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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GeoMan Difficult to apply long time to dry
Like so many of us, I buy products because I recognize the name or I used the brand 20 years ago with good results. Rustoleum is one of those products that I did not research because I thought I knew this product. I was wrong. I have worked with oil based paints before, however I never used one that was so prone to drips and hard to apply with a brush. I pride myself on maintaining my lines with a 2" brush but the way paint collects and binds the bristles forced me to lay down a drop cloth and tape more of the garage's exterior than I thought would be necessary. Once a thin coat was applied a second pass lifted off the paint already laid down, ( I am guilty of not sanding the surface). I kept my cool, cursed a lot, and completed the job which looks way too glossy for a "Satin" finish. After 24 hours I started pulling the masking tape down and discovered the paint had not dried.
Here is what I discovered after the fact:
1) The company recommends thinning with acetone and not gasoline. I used neither.
2) The new formulation that started a few years back, (its suppose to be more "green"), may explain why it sucks.
3) Pours like molasses and becomes very tacky quickly.
4) Be prepared to throw away your brushes.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roof Very good product
This is a very good product. It covers well, but because it's thin, watch for runs. It does take mineral spirits or paint thinner for clean up.
Here's some before and after shots.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by magicbuilder why latex?
If you want your projects to stand the test of time, go enamel! Latex, no matter what you do, will bubble and peak. Enamel will take a bit more time to dry and its not soap and water cleanup but at least you won't have to paint over and over again every six months to a year.
August 23, 2014