Direct to Rust Metal Paint Aerosol Smooth Finish

Looking for a glossy, smooth finish for a flawless high sheen? Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint Aerosol Smooth Finish is specially formulated to perform as primer, undercoat and topcoat in one.

  • Can be applied directly to rust.
  • Available in a variety of popular colours.
  • Dries quickly.
Available colours
  • Black
  • White
  • Silver
  • Blue
  • Dark Green
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Yellow
Colours can look slightly different in real life, due to your monitor
  • Drying time15 minutes
  • Usage Exterior


  • Direct to Rust
Direct to Rust Metal Paint Aerosol Smooth Finish can be used for:
  • Metal Door
  • Metal Garden furniture
  • Metal gate
  • Metal Railings


Finish Smooth
Coverage 400ml covers up to 0.5m┬▓
Repaintable after 15 minutes

Using spray paint is an easy way to protect and revive your metal objects. Follow the guide below if you want to know exactly how to spray paint metal:

  1. Abrade smooth surfaces and remove all loose and flaking paint with a wire brush. Remove dirt and dust with diluted detergent. Remove grease with Hammerite Brush Cleaner & Thinners. Then rinse with clean water and allow time to dry.
  2. Spray a test patch of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint onto painted surfaces and leave for 1 hour.
  3. If there is no reaction apply Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint directly to surface.
  4. If there is a reaction remove all paint before applying Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint.
  5. On bare zinc, aluminium and galvanised surfaces, apply Hammerite Special Metals Primer before applying Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint.
  6. Store aerosol at room temperature for 2 hours prior to use.
  7. Shake can vigorously, in a vertical motion, until the agitator ball is heard and then for a further 3 minutes.
  8. Apply light even coats, from a distance of approximately 15cm (6 inches) and keep the aerosol moving. Do NOT concentrate spray in one spot.
  9. Apply 3-4 coats for maximum protection and allow 15 minutes between coats. Between coats invert can and spray for 2 seconds to avoid blockages.
  10. Touch dry 15 minutes, recoat after 15 minutes.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I paint directly onto a rusty metal surface?

Hammerite Paint is specially formulated to be applied directly onto rusty metal with minimal surface preparation. Simply remove any loose rust with a wire brush or coarse sandpaper and clean the surface with brush cleaner & thinners and allow time to dry. Then apply Hammerite Paint directly onto the rusty metal surface. No primer, no undercoat needed.

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