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How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

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  • How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

    I am going to use Rust-Oleum Professional Oil Based paint for my aluminum boat. I will use the roll and tip method. Question - How much paint thinner should I use (proportions). I know the paint is thick and not real easy to apply. With thinning will a quart be enough?? For 2 coats?

    I am going to apply a self-etching primer before painting.

    Thanks!!
    On the water at first light, where would you rather be??

    1962 12' V-Hull Aluminum Montgomery Ward Sea King
    1948 Scott-Atwater 3.6 hp


  • #2
    Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

    i just poured a little at a time till i felt it was the right amount..

    and try the roll and roll method i tried the roll and tip and i thought it stunk.. i just took on of the smooth rollers that was clean and lightly went over what i just painted to get all the bubbles out.
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    • #3
      Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

      I got about 60 sqft/qt out of Rustoleum, thinned 3.5 oz/qt (about 10%) with mineral spirits, foam roller, 2 coats. That was on fiberglass, but I doubt the substrate makes much difference to coverage so long as it is smooth.

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      • #4
        Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

        I believe rustoleum recommends a max of 10% thinning.

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        • #5
          Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

          how much is a QT of rusto going for ??
          my SS resto

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          • #6
            Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

            Thin the rustoleum with penetrol by 8%-10% and use a closed cell foam roller. When the paint dries it will be a smooth gloss finish.

            Or for $15 buy a HVLP sprayer at harbor freight and use that.

            I have done both methods I just mention, and both paint jobs turned out great.
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            • #7
              Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

              Hello m8s..

              Well I just got off the phone with Tech support from Rusto..

              Here is what she said..

              1. There latex based should be thinned with water
              2. There Chem based paints should be thinned with Acetone or Mineral Spirits. % should be labled ON the CAN. However does not matter which one .. Acetone or MS.
              3. They have NO Product Approved or tested for GELCOAT applications..
              4. Bottoms that are in the water for any kind of extended stay Should be Coated with there Bottom paint ( basically its regular bottom paint ).
              5. ALL other Alum surfaces should be prepped and ( sometimes primed ..though with THERE Primer as they have not tested with other mfgers primer ) coated with .. basically ANY chem based Rusto paint.
              6. Recoat ( this is for ALL there chem based paints ) should be applied within 1 week of last coating...

              YD.

              PS. I do not Sell Paint .. I do have Ideas..
              Iboats Helper

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              • #8
                Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

                Thanks for all the tips and calling the Rust-Oleum folks. Great info!!
                On the water at first light, where would you rather be??

                1962 12' V-Hull Aluminum Montgomery Ward Sea King
                1948 Scott-Atwater 3.6 hp

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                • #9
                  Re: How much paint thinner with Rust-Oleum??

                  Just to give you a Idea of how rustoleum turns out using both a foam rollers and the HVLP sprayer.

                  Foam Roller thinned 10% with penetrol



                  HVLP sprayer thinned 10% with acetone

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                  • #10
                    Thinning Rustoleum Oil-Based Paint

                    The label on this paint says Acetone only for thinning. Anyone use mineral spirits?? I'm using a roller. Thanks!!
                    On the water at first light, where would you rather be??

                    1962 12' V-Hull Aluminum Montgomery Ward Sea King
                    1948 Scott-Atwater 3.6 hp

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                    • #11
                      Re: Thinning Rustoleum Oil-Based Paint

                      That's a GREEN thing. Don't worry about it. It will be fine. It will dry a little slower is all. Acetone evaporates faster is all. If the weather is humid you might want to stay with the acetone.

                      I'm just sayin...
                      1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                      Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                      Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                      • #12
                        Re: Thinning Rustoleum Oil-Based Paint

                        its rust hoolio thinning wont matter....junk in... junk out just thinned....
                        Stickly a opinion your milage may vary.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Thinning Rustoleum Oil-Based Paint

                          It will work just fine. The acetone evaporates faster, but mineral spirits will be fine. I personally like using penetrol to thin rustoleum.
                          16ft Jon Boat Build
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                          "The sea will discover everything you did wrong"

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                          • #14
                            Re: Thinning Rustoleum Oil-Based Paint

                            Coolness,

                            If you'll remember I too suggested Penetrol for a thinner in a previous post. It's up to you. Any of them will work. The key with Rustoleum is cure time. You MUST let it cure for a minimum of a week before trailering or splashing. AnY AND ALL paint takes a LONG time to fully cure and harden.

                            I'm just sayin...
                            1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                            Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                            Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint

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                            • #15
                              Re: Thinning Rustoleum Oil-Based Paint

                              I remembered AFTER I went to bed that you told me about the Penetrol!! Yes, I think about the boat when I'm trying to sleep..... I've caught the disease!!!

                              Thanks Wood!! I have some mineral spirits so I guess I'll use that. Should I sand the first coat very lightly?? With my weekends tied up for a couple weeks it'll be the middle of October before I splash the Sea King; it should be cured by then!! I will only have time to work on it after work; I get out by 3:45.
                              On the water at first light, where would you rather be??

                              1962 12' V-Hull Aluminum Montgomery Ward Sea King
                              1948 Scott-Atwater 3.6 hp

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