Meet the rust buster

Rust neutralizer renews rusted metal

Rusted metal dampening your day? Get a fresh start with rust neutralizer. It coats the rust, protects the surface, and becomes the primer for your finish paint.

What is a rust neutralizer?

A rust neutralizer removes rust from metal surfaces such as iron, steel, and other ferrous metals. It seals rust and creates a neutral surface that is ready for priming and painting. The tough polymers in rust neutralizer form a protective bond, and it typically dries in minutes. That means your projects can get completed quickly.

How to use a rust dissolver

You’ll be amazed at how effective rust removers and neutralizers can be. You’ll just need a few items:

  • Safety glasses and gloves
  • Dust brush and dust mask
  • Clean rags
  • Paintbrush
  • Rust dissolver jelly for heavily rusted surfaces
  • Rust neutralizer for minor applications

Follow these easy steps:

Safety: Work in a well-ventilated area and always wear gloves and safety glasses. Put down drop cloths to avoid damaging the floor finish.

Sand: Wear a dust mask for this part. Sand away any loose rust particles or peeling paint from the surface you are working on. Dust the object off to prepare for the next step.

Apply product: If you are using a rust remover or dissolver jelly, apply it liberally to the rusted surface with a brush and allow it to work for 5 to 10 minutes. After the rust has been loosened, wipe it away with rags or paper towels and dispose of these. Now you are ready to prime and paint the surface.

Working with a rust neutralizer is even easier. After a light sanding and dusting off, apply some rust neutralizer with a brush or try a rust neutralizer spray in a can. It will seal in the rust and create a tough polymer coating that is ready for primer and paint. You can work quickly because the rust neutralizer dries in just 20 minutes. For some surfaces, a second coat will improve the appearance.

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Rust neutralizers for every application

Loctite rust neutralizer comes in several varieties.

Loctite Extend Rust Neutralizer is a fast-drying latex coating that is applied to rusted metal. It stops rust and prepares the surface for fresh paint. It coats and protects the surface and can act as a primer for the finish coat.

Loctite Extend Rust Neutralizer spray is great for smaller or unusually shaped objects. It has the same great features as the brush-on version and sets in 20 minutes.

For heavily rusted surfaces, try Loctite Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver. It removes rust from metal surfaces, such as iron, steel, and other ferrous metals, and it will also remove bluing from steel. It is easy to clean up with water. It works in just 5-10 minutes and allows you to move right to painting when completed.