Rust-Oleum Home FAQs

Rust-Oleum HOME FAQs



  • 1.

    Do I need to apply a primer before using Rust-Oleum HOME?

    No, simply clean the floor with a cleaner degreaser, something like Krud Kutter Cleaner Degreaser, wait for it to dry completely, apply the Rust-Oleum HOME Base Coat and then 6 hours later, apply the Rust-Oleum HOME Top Coat.  Allow the Top Coat to dry for 24 hours before light foot traffic.  
  • 2.

    Can Rust-Oleum HOME be used in garages?

    No.  It is not for use on exterior spaces or garage floors.
  • 3.

    On what surfaces can I use Rust-Oleum HOME?

    Rust-Oleum HOME can be used on horizontal surfaces that are bare, stained, sealed or previously coated such as ceramic and porcelain tile, hardwood, concrete, laminate, vinyl and linoleum.  It is not for use on exterior spaces or garage floors.  Do not use on interior surfaces that are sealed with a superhydrophobic sealer.  Do not use inside showers or on countertops.  This product is also not food safe.
  • 4.

    If I have a tile floor that has grout, what do I do with the grout? Will the paint adhere?

    Yes, Rust-Oleum HOME will adhere to the grout.  Rust-Oleum HOME can be painted directly to the grout.  If you are using a paint brush or a roller, you can apply the paint right onto the grout until it’s fully covered. This will give the whole floor a unified look.
  • 5.

    Do I have to use both the Base Coat and the Top Coat?

    Yes, both products are required for the Interior Floor Coating System. The Base Coat must be applied first and then 6 hours later you can apply the Top Coat.