Frequently Asked Questions


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?
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    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?
  • NeverWet_Wood

    NeverWet Faqs

    1. How abrasion resistant is Rust-Oleum NeverWet?
    2. Are coated items “breathable”?
    3. Can NeverWet be used on electronics?
    4. Can NeverWet be recoated?
    5. Can NeverWet be removed?