Agriguard Rust Coater was designed to be applied in exterior environments. It can be applied on all types of items from flower boxes to tractors. Agriguard may be rolled, brushed or even sprayed on a variety of metal substrates, directly over marginally prepared surfaces and even over rust! Follow our simple 3-step process for exceptional long-term protection. Be sure to review the instructions carefully and always wear gloves, eye protection and clothing to protect your skin from contact.
Gloves, paint can opener, scotchbright pad or sandpaper, mixing cup, stir stick, paint brush, can lip guard.
Apply Directly Over Rust
Agriguard is engineered to coat DIRECTLY over rust. Sandblasting and removing all rust from the surface is NOT required.
Remove Loose Rust & Debris
Loose rust can be removed using a scotch-bright pad, palm sander or wire brush. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE ALL THE RUST. Just get rid of the loose rust. This will help to ensure that the surface has adequate integrity to properly accept Agriguard.
No Cleaners Needed!
Chemical treatments or rust converters are not necessary. It is also not necessary for you to clean the surface with a detergent or water prior to the application of Agriguard.
Make sure to wear proper skin and eye protection before ever opening Agriguard. Carefully open your can of Agriguard to avoid any spills.
Do Not Shake! Gently mix Agriguard with a wooden stir stick prior to application. Mixing will help to ensure even consistency of material for your application.
Pour into Application Vessel:
It is very important to limit any spills or mess when applying Agriguard. Therefor we always recommend using a separate mixing cup to hold your paint in during application.
Clean the Can Lip:
When finished pouring off Agriguard, be sure to thoroughly clean the lip of the can prior to re-sealing. Any excess material left in the lip of the can will harden and make the lid very difficult to open for future use,
Only apply in ventilated areas. Once Agriguard has been mixed and poured into a separate vessel, you are ready to apply.
Agriguard may be brushed, rolled or sprayed depending on the particular needs of your project. Use only high-quality china bristle brushes and if rolling, a urethane or phenolic resin core. If spraying Agriguard, always use a NIOSH approved respirator with face-guard. Sprayed fumes are hazardous.
Apply Agriguard evenly over the surface with 1-2 cross coats to ensure proper and even coverage. In general, you can plan on around 500 square feet per gallon of coverage per coat. Coverage will be approximately 70% of that if spraying the material.
Agriguard should be dry within 3-4 hours following application. It will tend to dry faster in warmer and more humid environments.
Top-coating Agriguard is not necessary, however if you are top-coating be sure to complete your topcoat within 4-8 hours after the material has dried to ensure proper inter-coat adhesion.