Truck Bed FAQs

Truck Bed FAQs



  • 1.

    Why would you use a truck bed coating?

    Truck bed coatings are popular because they provide a protective non-skid surface. This textured surface acts as a barrier against rust, abrasion, chipping and fading.  
  • 2.

    What are the most popular uses for truck bed coatings?

    Most commonly used on truck beds, the truck bed coating’s textured non-skid finish can be used in multiple applications. Some of the most popular uses outside of the truck bed include tailgates, wheel wells, fenders, bumpers, ramps, running boards, trailers, boat interiors, concrete steps and more.  

  • 3.

    What types of surfaces can I paint with Truck Bed coatings?

    Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coatings are designed for bare metal or previously painted surfaces. If you need broader application, the Rust-Oleum Professional Grade Truck Bed Kit can be applied on metal, concrete and wood surfaces.

    No trucked bed coating should be used on surfaces that come directly in contact with heat or high temperatures such as mufflers, exhaust components and other high heat surfaces.

  • 4.

    What is the difference between the Truck Bed Gallon and the Professional Grade Truck Bed Kit?

    Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Gallon is an easy to apply black polymer coating that helps prevent truck bed damage caused by scratches, rust and weather. The textured finish seamlessly forms to the contours of the truck bed. 

    The Rust-Oleum Professional Grade Truck Bed Kit is the ultimate two-component epoxy coating designed for maximum protection and easy DIY applications. More durable than the truck bed gallon, the tough epoxy coating is abrasion, chemical, water, rust and impact resistant. Recycled tire particles provide a textured, anti-slip finish.

  • 5.

    How can it be applied?

    Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating can be applied to your DIY preference. 

    The truck bed gallon can be applied 2 different ways.  

    1.   You can spray the coating with a paint sprayer. This provides the best texture and coverage with the least amount of project time. 

    2.   You can roll the coating out and dab tight corners with a paint brush using the Truck Bed Applicator Kit. In many cases, a paint roller extension pole can be helpful in reaching all areas of your truck bed.

    The Professional Grade Truck Bed Kit should be applied with the roller and paint brush inside the kit. This coating is too thick to be sprayed with a paint sprayer. 

    Truck bed sprays are convenient for application on small surfaces or areas with tight, curved contours like truck bed sidewalls that can be difficult to brush. For cost, coverage and time reasons, truck bed sprays are not recommended to complete a whole truck bed.