Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS

From general questions about painting and staining, to specific questions about Rust-Oleum products, let us help you answer common questions about surfaces and coatings.

  • 10X Advanced

    Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer FAQs

    1. Is the new Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer replacing the first generation of Restore 10X?
    2. What enhancements have been made to the Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer?
    3. Will Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer still fill voids in the concrete?
    4. Does Rust-Oleum Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer have the same feel/texture as Rust-Oleum Restore 10X?
    5. What surfaces can I apply Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer to?
  • 4X Deck Coat

    Restore 4X Deck Coat FAQs

    1. What makes Restore 4X Deck Coat different from traditional solid stains?
    2. Will Restore 4X Deck Coat fill voids in wood and concrete?
    3. Does Restore 4X Deck Coat have the same feel/texture as Restore 10X Advanced Resurfacer?
    4. What surfaces can I apply Restore 4X Deck Coat to?
    5. Can I use Restore 4X Deck Coat on any concrete surface?
  • 2X One Coat

    Restore 2X One Coat Solid Stain FAQs

    1. What makes Restore 2X One Coat Solid Stain different from other solid stains?
    2. What other features does Restore 2X One Coat Solid Stain have?
    3. Does Restore 2X One Coat Solid Stain fill voids in the wood and concrete?
    4. Does Restore 2X One Coat Solid stain have a smooth texture?
    5. What surfaces can I apply Restore 2X One Coat Solid Stain to?
  • 2X Deck Coat

    Restore 2X with Cool Touch FAQs

    1. What makes Restore 2X Solid Stain with Cool Touch Technology different from other solid stains?
    2. What is Cool Touch Technology?
    3. It is 100 degrees outside and my deck is very hot, I thought it was supposed to be cool?
    4. What other features does Restore 2X Solid Stain with Cool Touch Technology have?
    5. Does Restore 2X Solid Stain with Cool Touch Technology fill voids in the wood and concrete?
  • Semi-Transparent Stain

    Restore Semi-Transparent Stain FAQs

    1. What makes Restore Semi-Transparent Stain different from other semi-transparent stains?
    2. What is the difference between a Semi-Transparent Stain and a Solid Stain?
    3. What is the difference between a Semi-Transparent Stain and a Transparent Stain or a Toner?
    4. What surfaces can I apply Restore Semi-Transparent Stain to?
    5. Can I use Restore Semi-Transparent Stain on concrete surfaces?
  • Metallic Semi Transparent Stain

    Restore Metallic Semi-Transparent Stain FAQs

    1. What makes Restore Metallic Semi-Transparent Stain different from other semi-transparent stains?
    2. What colors are available?
    3. What is the difference between a Semi-Transparent Stain and a Solid Stain?
    4. What is the difference between a Semi-Transparent Stain and a Transparent Stain or a Toner?
    5. What surfaces can I apply Restore Metallic Semi-Transparent Stain to?
  • 12X Transparent

    Restore 12X Stain & Sealant FAQs

    1. what makes restore 12x transparent stain & sealant different from other transparent stains and toners?
    2. Why is it called 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant? What does the 12X stand for?
    3. Does the New Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant have any UV inhibitors?
    4. Is Restore 12X Transparent Stain & Sealant a tint base or is it available in pre-tinted colors. What colors are available?
    5. What is the difference between a Semi-Transparent Stain and a Transparent Stain or a Toner?
  • 12X Clear Coat

    Restore 12X Clear Coat Sealer FAQs

    1. What makes Restore 12X Clear Coat Sealer different from other sealers?
    2. Why is it called 12X Clear Coat Sealer? What does the 12X stand for?
    3. Does the New Restore 12X Clear Coat Sealer have any UV inhibitors?
    4. What colors are available?
    5. What surfaces can I apply Restore 12X Clear Coat Sealer to?
  • Restore FAQs

    Deck & Concrete Restore 10X FAQs

    1. My surface coated in Restore 10X and I am experiencing peeling of the coating on the surface, can I still salvage my project?
    2. My surface coated in Restore 10X has some bubbling or peeling in localized areas, what can I do to fix these areas?
    3. There are some small chips in my Restore 10X coated surface, what can I do to fix these?
    4. I only applied one coat of Restore 10X, what can I do?
    5. I applied Restore 10X to my deck or patio and it rained within 48 hours of application. Is there anything I can do to fix my project?
  • painting faqs

    General Painting Faqs

    1. Aren’t all paints basically the same?
    2. Which product has the best resistance to gasoline?
    3. Should certain brushes be used with certain paints?
    4. Can I recycle spray cans?
    5. How should I care for my brush so that it maintains its performance level use after use?
  • wood_stain

    Wood Care Faqs

    1. Do I have to apply a clear coat after staining?
    2. Do I need a Pre-Stain or Wood Conditioner?
    3. How do I apply polyurethane?
    4. How do I apply stain?
    5. How much sanding is necessary?
  • Suregrip

