Innovative rust treatment solutions are more environmentally friendly than older corrosion prevention products. They contain no zinc, chromates, heavy metals, or lead and meet and exceed EPA Standards for Potable Water. They are VOC compliant and outperform many fire-retardant coatings while ensuring resistance to chipping, UV light, scratches, and chemicals.

Rust prevention products can be applied directly on the surface in a single or multiple-coat process, depending on your requirements, but there are things to take care of during use. Proper application and curing always ensure unmatched reliable protection for years to come. Here are some things to consider:

Ensure sufficient ventilation

Even the most high-end rust treatment can be dangerous when misused. So, make sure there is fresh air and adequate ventilation while working. Wear a NIOSH-approved half-mask organic vapor respirator with a P100 filter that has a cover. Change filters when or if they are saturated, and don’t forget to wear PPE like protective clothing, eye protection, and gloves while setting up, during the application, and when cleaning up.

No open flames

Avoid conditions or using things that can start a fire, such as open flames, sparks, cigarettes, heating elements, pilot lights, and other sources of ignition.

Carefully remove old paint

Scraping, sanding, or removing old paint can release lead dust. The toxic substance can lead to serious illness, so try to limit your exposure by wearing a NOSH-approved respirator and warn others to stay away while you’re working. Clean up using a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. You can also contact the National Lead Information Hotline to learn more about protecting yourself and others.

Avoid contact with skin and do not ingest

Rust treatment with a solvent-based formula has flammable vapor and liquid. It is harmful and potentially fatal when swallowed, inhaled, or comes in contact with the skin. Apply it only in well-ventilated areas and keep it out of reach of kids and pets.