How to apply Artisan Rust Effect

 Rust effect

Create an industrial look in your space with the Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Effect system.

The look is perfect for indoor or outdoor feature walls, garden ornaments and home accessories. This is a two step system using the Rust Effect and the Rust Activator Solution

 

PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED

  • Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Effect base paint
  • Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Effect Activator
  • Quality masking tape
  • A paint stirrer and drop sheet
  • 2 paint brushes (1 wide, 1 normal)

 

PREPARATION

  • Read the entire paint label contents, prior to starting your project. Handy surface preparation advice is provided on the labels.
  • Surface must be clean, dry and free from dust, oils and grease.
  • Mask off the area with painter’s tape – where you don’t want any paint.
  • Practice your application technique on a large, spare piece of board.
  • Stir the paint well with a paint stirrer using an up and down scooping action. Ensure to scrape bottom of can to ensure particles are evenly distributed.

 

APPLICATION

  • Brush around the edges of the wall.
  • Apply the first two coats of Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Effect with a wide brush using random brush strokes.
  • After 12 hours, apply 2 coats of Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Activator over the dry Rust Effect with a brush.
  • Rust residue may be rubbed off when touched.

 

HANDY TIPS

  • Do not roll or spray.
  • On exterior surfaces the rust effect will continue to develop over time.
  • To avoid rub-off and run-off seal with one clear coat. Note that a clear coat will change the appearance of the rust effect.

CLEANING UP AND CARING FOR YOUR EFFECT

  • On exterior surfaces the rust effect will continue to develop over time.
  • Rust residue may be rubbed off when touched.
  • Rust run-off may stain adjacent surfaces. To avoid rub-off and run-off, apply a clear sealer. Note that a clear coat will change the appearance of the rust effect.
  • Clean brushes and equipment with warm soapy water.