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1 gal. High Performance Flat Rusty Metal Oil-Based Rust Preventive Primer (2-Pack)

  • Transforms heavily rusted metal surfaces into a paintable surface
  • Primer bonds to rust for industrial strength protection/adhesion
  • High performance primer offers superior top coat adhesion
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Product Overview

Rust-Oleum Professional 1 gal. Rusty Metal Flat Rust Preventive Primer (Case of 2) is ideal for metal surfaces in heavy-duty and commercial environments. Apply for superior coverage and hiding. Adds an additional layer of corrosion protection against the elements.
  • Apply directly over bare, lightly rusted or previously painted metal to ensure ultimate durability
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. for your convenience
  • Flat finish
  • Rust-Oleum Professional primers provide twice the protection of enamels alone
  • Apply for superior coverage, hiding and corrosion protection
  • Dries to the touch in as little as 2 hours
  • Clean brush, roller and other tools with mineral spirits
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeRust PreventativeRust PreventativeRust PreventativeRust Preventative
Primer PurposeColor Changing,Rust-ResistantColor Changing,Rust-ResistantColor Changing,Rust-ResistantColor Changing,Rust-Resistant
Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeMetalMetalMetalMetal
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesRust PreventativeRust PreventativeRust PreventativeRust Preventative
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Oil Based
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Reds / Pinks
Color/Finish
Rusty Metal
Dry to touch (min.)
120 min
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Number of coats recommended
2
Number per Package
2
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
Rust Preventative
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Rust Preventative
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Rust-Resistant
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Metal

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Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers

25Questions15Answers

Is this primer as good as epoxy-based?

Asked by Duke January 10, 2021
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Answers

Happy to help Duke! Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel Rusty Metal Primer transforms heavily-rusted metal into a paintable surface. Rusty Metal Primer is an alkyd primer that bonds tightly to rust and forms a surface top coats can adhere to, with no need for additional top coats or touch-ups. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

I have exterior metal bars on my windows and doors at my house in Baja that are extremely rusted....

Asked by Cindylu May 10, 2020
1
Answer

Thanks for reaching out Cindy! If you are going to sand the metal bars to remove all the loose rust and paint, priming with Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel Rusty Metal Primer would be the best choice. After priming you can then top coat with the Rust-Oleum Professional color of your choice. Black is available in our Professional line in gloss, semi-gloss and flat finishes. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

What is the sq ft coverage per gallon?

Asked by Sam April 30, 2020
1
Answer

We appreciate the reach, Sam! The Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Rusty Metal Primer will get around 230-390 sq ft per gallon. We hope this helps! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

What is best exterior primer for a shipping container with light surface rust? What is best paint...

Asked by greg April 9, 2020
1
Answer

Happy to help, Greg! Rust-Oleum Professional High-Performance Rusty Metal Primer is great for rusted metal surfaces. Rust-Oleum Professional High-Performance Enamel Paint is great for bare and clean metal surfaces, it can also be used over the Rusty Metal Primer as well. https://www.homedepot.com/s/rust%2520oleum%2520professional%2520protective%2520enamel?NCNI-5 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

AT WHAT TEMPERATURES CAN THIS BE USES? WHAT TEMPERATURE FOR TOP-COAT? AND WHAT IS TIME FRAME FOR...

Asked by CHRIS November 12, 2019
1
Answer

Great question Chris! Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Rusty Metal Primer should only be applied when air and surface temperatures are between 32° - 90°F and humidity is below 85% to ensure proper drying. This same temperature range applies to all Rust-Oleum Professional coatings. Rusty Metal Primer can be top coated after 24 hours, allow for more time at cooler temperatures. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

I have a 20 year old galvanized barn roof. In some places the roof is very rusty and in other pla...

Asked by Torchy October 10, 2019
1
Answer

You've come to the right place for help! Since Rust-Oleum Professional High-Performance Rusty Metal Primer is oil-based, it will not fully adhere to galvanized surfaces. Instead, we recommend priming with a water-based primer, such as Rust-Oleum Professional Aluminum Primer instead. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Professional-1-gal-Flat-Gray-Water-Based-Interior-Exterior-Aluminum-Primer-2-Pack-8781402/204781901 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Can this be painted over semi-painted metal surfaces?

Asked by martinraya656 August 10, 2019
2
Answers

We appreciate your interest, Martin! While Rust-Oleum Professional High-Performance Rusty Metal Primer is intended for use on rusted metal surfaces, it can be used on previously coated surfaces if desired. You will want to ensure any loose paint is removed, and that the surface is clean and dry at the time of application. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Can this product be top coated with a latex paint?

Asked by James April 20, 2019
1
Answer

We can help you, James. Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Rusty Metal Primer can be topcoated with latex paint, but you'll need to allow the primer to completely dry first for 5 to 7 days. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

It says this product can be sprayed. What kind of sprayer, pressure and tip?

Asked by Ken February 6, 2019
3
Answers

yes it sprays very well. I use a H/F 2qt pressure pot with standard spray gun that came with unit. About 50psi on spray air and 10psi on pot. it's not for automotive quality finishes but after primer dries it can be sanded w/220 sand paper for a smooth finish then top coat. This is not a finial finish on steel only a base primer. always clean loose rust and degrease before priming as stated on instructions. you could use a siphon type spray gun but may have to thin a little. Always follow instructions for proper thinning. Some paints do not recommend thinning

How many square feet does a gallon cover?

Asked by Lali September 13, 2018
2
Answers

Good question, Lali. Each gallon or Rust-Oleum Professional Rusty Metal Primer will cover up to 400 square feet. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 26 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer is my go to for...
Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer is my go to for metal building painting. It is easy to spray and clean up. This time it was getting some Connex boxes ready for a top coat. It covers well and sets the basis for a good looking final job.
by HomeDepotCustomer
This is not a gray primer but rust colored which better hides rust on a prepared surface. It is ...
This is not a gray primer but rust colored which better hides rust on a prepared surface. It is a one coat covers product that was easy to roll on the metal roofing I was preparing .
by Palladin
Covered the rust in the first coat...
Covered the rust in the first coat
by Dwayne
Excellent coverage. Good flowability. Applied with brush and most brush marks smoothed out leavin...
Excellent coverage. Good flowability. Applied with brush and most brush marks smoothed out leaving a nice finish. Fast drying, topcoat application in less than 1 hour. Definitely a good buy.
by Willy
Great Stuff
Great Stuff
by tc
5 Star Review
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by Josh
great cover worked great with spray gun ...
great cover worked great with spray gun
by ruben
1 person found this helpful
Worked as expected....
Worked as expected.
by Randy
we use it to primer all are Steel works well
we use it to primer all are Steel works well
by Shop
works and covers well.
works and covers well.
by ARose
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