Rust-Oleum Home FAQs

Rust-Oleum HOME FAQs

  • 6.

    Will Rust-Oleum® HOME adhere to caulk?

    Rust-Oleum® HOME will adhere to any non-silicone, paintable caulk, such as DAP Kwik Dry. However, it's recommended that you apply Rust-Oleum® HOME prior to any caulking. If silicone caulk is present ,we suggest removing it before painting. Any generic caulk brand can be applied AFTER floor is coated with Rust-Oleum® HOME.
  • 7.

    Can Rust-Oleum® HOME be used on waxed floors?

    No. Wax needs to be removed before applying the coating.
  • 8.

    How do I clean my floor after it has been coated with Rust-Oleum® HOME Interior Floor Coating System?

    A fully cured floor can be cleaned with mild soap and water after 7 days. Do not use an abrasive cleaner.
  • 9.

    Can Rust-Oleum® HOME be used on vertical surfaces?

    Rust-Oleum® HOME is recommended for horizontal surfaces, but can be used on vertical surfaces too. We recommend the Rust-Oleum® HOME Top Coat be brush applied in that case with a good quality synthetic brush, or if roller applied, use two thin coats.
  • 10.

    How do I test a small area of my floor before applying Rust-Oleum® HOME?

    All flooring should be tested for adhesion before coating the entire floor. Clean a small 3”x3” inconspicuous area, let dry. Apply Base Coat over area and allow to dry for 12 hours. Using a utility knife, make an X in the coating down to the flooring. Apply a 4” piece of duct tape over the X and press firmly. Remove the tape with one quick pull. If more than 10% of the coating comes off, the floor will need to be sanded with 60-80 grit sand paper before coating the entire floor.