Artisan

Rust Effect

Create an industrial look with the Rust Effect system. Rust Effect must be used with Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Activator.

The look is perfect for feature walls to make a statement but it can also be used on other surfaces such as garden ornaments and home accessories. This is a two-step system using the Rust Effect and the Rust Activator Solution and provides an achievable way to create a stylish industrial feel in any home. Our Rust effect is now conveniently available in a 2.5L tin as well as 125ml, 250ml, and 750ml. 

PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED

 

PREPARATION

  • It is advisable to read the entire paint label, prior to starting your project. Surface preparation advice is provided on the labels.
  • The surface you are painting must be clean, dry and free from dust, oils, and grease.
  • Mask off the area with painter’s tape – ensuring you protect the areas where you don’t want any paint.
  • Practice your application technique on a spare piece of board.
  • Stir the paint well with a paint stirrer using an up and down, scooping action.  Scrape the bottom of the can to ensure the particles are evenly distributed.
  • Pour the paint into a separate tub.

 

APPLICATION

  • Brush around the edges of the wall.
  • Apply the first two coats of Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Effect with a wide brush.
  • Rust effect works best when applied in random brush strokes.
  • Allow the first coat to dry and then apply a second coat of Rust Effect using the same method.
  • Let the surface dry for 12 hours.
  • The next step is to apply the Rust Activator Solution.  Wear a mask and goggles for this stage.
  • Pour the Rust Activator Solution into a separate tub.
  • Using a brush, apply 2 coats of Craig & Rose Artisan Rust Activator over the dry Rust Effect.
  • The effect will begin to develop immediately and will continue developing.  
  • If you wish, you can seal the surface to ensure no residue comes away from the wall by using Craig and Rose Furniture and Effect Wax.

 

HANDY TIPS

  • Do not roll or spray, use brushed for this effect.
  • On exterior surfaces, the rust effect will continue to develop over time.
  • Please note that if you chose to use a wax to seal the wall after application, this will change the finished effect.

 

CLEANING UP AND CARING FOR YOUR EFFECT

  • On exterior surfaces the rust effect will continue to develop over time.
  • Rust residue may rub 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.

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From £6.00
 

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