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12 oz. Flat White Clean Metal Primer Spray

  • Great for lightly rusted metals and previously painted metals
  • For indoor and outdoor use, spray covers up to 15 sq. ft.
  • Prevents rust for long-lasting wear
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Product Overview

Create Unique Designs With Superior Protection

Create Unique Designs With Superior Protection

Protective coating offers superior coverage in a variety of colors, textures and sheens for quick completion of any project.

Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paints

Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paints

Stops Rust sprays have been a favorite for almost 100 years regarding durability, corrosion resistance and color retention.

Any Angle Spray With Comfort Tip

Any Angle Spray With Comfort Tip

Any angle spray technology with comfort tip makes it easy to paint hard-to-reach areas, creating beautiful décor indoors and out.

Clean

Clean

Wash surface with soap and water to remove all debris and allow to dry.

Prep

Prep

Remove rust and/or loose paint with a wire brush or sandpaper.

Prime

Prime

Apply two light coats a few minutes apart for increased adhesion and hide. Shake can frequently during use.

Paint

Paint

Apply paint within 1 hour or after 48 hours of priming. Refer to instructions for recommended coats.

Available in gloss, semi-gloss, matte, flat and satin sheens.

Stops Rust Protective Enamels

Protective spray paint stops rust and creates an attractive enamel finish that lasts.

Available in textured, multi-colored textured and metallic textured.

Stops Rust Textured Acrylic

Perfect for painting outdoor metal surfaces. Delivers a high end finish.

Weather resistant paint repels the outdoor elements.

Stops Rust Metallic

Contains real metallic flakes for a brilliant finish that resists rust, corrosion, chipping and more.

Upscale finish can be applied directly over rust for fast refresh or renovation.

Stops Rust Hammered

Dries fast and provides a durable, protective finish that helps hide flaws.

Available in clean and rusty metal primer sprays; recommended for bare metal or wood.

Stops Rust Primers

Offers added benefits such as enhanced adhesion, corrosion resistance and premium hide.

Available in Copper, Dark Bronze, Aluminum, Chrome and Gold metallic sheens.

Stops Rust Bright Coat

Transform ordinary items into dazzling décor with Bright Coat Metallic coatings. Indoor use only.

The Rust-Oleum Stops Rust 12 oz. Clean Metal Spray Primer is designed for use on lightly rusted metals and works great on bare and previously painted metals. This primer can be used both indoors and outdoors and provides coverage for up to 15 sq. ft. To use, apply directly over the rust to provide great adhesion for finishes. The primer dries in approximately 120 minutes.
  • Formula bonds tightly to metal to provide superb adhesion for finishes
  • Applies easily to indoor and outdoor metal, wood, concrete and masonry
  • Dries in approximately 120 minutes
  • Coverage approximately up to 15 sq. ft. depending on surface porosity
  • Stops Rust features a comfort tip with a wider finger pad to reduce fatigue caused by continuous spraying and any-angle spray feature that allows you to spray in any direction, even upside down
  • Superior rust prevention which provides lasting protection and beauty for projects
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • California residents

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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypePrimerPrimerPrimer
Primer PurposeColor Changing,Rust-ResistantRust-ResistantColor Changing
Container Size12 Ounce12 Ounce12 Ounce
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteFlat/Matte
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
12 Ounce

Details

Base Material
Oil Based
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
White
Color/Finish
Clean Metal
Coverage Area (sq. ft)
15
Dry to touch (min.)
120
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Kit
No
Number per Package
1
Paint Key Features
Rust Preventative
Paint Product Form
Aerosol Spray
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Primer
Primer Purpose
Color Changing,Rust-Resistant
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Brick,Concrete,Masonry,Metal,Stone,Wood
Transparency
Solid

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

44Questions14Answers

is this product oil based? I need a good primer to cover water based metal screen door

Asked by Annie April 17, 2021
2
Answers

Happy to help, Annie! Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer Spray is oil-based. For best results, top coat with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Protective Enamel. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-12-oz-Protective-Enamel-Gloss-White-Spray-Paint-7792830/100125235 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 4

My metal entry door that was painted with latex has a a few rust spots . If I light sand the rust...

Asked by diplexer April 10, 2021
1
Answer

We can help! Provided the paint is in good, sound condition, Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer can be applied to both the bare and painted areas. This product can be applied over water-based paints. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

I am planning on using this to prime a guitar for spray paint, can I sand between primer coats?

Asked by We March 8, 2021
1
Answer

Happy to help! When using the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer, if you do sand between coats, you'll need to allow the primer to dry for 48 hrs before continuing. The reason for this is that the product takes 7-10 days to fully cure and if you sand away the dry layer, you'll be left with the wet solvent. If you apply a new coat right away, it'll wrinkle. As long as you have some patience, you're all set! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

How long does the temperature need to stay above 50F when using this primer? For instance, will t...

Asked by SW February 4, 2021
1
Answer

We can help! Lower temperatures can prevent Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer Spray from properly drying. Please keep in mind, this primer has a recoat window of within 1 hour and after 48 hours. If the temperatures drop before recoating, you may need to wait longer than 48 hours before recoating to prevent wrinkling. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Is this recommended for repairs to a chipped/rusted area on a bathtub?

