Alternative To Rustoleum


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Alternative To Rustoleum

I don't like to work with Rustoleum. Is there an alternative? For example, appliance paint works on metal products. What else is there?
 
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Oh Puplo, you of all people. Need more info. Is this going to be outside, inside? What type of item are you painting?
 
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I had to paint a rusted top pipe, on a chain linked fence. I used Rustoleum but hated every minute of it. It's sloppy to say the least. So the question is really a general question. There has to be an alternative. The reason that I mentioned appliance paint is that I know someone who painted his van with it. My van could use a paint job too.
 
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Old 10-07-15, 04:45 PM
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Almond is a nice color for a car.



Seriously, you might try this stuff:




Krylon is pretty much the same.

You can go with epoxy paints. Premixed or two part mix.
 
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I know that it was a long time ago but the idea was to get away from Rustoleum.
 
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Sloppy?
Does not tell us much.
99% of the time it's the lack of prep work and how it was applyed.
Many thin coats, not one thick coat is the way to go.
It would be nuts to try and paint a whole van with a spray can.
No pictures to show what the issues is?
 
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I have never found a silver or aluminum paint that doesn't run, but, as far as everything else, my personal opinion is that Rustoleum Professional is as good as it gets in a spray can. I overhauled my 50 year old drill press last winter, and the hood came out looking almost as good as the hood on my truck.
 
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Joe: Forget about the van. Rustoleum has the consistency, of milk. That's my main complaint.

The basic question is, what is an alternative to Rustoleum?

aka Pedro: What about Rustoleum, in the gallon can?
 
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I've been using Rustolium for at least 30 years and it's never been an issue, except for the crappy spray nozzles that plug up to easy.
Sorry but you have to be doing something wrong if it's not working for you.
 
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It works. I just wanted to know what other choices exist. Apparently, there aren't any.
 
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I generally use Rustoleum (with a brush) when painting metal and I have no problems. ALL spray cans, no matter what brand, have very thin paint. I try to avoid spray cans as much as possible and when I do use a spray can I expect to need many thin coats to get an acceptable finish. All metallic paints are very thin and always have been.
 
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All metallic paints are very thin and always have been.
All what metallic paints? There are no others. They are all Rustoleum.
 
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Metallic paints meaning silver, aluminum, gold and other metallic colors.

There are many paints made for metal other than Rustoleum.
 
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There are many paints made for metal other than Rustoleum.
I believe that was my original question. What are they?
 
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Thank you. That didn't take long, only 2 hours.
 
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Honestly, I can't name any because it has been at least a couple of decades since I have bought any paint, for any purpose, except a couple of small cans of Rustoleum. I would suggest that you check with a auto body materials supply house. I know the ones in my area carry different types and brands.
 
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It's probably me, but I've had bad luck with Velspar and Behr paint. Again Krylon seems to be another choice but I don't think it's any different than Rust.
 
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Most any paint store will have a good selection of paints. I rarely use spray cans. I most often use industrial enamel where many might use rustoleum but a lot depends on the intended use.

If using aluminum paint over rust, the rust should be sanded off first AND a solvent based primer must be applied as aluminum paint applied over rust [without primer] will not hold the rust back for long.
 
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[quote][]I most often use industrial enamel where many might use rustoleum but a lot depends on the intended use.[/qoute]

Can you give me some examples of industrial enamel(brand names) particularly, for exterior applications?
 
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I most often use industrial enamel from SWP but most paint manufactures have them. I don't know if it can be had in quarts. You won't find it in aluminum paint though as it is a different animal.
 
 

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