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How to Seal Rusted Metal and Prevent Staining.

Do you like the way that rusted metal looks on your sculpture or architectural feature but hate the way that rust stains?

Rusted metal, including weathered steel and Cor-ten, is a rising trend in architecture and art. Architects all over the world are embracing rust-weathered steel to enhance the patina. Unfortunately, rusted metal can cause stains that drip onto areas under the metal. Everbrite Protective Coating seals rusted metal to prevent further rusting and prevents the rust drip and staining problems.

Everbrite Protective Coating will seal rust prevent stains from getting on clothing or dripping on surfaces below the rusted objects.  

Rusted Metal Sculpture Sealed with ProtectaClear Rusted Metal Sculpture

The rough rust was sanded to smooth the sculpture, the metal was wiped with xylene (a solvent cleaner available at hardware stores) and Everbrite was applied for long lasting protection.

Everbrite Protective Coating will seal the rusted metal, stop the rusting process and will protect the metal from further corrosion.

Rusted metal is porous so care must be taken to ensure that the metal is completely clean and dry. Blooming rust should be knocked down and a solvent used to help remove contaminants like grease or oils and the solvent will help draw out moisture.
Coating and sealing moisture in the pores of metal can cause failure of any coating.

Everbrite Protective Coating provides the following benefits to rusted metal with every application:

  • Eliminate staining of surrounding areas from unsightly runoff and stains. Rusty drips on other substrates can ruin the look of a building.
  • Eliminate transfer of rust to people (hands & clothing).
  • Extend the life of the steel by protecting from further corrosion.
  • Give the surface a more finished, purposeful look.
  • Excellent adhesion on naturally or artificially rusted surfaces.
  • Everbrite is self annealing and will blend to itself to create complete protection.
  • Everbrite is available in a Natural finish, a Satin finish and a Matte finish.  Everbrite can be custom blended for a custom finish.

Everbrite will seal rusted metal to prevent further corrosion and will prevent rust stains. On most metals, two coats of Everbrite Clear Protective Coating are recommended. On raw steel or rusted metal, 3 to 4 coats are recommended because the metal is very porous. Everbrite will seal the metal and will look great for years and can be maintained indefinitely.

Metal was allowed to rust and then sealed with Everbrite Satin.

The siding on this art studio was allowed to rust and then sealed with Everbrite Satin finish.
Rusted Bike Frame coated with Everbrite Coating

"Just wanted to pass along the finished product. I used the matte Everbrite to halt the oxidization on this bike frame. The thing looks great and no more rust on my shorts! Thanks again," Andrew Campbell

Everbrite is available in Regular Formulation and Satin and Matte Finishes.

Everbrite is easy to apply. Clean the surface and apply Everbrite. Everbrite can be painted on with a brush, sprayed on or wiped on with a lint-free pad.

Everbrite is available in 4 oz. cans, Pints, Quarts, Gallons and 5 Gallon Cans. Click here for more information.

What do I need to seal Rusted Metal?

Everbrite Clear Protective Coating will seal rusted metal to prevent stains and drips. 

Everbrite is available in 4 oz. cans, Pints, Quarts, Gallons and 5 Gallon Cans.

Everbrite Cans

A 4 oz. can of Everbrite will seal about 10 square feet of rusted metal.  

Everbrite 4 oz. can.

Natural finish.

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Satin or Matte Finish

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A Pint (16 oz.) can of Everbrite will seal about 50 Square feet of Rusted Metal. 

Everbrite Pint will seal about 50 Square feet of Rusted Metal

Natural Finish

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Satin or Matte Finish

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A Quart (32 oz.) will seal about 80 square feet of rusted metal. 

Quart (32 oz) of Everbrite Clear Coating

Natural Finish

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Satin or Matte Finish

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