So What is in the kits?

PAINT 
THIS CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS WHICH NEEDS MIXING TOGETHER IN THE SUPPLIED Paint CAN

INSTRUCTIONS 
THESE ARE ON YOUR CAN LABEL 

SPRAY BOTTLE & TRIGGER SPRAYER 
THIS IS FOR YOUR ACTIVATOR

ACTIVATOR 
THIS IS FOR ACTIVATING THE RUST AND NEEDS TO BE MIXED WITH WATER
What tools will i need?

PPE 
As with any paint - Gloves, Mask & Old Overalls

Option 1 - Paint Roller
4 Inch solvent safe roller & tray - this is our go to method as it requires minimal masking & effort

Option 2 - HVLP Spray Gun
The paint can be applied with a 1.4mm+ spray gun - we use only cheap guns, as you don't need a 'gun finish'

Option 3 - paint brush
This can be used for hard to get areas or small patches - bigger surfaces use one of the above options

Green Scotch Pads - For Activation & Surface Prep
how does our paint compare?

how does our paint compare to others on the market 
Our product was originally launched in 2014 when nobody had even heard of a 'rusty paint'
After years of hard work our product became widely known, and this is where 'competitors' came in.
We are the original makers, and have years of product Research and development invested.
Our products are flexible, hard wearing, require NO primers or 'sealing coats' and can be applied to practically any surface.
Ironically, our products will protect any bare steel they are painted on from future corrosion.
None of these so-called competitors can offer this!
A Guide for masking & preparing wheels for painting

This is a quick guide for masking a tyre and valve if you are looking to paint and have these still fitted

It can be done one of two ways,

One way is with masking tape - there is a right and wrong way of doing this.

The other is a very fast 'hack' way using polythene dust sheets.

We also cover keying and degreasing methods.
A GUIDe FOR Surface PrepAration

THIS IS A QUICK GUIDE TO SHOW HOW TO prepare your surface ready for applying the paint.

The paint requires minimal prep and this method is universal to most surfaces.

THIS IS ALL EXPLAINED IN THE VIDEO
A GUIDE FOR APPLYING PAINT WITH A HVLP SPRAY GUN

THIS IS A QUICK GUIDE TO SHOW HOW TO APPLY THE PAINT WITH A SPRAY GUN.

WE ALWAYS USE A CHEAP HVLP GUN WITH A 1.4+ NEEDLE.

THE ONLY TRICK WITH SPRAYING IS NO THINNING, JUST INCREASE THE AIR PRESSURE AND KEEP THE SPRAY GUN AGITATED LIKE YOU WOULD IF APPLYNG A FLAKE OR METALLIC.

THIS IS ALL EXPLAINED IN THE VIDEO
A guide for applying paint with a roller 

THIS IS A QUICK GUIDE FOR applying the paint with a roller And how to create a natural looking patina.

This is our preferred method as there is a lot less mess and masking required

THIS IS ALL EXPLAINED IN THE VIDEO
A GUIDE FOR APPLYING A colour over Rustypaint

THIS IS A QUICK GUIDE FOR APPLYING a colour over the top of rustypaint and creating a break through nATURAL LOOKING PATINA.
You can get an extremely authentic finish on your vehicle or project with good planning - This video simply shows the break through effect, and not where to authentically add the rust - as this is down to personal choice & planning.

THIS IS ALL EXPLAINED IN THE VIDEO
A GUIDE FOR Weathering stripes & blocks of colour
THIS IS A QUICK GUIDE TO SHOW HOW TO create a patina stripe, or block of colour

We use rustypaint behind our stripe, for a break through rust finish

We also show how to sand to get that patina look

THIS IS ALL EXPLAINED IN THE VIDEO
A GUIde for Signwriting using our stencils

THIS IS A QUICK GUIDE TO SHOW you how to apply and use our stencils for retro sign wiritng projects.
Stencils can be custom made and purchased from us directly, to create that epic bespoke painted signage.

THIS IS ALL EXPLAINED IN THE VIDEO
A GUIDe FOR Activating our paint

THIS IS A QUICK GUIDE TO SHOW HOW easy the paint is activated, along with a time lapse.

WE supply the activator powder and a spray bottle for the final activation stage of the project.

THIS IS ALL EXPLAINED IN THE VIDEO

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rusty Paint?

Rusty Paint is an imported anti-corrosive flexible paint, which contains a special triple mix of fine metal fragments enclosed within a specialist solution. This paint is applied by a roller, paintbrush or spray gun and left to dry. Once cured the top surface is sanded to expose the specialist fragments, which when exposed to the elements, create real rust. The rusting process however can be sped up significantly by applying our special rust accelerator. The product can be layered and applied in a textured format to achieve a desired finished result. 

How much do I need?