Asked by Scooter January 31, 2021
3
Answers

Hi Scooter, I don’t know how well the spray epoxy would withstand the heat and humidity of the interior of a bathtub. I’ve used it on the exterior of a toilet and it does not come off with typical cleaners. * We used Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile paint on my tub AND surround and it sticks like crazy. (The Tub and Tile paint comes in two separate cans, one is paint and the other hardener, you mix them together just before use. ) I haven’t had any issues with it and it came out beautiful and glass-like. We did two coats and it took two boxes with some left over. * Watch the Rust-Oleum Tub and Tile video and follow the instructions in the package, it’s pretty easy but takes three days to dry. If you do two coats, don’t wait more than an hour between the first and second coat. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Specialty-1-qt-White-Tub-and-Tile-Refinishing-Kit-7860519/202246270

Can this be used on galvanized still pipes (used for decorative purpose, nothing in the pipes)

Asked by thundermaker October 22, 2020
1
Answer

Thanks for reaching out. Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer Spray cannot be applied to galvanized metal. Oil base spray paints are not compatible with the zinc in galvanized metal, they will peel from the surface. First prime the galvanized pipe with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Universal Bonding Primer, you can then top coat with the Rust-Oleum Paint of your choice. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-12-oz-Universal-Bonding-Primer-Spray-6-Pack-285011/205926957 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

Can this be used over a metal cabinet that has previously been painted with chalk paint that is w...

Asked by Jim April 14, 2020
2
Answers

Yes

Can I use this on radiator covers with some bare spots

Asked by Jimbo April 1, 2020
1
Answer

Good question Jimbo! Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer can be applied to non galvanized metal surfaces where the temperature does not exceed 200°F. The surface should be clean from and dirt, debris or contamination, any rust should be removed with a wire brush or sandpaper. Clean Metal Primer does require a topcoat which should be applied within one hour of the primer, or after 48 hours. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

Can i apply waterborne basecoat over the top of this primer?

Asked by Markcap1 June 16, 2019
1
Answer

A water-based finish can be applied of the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer after 3 days. This allows the oil-based finish to dry long enough so that the water-based finish will not cause any concerns. Keep in mind that if you're using another brand, you'll want to consider a small test application to ensure desired results. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

Can i apply waterborne basecoat over the top of this primer?

Asked by Markcap June 16, 2019
1
Answer

A water-based finish can be applied of the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer after 3 days. This allows the oil-based finish to dry long enough so that the water-based finish will not cause any concerns. Keep in mind that if you're using another brand, you'll want to consider a small test application to ensure desired results. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 68 reviews
  • 85% recommend this product
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Bass
Its hard to judge this product, it is probably the most durable primer for metal, however in the wrong hands it can run easily as a few members reported. With that said I had a professional sprayer coat two fenders and a hood and not one drip, so this is the correct product in the right hands. If your not used to spraying and spraying something ( especially vertically) where the finish is of great significance like a car, I wouldn't take on the task yourself, get someone with experience as it is extremely difficult to sand off, which is a good thing. If this is for a mailbox or so, than have at it.
by Bass
2 people found this helpful
This primer worked really great on my wrought iron railings. I striped them down to bare metal wi...
This primer worked really great on my wrought iron railings. I striped them down to bare metal with my angle grinder and sprayed this on the next morning. About 15 mins later I went into two coats of satin Canyon Black paint. Everything bonded really well and I am pleased with the results. I will note when spray painting, you need to cover any area you dont want paint on. I found that especially true with this primer. It 'travelled' further than the black paint. Can has good coverage, thick coat. Both railings took 3 cans/coat.
by SteveVA
2 people found this helpful
Sprayed on nicely and evenly, left a great finish. Top coat adhered well and left a top notch fin...
Sprayed on nicely and evenly, left a great finish. Top coat adhered well and left a top notch finish.
by TERRENCE
3 people found this helpful
Great spray paint
The coverage of the white primer applied well on both bare metal and previous painted prepared surfaces.
by Manny
4 people found this helpful
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by PAUL
The color was perfect...
The color was perfect
by HomeDepotCustomer
Never had the chance to use it because the spray...
Never had the chance to use it because the spray was stuck and messed it up my cabinet knobs.
by pmund
Response from Rust-OleumSupportDec 7, 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience! We want to hear more about your application with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer Spray and try to make things right with you. Please give us a call at (800) 481-4785 to talk further.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
It did not go on smoothly. I had to buy...
It did not go on smoothly. I had to buy another primer.
by RACHEL
Response from Rust-OleumSupportDec 4, 2020
Let's talk through this, Rachel! Uneven gloss levels or streaking can be attributed to a couple of things such as not shaking the can vigorously enough or holding the can too close to the surface while spraying. Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Clean Metal Primer Spray should be held 10 -16" from the surface. Spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Be sure to keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion while spraying. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart to avoid drips and runs. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
Rust-Oleum always does what it says it will. Never...
Rust-Oleum always does what it says it will. Never been disappointed in any Rust-Oleum product.
by ROSE
This works well for me. It may be a...
This works well for me. It may be a few more days before I know how well it blocks the rust but the coverage was good.
by SUSAN
1 person found this helpful
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