Water Soluble Paint – Rust – 250ml Pot


Simulate atmospheric oxidisation of aged metals effortlessly. Water soluble to easily tone back effects for the perfect result.



High matt rust paint that simulates atmospheric oxidisation of aged metals. Water soluble to easily tone back effects for the perfect result.

  • The dark coloured liquid dries to a high matt rust colour in 1 to 5 minutes depending on the temperature. Apply Rust paint by brush or airbrush/sprayer.

Usage Instructions

  • Thoroughly shake the pot before every use with the ball bearings rattling. The pot must be at room temperature or warmer to be shaken – the pot must not be cold. Thoroughly stir the mixture if the pot has not been used for more than a few days and ensure that solids on the bottom of the pot are fully mixed in – and then shake the pot again. Repeat stirring and shaking until any lumps have gone.
  • Rust paint looks much more realistic when applied to rough, textured surfaces.
  • Ensure surfaces are dry and grease free.
  • Test paint on hidden surfaces before use to ensure compatibility and adhesion.
  • Rust effects will be lost by washing in water, but there may still be staining. Do not expose rust paint to rain or the colour will wash off.
  • When fully dry, rust paint can be made more permanent by spraying with fine/mist coats of acrylic varnish/lacquer. Test varnish first because types of varnish change the colour/shade of the paint.
  • Avoid scuffing/scratching the finished paintwork.
  • Do not apply rust paint to porous/absorbent surfaces such as bare timber or paper. Only apply to non-porous surfaces such as plastic and metal. Rust paint can be applied to painted surfaces, but test first. If the effect does not form, try cleaning the surface or sealing the surface with varnish.
  • Do not apply rust paint in cold conditions. The pot and surface must be at room temperature or warmer. The rust colour may not appear if the pot and/or the surface are very cold.
  • Do not leave the lid off during use – replace the lid quickly to prevent evaporation. Pour what you need to use into a separate smaller pot/container.
  • Do not add water into the paint pot – this will prevent the colour from forming.

Brush Application

  • Dab rust paint onto surfaces straight from the pot. Rust dries differently depending on whether a stiff brush, cloth or tissue is used to apply the paint. Dip the stiff brush, cloth or tissue into the rust paint and immediately dab onto the surface and keep dabbing the paint until the paint dries. To darken the shade simply apply second, third and fourth coat, allowing each coat to fully dry before applying another. Any number of coats of rust paint can be applied over the top of each other, 10, 20, 30 etc. It’s best to apply only to small areas/patches at a time – more in one area, less in others.
  • The shade will vary depending on how much is applied. A thick coat will dry a darker shade, and a thin coat will dry a lighter shade. For a darker shade apply a thicker layer of paint. For a very light shade apply thinner layer of paint (by dabbing a very small amount of paint onto the surface).
  • Further variations in shade can be created by wetting the painted surface by dabbing a damp or wet brush, cloth or tissue onto the paint and then leaving to dry. As the water dries, the dye in the paint separates in shades of light and dark rust. The more water used, the greater the effect. This technique can be used after the paint has dried or while it is still wet. Another option is to simply splash water onto the rust paint and leave to dry – without dabbing. It’s best to practise and try different techniques first before final use because they all create different effects.
  • For a very dark shade, decant a small amount into a separate pot and allow the paint to evaporate. The more the paint evaporated, the thicker and darker the paint gets.
  • To fill dents and grooves in surfaces, first cover the surface with rust paint, and then wipe the paint off the raised areas with a damp cloth leaving some of the paint trapped, the wetter the cloth, the more paint removed.

 Spray Application

  • Spray rust paint onto a surface straight from the pot. To darken the shade simply apply second, third and fourth coat, allowing each coat to fully dry before applying another. Any number of coats of rust paint can be applied over the top of each other, 10, 20, 30 etc.