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1 gal. High Performance Flat Rusty Metal Oil-Based Rust Preventive Primer

  • 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 Rusty Metal Primer 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.
  • 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
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. for your convenience
  • Flat finish
  • Clean brush, roller and other tools with mineral spirits
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • 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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BrandRust-Oleum ProfessionalRust-Oleum ProfessionalRust-Oleum ProfessionalRust-Oleum Professional
Name1 gal. High Performance Flat Rusty Metal Oil-Based Rust Preventive Primer (2-Pack)1 gal. High Performance Flat White Oil-Based Interior/Exterior Metal Primer (2-Pack)1 gal. Red Flat Rust Preventive Primer (Case of 2)1 gal. High Performance Flat Rusty Metal Oil-Based Rust Preventive Primer
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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeRust PreventativeRust PreventativeRust PreventativeRust Preventative
Primer PurposeColor Changing,Rust-ResistantColor Changing,Rust-ResistantColor Changing,Color Changing,Rust-ResistantColor Changing,Rust-Resistant
Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeMetalMetalMetal,MetalMetal
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Brush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesRust PreventativeRust PreventativeRust Preventative,Rust 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
Red / Pink
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
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
Rust Preventative
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Rust Preventative
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Rust-Resistant
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Metal

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Questions & Answers

29Questions17Answers

Can this be applied over existing (old) paint?

Asked by Jaynunya March 4, 2021
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Answers

Yes

can this be used on rusty galvanized corrugated panel

Asked by ea September 27, 2020
2
Answers

Yes

My Structural Engineer recommended a rust inhibitive primer on my partially rusted ibeam in the c...

Asked by DIYLady2020 June 25, 2020
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Answer

Thanks for reaching out. Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Rusty Metal Primer can be applied to a rusted metal ibeam, it is excellent at rust prevention. Rusty Metal Primer does require a top coat, we recommend top coating with any color of Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel Paint. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Professional-1-gal-High-Performance-Protective-Enamel-Gloss-Black-Oil-Based-Interior-Exterior-Paint-242253/202246265 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

Does this do the same thing as a rust converter?

Asked by pj June 10, 2020
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Answers

Good question! Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel Rusty Metal Primer is used to prime heavily rusted metal surfaces prior to applying Rust-Oleum Paints. It is not the same as rust converter, which chemically converts rust. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

Does this need a top coat? I want to use this on a shipping container.

Asked by pj June 10, 2020
1
Answer

Great question! Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel Rusty Metal Primer must be top coated. You can top coat with any Professional color. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

I want to paint a pipe fence that has surface rust only (new fence pipe has been exposed to weath...

Asked by Joseph May 31, 2020
2
Answers

This is a primer. One coat only then paint over with a metal paint. Wire brushing or sanding will be sufficient for basically new metal.

Can I put a water base paint on this product?

Asked by Rere1963 May 7, 2020
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Answers

Happy to help! Yes, Rust-Oleum Professional High-Performance Rusty Metal Primer can be topcoated with a water-based paint. We recommend waiting 3 days before applying a water-based paint over it. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Does this have to be thinned for use with car sprayer?

Asked by rp April 29, 2020
2
Answers

Yes it's pretty thick

Can this be used over a rust converter like corrode all?

Asked by vJ April 26, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for reaching out! Rust-Oleum Professional High Performance Rusty Metal Primer is suitable for use on previously coated surfaces provided the surface is free of oil and loose or flaking rust. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

How cold can it be to still apply? It's about 48deg here and wondering about adhesion in cold temps

Asked by Peter December 21, 2019
2
Answers

Colder temperatures affect drying times. I would wait until your temps are around 60°F.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 63 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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I just painted a 40" x 9'6' metal shipping container with a paint sprayer, covered a dark blue ni...
I just painted a 40" x 9'6' metal shipping container with a paint sprayer, covered a dark blue nicely and dried quickly. Planning on following up with using Rust-Oleum to create a camouflage pattern by mixing various colors. Getting ready to repaint an additional 20' container.
by cobrahouse
1 person found this helpful
This was amazing! The coats when on so well. We welded bare metal for deck railing. After everyth...
This was amazing! The coats when on so well. We welded bare metal for deck railing. After everything was ground down, we followed the prep instruction on the back of the can... two coats and 2 days later, we painted the railing down. My wife has been so happy, I have not been yelled at for days now...
by RGEYE
1 person found this helpful
Covered my blue colored shipping container without any blue bleed through. Dried quickly before t...
Covered my blue colored shipping container without any blue bleed through. Dried quickly before the rain came.
by Happycamper
Goes much further than we expected. And we are doing two coats
Goes much further than we expected. And we are doing two coats
by LewB
Love it but hate the price. For the steel/metal fabrication industry, nothing comes close in com...
Love it but hate the price. For the steel/metal fabrication industry, nothing comes close in comparison.
by Amfab
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by LINDA
We have been using this brand for several years now...
We have been using this brand for several years now on our fencing business and it is high quality primer paint.
by lcgatesandfencing
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Good product and a good price
Good product and a good price
by Brezzz
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