Owtatrol oil as a rust inhibitor being used on a metal fence

Using Owatrol Oil as a Rust Inhibitor

Owatrol Oil is a product that wears many hats; it is a rust inhibitor, a paint conditioner and it also helps adhesion of finishes.

Owatrol Oil is a versatile, highly penetrating air drying oil and when used as a rust inhibitor, it provides a tough, flexible finish, driving out excess moisture and air; displacing it from rusted metal, stopping rust from doing any more damage.

Using Owatrol Oil as a rust inhibitor

Owatrol Oil penetrates deep, through the rusted metal to the good metal underneath, isolating it and protecting it from further rusting.

As it is a penetrating oil it can be used directly on the rusted surfaces. However, be sure to remove any loose flaking rust, paint, grease or any other contaminants before applying Owatrol Oil.

Owtatrol oil as a rust inhibitor being used on metal gates

Application

Using Owatrol Oil on new clean steel

First prime new steel with a mix of 1 part Owatrol Oil to 3 parts primer. Then follow with normal paint system adding Owatrol Oil to subsequent coats as directed under ‘Mixing instructions’ on the Owatrol Oil product page.

Using Owatrol Oil on lightly rusted surfaces

First prime the surface with a mix of 1 part Owatrol Oil to 2 parts primer. Then follow with normal paint system adding Owatrol Oil to subsequent coats as directed under ‘Mixing instructions’ on the Owatrol Oil product page.

Using Owatrol Oil on new unpainted rusty steel

First prime the surface with a mix of 1 part Owatrol Oil to 1 part Primer. Then follow with normal paint system adding Owatrol Oil to subsequent coats as directed under ‘Mixing instructions’ on the Owatrol Oil product page.

Using Owatrol Oil on old, severely rusted or previously coated surfaces

  • Apply wet on wet applications of Owatrol Oil to all exposed rust until fully saturated and allow it to dry.
  • Saturation is indicated by a uniform glossy appearance to the surface when Owatrol Oil is dry.
  • Before Owatrol Oil has hardened, check the surfaces and remove rust scale and old paint loosened by the above. If needed, touch up these areas.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Next, apply a mix of 1 part Owatrol Oil to 2 parts primer and allow to dry. Then follow with normal paint system adding Owatrol Oil to subsequent coats as directed under ‘Mixing instructions’ on the Owatrol Oil product page.

Note: Owatrol Oil will not lift well bonded paint.

Take a look at our demonstration video to see just how easy and effective Owatrol Oil is.

If you have any queries regarding the use of Owatrol Oil, or any other Owatrol products, please feel free to contact us.

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