    SureGrip FAQs

    1. What properties/performance characteristics do contractors look for in an adhesive?
    2. What is unique about SureGrip 122 Clear Strippable adhesive vs. Roman’s 838 and 870?
    3. How much more wallcovering can be installed with SureGrip’s better spread rate on clear and clay adhesives?
    4. How easily should wallcovering pull through a paste machine?
    5. Does water need to be added to paste for use in a paste machine?
  • Restore 4X FAQs

    Deck & Concrete Restore 4X FAQs

    1. My surface is coated in Restore 4X and I am experiencing peeling of the coating on the surface, can I still salvage my project?
    2. My surface coated in Restore 4X has some bubbling or peeling in localized areas, what can I do to fix these areas?
    3. There are some small chips in my Restore 4X coated surface, what can I do to fix these?
    4. I only applied one coat of Restore 4X, what can I do?
    5. I applied Restore 4X to my deck or patio and it rained within 24 hours of application. Is there anything I can do to fix my project?
  • NeverWet_Wood
  • Neverwet Fabric

    NeverWet Outdoor Fabric Faqs

    1. Rust-Oleum NeverWet Outdoor Fabric can be used on what textiles?
    2. Does Rust-Oleum NeverWet Outdoor Fabric dry clear?
    3. How do you apply Rust-Oleum NeverWet Outdoor Fabric?
    4. How does Rust-Oleum NeverWet Outdoor Fabric Work?
    5. What are the recommended uses for Rust-Oleum NeverWet Outdoor Fabric?
  • Neverwet Boot and Shoe

    NeverWet Boot & Shoe Faqs

    1. What types of shoes can Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe can be used on?
    2. Does Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe dry clear?
    3. How do you apply Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe?
    4. How does Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe Work?
    5. What are the recommended uses for Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe?
  • Neverwet auto interior

    NeverWet Auto Interior FAQs

    1. What textiles can Rust-Oleum NeverWet Auto Interior be used on?
    2. Does Rust-Oleum NeverWet Auto Interior dry clear?
    3. How do you apply Rust-Oleum NeverWet Auto Interior?
    4. Is there a recommended temperature during application of NeverWet Auto Interior?
    5. How does Rust-Oleum NeverWet Auto Interior Work?
  • Cabinets

    Cabinet Transformations Faqs

    1. Is Cabinet Transformations Safe To Use?
    2. Does Cabinet Transformations™ Work On Laminate, Melamine, Or Metal Cabinetry?
    3. Can I Use Cabinet Transformations™ On Surfaces Other Than Kitchen Cabinetry?
    4. Do I Have To Strip Or Sand My Cabinets As Part Of The Preparation?
    5. Prior to Using Cabinet Transformations®, How Do I Repair Cracks or Holes In My Original Cabinetry?
  • Countertop

    Countertop Transformations Faqs

    1. Can I Do To Keep The Adhesive Base Coat Wet Longer?
    2. Can I Use Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations® Over an Existing Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations® Coating?
    3. How Can I Avoid Any Potenital Appearance Probems?
    4. How Does Humidity and Temperature Affect the Coating Application Process?
    5. How Do I Dispose of Unused Product and Soiled Rags Or Brushes?
  • Glow in the Dark

    Glow in the Dark Faqs

    1. Can Glow in the Dark be sprayed on a base color other than white?
    2. Does the painted object need to be dry before it can be charged by light?
    3. Can the paint be used outdoors?
    4. How long does the painted object have to charge for maximum glow?
    5. Should the painted object be charged under natural or artificial light?
  • Glow In The Dark MAX FAQs

    Glow in the Dark MAX Faqs

    1. Can Glow in the Dark MAX be sprayed on a base color other than white?
    2. Can the paint be used outdoors?
    3. Does the painted object need to be dry before it can be charged by light?
    4. How long does the painted object have to charge for maximum glow?
    5. Should the painted object be charged under natural or artificial light?
  • LeakSeal FAQs

    LeakSeal® Sprays Faqs

    1. Is LeakSeal® chemical resistant? Will it stop an oil leak?
    2. What is the amount of PSI LeakSeal® can withstand?
    3. What type of caulk can LeakSeal® be applied over?
    4. Can LeakSeal® be applied to ABS Plastic or Synthetic Rubber?
    5. Is the LeakSeal® safe to use in food prep areas?
  • LeakSeal Tape

    LeakSeal® Tape Faqs

    1. What is LeakSeal® Tape?
    2. What are the primary product claims for LeakSeal® Tape?
    3. Where can LeakSeal® Tape be used?
    4. Can LeakSeal® Tape be applied in wet applications?
    5. What is the necessary surface preparation needed before application?
  • Epoxyshield FAQs

    EPOXYSHIELD Garage Floor Coating Faqs

    1. How sound does my concrete need to be to coat?
    2. What kind of test can I perform to confirm this?
    3. Can I coat damaged/flawed/marred concrete?
    4. Will this product fill voids in the concrete?
    5. Will this product mask imperfections?