Rust-Oleum Gives Woodworker’s Journal Sneak Peek

Group Shot from Rust-Oleum VisitIf you’re one of those dyed-in-the-wool loyalists when it comes to the types and brands of finish you use, it might seem like there’s not much new that could (or should) be put into a can these days.

But if it seems like there isn’t much new “under the sun” when it comes to stain and varnish, sometimes all it takes is a new player in the market with some fresh ideas.

Application of FinishCase in point: the folks at Rust-Oleum stopped by our offices the other day to show us just how much new chemistry is possible in interior and exterior finishing products.

Rust-Oleum, you say…and wood finish?

after wipe of the finishYep, and they’re doing it in a big way with a whole new line of interior and exterior wood care products. We saw some fresh new stain colors and got the scoop on industry-first reflective additives that will make exterior finishes cooler to UV rays so they last longer. Rust-oleum’s got a new varnish sheen that feels like soft leather, plus water-based poly that takes an amber tone, similar to oil-based.

But, Rust-Oleum isn’t really new to wood finishes … even if the brand is largely known for spray paints. Varathane®, Zinsser® and Watco® brands – household brand names for woodworkers – also fall under the Rust-Oleum umbrella of products. So, there’s industry experience here, for sure.

I’m looking forward to trying some of these products out on future projects. If you do too, leave us a comment here on the blog and tell us what you think. I’m sure the Rust-Oleum folks would appreciate the feedback.

Chris Marshall
Field Editor

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