PennCoat uses rust inhibiting paint for Industrial Painting

Rust Inhibiting Paint

Rust-inhibiting paint for steel surfaces forms a protective coating designed to keep rust from spreading.  It also protects fresh surfaces from ever experiencing corrosion in the first place. It can be laid on nearly any metal surface with the proper preparation, and is non-porous upon hardening which can prevent further damage from occurring.

Common uses include:

Rust inhibiting paint comes highly recommended for use on any metal surface which might be at risk of corroding. It is also recommended for painting over surfaces which have already begun to experience oxidation in order to keep it from spreading further.

It mechanically seals out all air, rather than attempting to use dubious chemicals to keep the rust away. It’s non-porous nature and ability to penetrate the metal makes for an excellent and long lasting seal.

Common uses for include car frames, pipes which are exposed to the weather, field equipment, and even refrigeration and air conditioning parts. If there’s a real risk of rust, or if it’s already beginning, the savvy consumer will know that they can use this paint to keep the damage to a minimum.


In order to attain the perfect seal on your desired piece of metal, you’ll need to follow directions carefully. Failure to do so might result in premature failure of the paint and a lot of wasted time and effort.

The first thing to keep in mind is safety. This is a heavy-duty industrial grade paint, and it can be a bit hazardous for your health if you don’t take the proper precautions. At the bare minimum, you’ll want to be using gloves and a mask, but it’s much better to ensure that you have full protective clothing and a respirator in order to guarantee your safety from the solvents in the paint.

After you’ve got your gear together, you’ll need to properly prepare the surface you’ll be working on. The first thing to make sure of is that it is dry.  Even mil moisture can compromise the application, so you may want to take some extra measures like a hair dryer if you’re not completely sure the surface is free of moisture.

Whether the surface is clean and new or needs to be cleaned, you’ll want to use Metal-Ready on it first. Make sure to let it completely dry before you continue. It’s important to emphasize that any level of moisture will have hazardous effects on the wet paint, even a drop of sweat can ruin the whole procedure and possibly your entire can of paint.

Once your metal is prepared and completely dry you can apply the paint in your chosen manner, whether by brush or spray painting. If you’re spray painting with it an air supplied respirator is something you’ll absolutely need to protect yourself, so keep that in mind.

After you’ve painted the surface of your choice, you’ll want to let it dry completely before applying the recommended second coat. Make sure that the surface is completely dry and not tacky before you apply the second coating and ensure that your work will last for a long time to come.

It’s important to make sure that your piece isn’t exposed to direct sunlight as well, or you’ll need to place another opaque paint over it to ensure the longevity of the rust inhibitor since it’s UV sensitive.


There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to storing your paint. Always read the material tech data sheet to verify the specific storage requirements. The foremost is to remember that the paint is extraordinarily tough and if you accidentally allow some to dry in the seal on your can you’re not going to get it back open. It’s a great idea to place a piece of plastic wrap between the lid and the can when you re-seal the product in order to make sure you avoid this.

One can will go a pretty long way as well, so you might want to transfer the paint you’ll be using into a smaller container before resealing the can.


 If you’re looking for a product which can protect metal pieces from corrosion, rust inhibiting paint makes a great and long lasting seal. Unlike a lot of rust resistant paints it relies on keeping the air off instead of chemicals of dubious quality. It may be a bit of extra work to ensure you apply it properly, but once you’re done you’ll have a well-protected metal surface which should last for years to come.

PennCoat, Inc. has been providing industrial painting, commercial painting, epoxy flooring, and polished concrete services for nearly 30 years.  Our experienced installers are trained and equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to ensure that every installation is installed efficiently and safely.  PennCoat, Inc. provides service to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.  And we cover York, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Baltimore, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Bucks, Berks, and other counties in the surrounding area.