Want to create a feature wall with a real difference? Dulux Design Rust makes creating an authentic, rusted iron finish on just about any surface.

Products you will need

  • Dulux Rust Effect base paint and Dulux Rust Effect Solution.
  • Quality masking tape.
  • A paint stirrer and drop sheet.
  • A wide paint brush.
  • Wide-top shallow container for the Rust Effect Solution.


  • Carefully read and follow the instructions on the product label.
  • Surface must be clean, dry and free from dust, oils and grease.
  • Mask off the area with painter’s tape – where you don’t want any paint.
  • Stir the paint well with a paint stirrer using an up and down scooping action. Make sure you scrape the bottom of the can to ensure particles are evenly distributed.
  • Practice your application technique on a large, spare piece of board.


  1. Brush around the edges of the wall.
  2. Apply the first two coats of Dulux Rust Effect with a wide brush using random brush strokes. Allow 12 hours between coats.
  3. After 12 hours, apply 2 coats of Dulux Rust Effect Solution over the dry Rust Effect with a wide brush in random brush strokes. Apply a light mist of water to aid the rusting process. Allow 8 hours between coats.
  4. Rust residue may be rubbed off when touched.

Handy Tips

  • Do not roll or spray.
  • On exterior surfaces the rust effect will continue to develop over time.
  • To avoid rub-off and run-off seal with one coat of Berger® Jet Dry® Stone & Paving Sealer in Natural finish mixed with water at a 1:1 ratio. Note that a clear coat will change the appearance of the rust effect.
  • Rust residue may be rubbed off when touched.

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