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Universal Spray Paint for Any Surface

By: Jodi Marks

As its name implies, Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint can be used on wood, plastic, metal, vinyl, concrete, and more. It comes in a range of colors, sprays from any angle, and has a comfort grip trigger that’s easy on your hands. Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint is available at The Home Depot

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  • wayne utz Says:
    June 28th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    The Universal primer paint is a major compromise in finish foe sake a built in primer. I’ve set up three production finishing lines including waterborne, 2 part epoxies, solvent systems plus have used spray can paints by the hundreds of cans.

    Much like Rustoleum brand has been high solids, slow flash time, it historically is slow to dry. On plus side the new meallics are great and dry faster. The universal formula sprays tooo thick with poor atomization. Closer to a undercoating finish than a “paint”. The nozzle tends to clog easily and poorly covers small details. If used once then reused a week later the paint shows a worse coverage and showed trash of some type in the pattern. If you need to spray paint the best Rustoleum is the “professional” labeled product over a sandable primer. That way you have better spray coverage and can prep the surface smoother.



  • Betsy Says:
    July 1st, 2012 at 10:24 am

    The new trigger is terrible! I need two hands to even get it to spray and then it’s hit or miss. If something isn’t broken, why “fix” it? I’ll never buy it again! Have heard others complain about this also. What a disaster!



  • Brenda Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    can this be used to repaint a bath tub if not what can you use to redo your bath tub color


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