Rust Bullet for Concrete
The Leader in Concrete Coatings
Strong, durable and long-lasting: Rust Bullet can handle it all! Resistant to oil, grease and many other chemicals, Rust Bullet’s Concrete Formula is the perfect solution to messes on your concrete floors. Whether in a commercial setting or in your garage, Rust Bullet can help you keep a fresh, clean look in your space and protect against impacts, abrasives, and atmospheric elements. Use the Rust Bullet for Concrete for all your concrete flooring needs including garage floors, walkways, paths and much more. We know how important it is to protect your concrete floor, and Rust Bullet for Concrete is there to protect them for years to come.
Rust Bullet versus Typical Epoxy
Typical epoxy can involves strenuous mixing and time consuming ratios. Rust Bullet makes it simple by already having the mix completed, making application a one-step process. Forget weeks of layers and drying that usually occurs with epoxy, Rust Bullet for Concrete cures and is in place within about 72 hours. Live in a cold climate? Not a problem for Rust Bullet! Rust Bullet for Concrete can be applied in cold temperatures until the freezing point. Try that with epoxy and the results will be disappointing. Not looking forward to grinding down the floor to prep for an epoxy coating? Skip that altogether with Rust Bullet for Concrete. Simply apply to the clean, dry floor! Yes, its that easy! Enjoy your floor for years to come with little to no breaches, unlike most epoxy products. If one occurs, breaches are easily repaired with Rust Bullet, unlike other epoxy coatings.
How Can I Apply Rust Bullet?
Follow the simple process! Clean or wash the area you are applying Rust Bullet to and make sure no debris is left on the surface. Debris can be dirt, oils, grease and other chemicals. If any of these are left on the floor after cleaning, use a household cleaning detergent to ensure all potential films are removed. If you are unsure of what to use to clean the floors, feel free to reach out to the Rust Bullet team for guidance. Roll Rust Bullet onto the surface. On average, two to three coats will complete the process. Any location that is a high-traffic area or extremely porous may take extra coats. Rust Bullet is self-leveling making your install an even pour and much easier than typical epoxy applications. If you wish to have a no-slip surface, sprinkle in silica or fine sand into the rolled out Rust Bullet application. That's it. For more detailed instructions please follow this link.
Tips and Tricks for Coating Your Concrete Floor with Rust Bullet
- 1. Use a 3/8 inch nap roller. Do not use foam. Foam rollers tend to slide the product around as opposed to coating. 3/8 inch will provide the best coverage.
- 2. The length of the roller does not matter. You may use a roller that is anywhere from the smallest roller to the largest roller as long as it is a nap roller, and you are comfortable with the application
- 3. Start with small 4'x4' sections at a time. This will ensure the areas are being covered evenly.
- 4. Dip the roller into the roller pan several times during application to keep a wet edge. But keep in mind to not have so much paint on the roller. You will be able to actually feel the roller sliding, as opposed to coating. When the roller slides, that means it is not coating, and proper coverage will not be achieved.
- 5. Rolling a "W" pattern with a medium amount of pressure on the roller handle will achieve the best coverage.
- 6. Thin even coats are best! Do not assume that applying Rust Bullet in overly thick coats will give you better protection. It will not. In fact, if Rust Bullet is applied too thick, solvent popping occurs, and the coating will not cure properly.
- 7. Seeing roller marks? There are several reasons you may see roller marks with any type of coating. When using Rust Bullet as your concrete floor coating, the roller marks generally appear because the thickness of the coating is not even throughout. As you are rolling each section, watch the already coated sections for those roller marks. If they start to appear, take the roller without adding more paint, and with no pressure on the roller handle, roll over the coated surface to even the coats out. It’s like they disappear.
- 8. Even though the roller is a great method of application, Rust Bullet can also be brushed or sprayed. You may use a paint brush for edges and corners. And if spraying, we recommend an Airless sprayer with a 517-523 tip, 3000-5000 psi.
Random Broadcast Garage Floor
This single car agarage was coated with Rust Bullet for concrete. Then flakes were sprinkled onto the last wet coat. After the last coat was dry to the touch, then the Rust Bullet Clear Shot was applied to seal in the flakes.
Rust Bullet for Concrete Application
Only two coats for Rust Bullet for concrete was applied to this floor. This satisfies customer did a power wash, checked for any oils, grease, grime, removed the contaminates, allowed the surface to dry, then applied the coatings. Looks brand new. And no acid etching required.