Frequently Asked Questions


From general questions about painting and staining, to specific questions about Rust-Oleum products, let us help you answer common questions about surfaces and coatings.

  • Garage FAQs

    1. When should I seal or coat my concrete?
    2. How do I test for presence of moisture?
    3. How do you get moisture out of a concrete floor?
    4. Should new concrete be sealed? When should that happen?
    5. Can I use concrete coatings on a basement floor?
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    Chalked Paint FAQs

    1. What substrates does Chalked paint apply to?
    2. Is additional prep needed for specific substrates?
    3. Do I need to prime before I start my Chalked paint project?
    4. Do I need to sand before starting my Chalked paint project?
    5. Is Chalked paint environmentally friendly?
  • Rust-Oleum HOME FAQs

    1. Do I need to apply a primer before using Rust-Oleum® HOME?
    2. Can Rust-Oleum® HOME be used on garage floors or carport floors?
    3. Where can I use Rust-Oleum® HOME?
    4. Will the paint adhere to grout?
    5. Do I have to use both the Base Coat and the Top Coat?