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.

  • painting faqs

    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?
  • Restore FAQs

    Restore 10X Faqs

    1. I just applied the first coat of Restore, can I change colors?
    2. Will Deck & Concrete Restore 10X become hot in the sun?
    3. Can I add water to Restore to thin it?
    4. I am applying Restore and it is very Hot/Cold outside. Will this affect the application?
    5. Is Restore a water proofing, weather proofing, or water sealer?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • NeverWet_Wood

    NeverWet Faqs

    1. How abrasion resistant is Rust-Oleum NeverWet?
    2. Will NeverWet breakdown if exposed to the sun?
    3. Are coated items “breathable”?
    4. Can NeverWet be used on electronics?
    5. Is NeverWet safe?
  • 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?