All our paint kits have coverage of 5sqm per litre. A small hatchback car can be painted in 2ltrs, and a van sized vehicle in 3-4ltrs.

What does it look like when compared to bare metal rust?

We get people mistakenly thinking our paint looks different to natural bare metal rust, however our paint really rusts on the exposed surface, thus making it look no different to bare metal rust!

Surface preparation?

All surfaces require a quick 'roughing up' with some sandpaper followed by a degrease with either a panel wipe, or warm soapy water.

Is there any maintenance?

No - Our paint requires no sealants, clear coats etc, and can be washed as per any normal paint (jetwash, etc).

Can it be clear coated over?

Yes - We have had many customers use varnishes and automotive clear coats on their projects.

Is it just a paint with metal iron in?

No - Firstly iron filings would not work if being added to a standard paint, due to standard paint not being able to suspend the metal due to the differences in weight. If iron was simply added to standard paint, you would have great difficulties applying the product to a surface (as it wouldn't pass through a spray gun, and would clump on a  brush / roller). There would also be potential of the iron rusting within the paint itself, prior to any application, thus making it unusable! Our paint has 3 types of particles within it, specially designed to work with a modified specialist paint, mixed with two other products. 

What can i rust?

You can rust anything which is clean, free from any grease or silicone based products, and scuffed / keyed. Things we have rusted include wood, plastic, metal, painted surfaces, primed surfaces, trainers, glass, mirrors, etc. It's more a case of what can't you rust!!?? We only advise you to test the product on your item prior to committing to a full coat!

Is It Flexible? 

Yes, all of our kits are extremely flexible, unlike some other sellers which are selling spray can paints, or resin based kits which sadly, are not flexible at all!! Please see the above videos for a comparison!

Why has it not rusted?

This is not really a frequently asked question, but from time to time we do have the odd person which may be struggling to follow the instructional steps. The ONLY reasons which would prevent the product from rusting would be mixing, sanding or degreasing. The product requires thorough stirring before and after adding hardener as per label instructions as there are a lot of ingredients in our paint which can settle at the bottom of the can. Secondly the sanding needs to be done as per the above videos, the videos will help explain what you are looking for with regards to 'colour change' 'specs' and 'sheen'. Finally, if the project hasn't been fully cleaned and degreased after the final sanding, any left over sanding dust will prevent the rusting process (due to the paint having the anti corrosive protection properties). All the above problems (apart from the initial mixing), can be rectified simply by revisiting the simple instructional steps.

Patina painting a Fibreglass Hotrod Shell

Video guide from start to finish! - This is an OLD video guide,  so the paint activation and sanding in these videos are no longer applicable - However it is nice to see where we started all those years back!

Product Data Sheet & Health & Safety Sheet (PDF)

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Replacement Instructions (PDF)

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OUR PRODUCTS ARE FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. THE INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS PRODUCT OR WEBSITE IS FOR GUIDANCE ONLY. ANY PERSON USING THE PRODUCT WITHOUT FIRST MAKING FURTHER ENQUIRIES AS TO THE STABILITY OF THE PRODUCT FOR THE INTENDED PURPOSE DOES SO AT HIS OWN RISK. WE CAN ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (OTHER THAN DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE) ARISING OUT OF SUCH USE. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR PRODUCT LABEL IS LIABLE TO MODIFICATION FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE LIGHT OF OUR EXPERIENCE AND OUR POLICY OF CONTINUOUS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. DRYING TIMES QUOTED ARE AVERAGE TIMES AT 20┬░C. FILM THICKNESS, HUMIDITY AND SHOP TEMPERATURE CAN ALL AFFECT DRYING TIMES. HARDENERS DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO SET, SO SHOULD BE USED EXPEDITIOUSLY. WE ADVISE TO TEST A SMALL AREA PRIOR TO FULL COVERAGE AND WEAR APPROPRIATE PPE AT ALL TIMES (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT). SUCH AS RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT, OVERALLS, GLOVES AND GOGGLES. COSHH & DATA SHEETS ARE READILY AVAILABLE UPON OUR WEBSITE - IF YOU REQUIRE A PRINTED VERSION OF THESE, PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO PLACING AN ORDER. THIS INFORMATION IS TO BE FULLY READ AND UNDERSTOOD PRIOR TO OPENING OUR PRODUCTS. PLEASE USE APPROPRIATE PPE AT ALL TIMES. AS WITH ANY PAINT, PLEASE DO SO IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA, OR USING AN APPROPRIATE AIRFED / CARBON MASK, ALONG WITH ALL OTHER FORMS OF SAFETY CLOTHING (GLOVES, GOGGLES, PAINTING CLOTHING ETC) PRODUCTS CONTAIN ISOCYANATES

Rolling image of our truck - Taken by Mark Allen @m.a.rigphotography (insta)