case I liked it, but I'm not sure how it would be if one was actually trying to achieve a flat finish. It may have been the material that was being painted, or not, I really am not sure - but I figured that I'd at least mention it.
I ended up putting four light coats onto the vanity and finished with two coats of a clear varnish. Normally I would stop at two coats, (it did look fine at this point, however it being a frequently used piece, I wanted to make sure that it had maximum coverage to keep it looking new for as long as possible).
**Wooden Furniture Appliques were also applied with wood glue and also painted, at the same time. These were then, detailed with a product called "Buff & Rub" (available at craft stores and online), in Silver to enhance the piece.
I also used Rust-Oleum Brushed Silver spray paint on my handles, and they also came out looking fantastic!
The finished product ended up costing me under $20.00! And, it looks like I spent a heck of a lot more!
September 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jamest Excellent value
Excellent choice for the money. About half the cost of some "premium" paints. I have used this paint in black and white for outdoor cast metal furniture. To repaint stamped steel outdoor light fixtures and around aluminum windows. Given the proper prep work It preformed well, did not peel and lasted several seasons. The only exception I have noted is the flat finish actually has a little sheen and looks more like a satin finish.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tradesman Rustoleum Black paint
This is an excellent product for sealing steel. The paint goes on thick and is easy to apply with brush or spray. One coat was all it needed. I have used this product now for at least 26 years.
August 28, 2007