Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating is a paint that renew, recoats and enhance the appearance of unfinished or finished metal truck beds. This paint prevents damages caused by scratches corrosion, rust and weather conditions. This truck bed paint is fast drying and creates a textured finish that forms to the contours of truck beds and other areas to cover evenly and protect the entire surface without the need for a primer. It is suitable for use on properly prepared surfaces to create a textured protective coating on running boards, bedrails, and more.
Features of Truck Bed Coating
- Eliminate the necessity of primer.
- Offer prevention from rust, corrosion and scratches.
- Durable, non-skid finish.
- Manufactured with stops rust technology.
- Suitable to use for truck beds fenders, steps areas, trailers etc.
NOTE: Use Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating Roller to apply for best results.
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How to Apply Truck Bed Paint?
Suitable Conditions to Paint
Use outdoors or in a well ventilated area such as an open garage. Use when temperature is between 55°F (13°C) and 90°F (32°C) and humidity is below 85% to ensure proper drying. Do not use on surfaces that will be exposed to rain or moisture within 24 hours after application.
Bare Metal or Sound Rust Surfaces: Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with a commercial detergent, or other suitable cleaning method. Rinse with fresh water and allow to thoroughly dry. For proper adhesion, sand the entire surface to be coated with the scuff pad included in the Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Applicator Kit (sold separately) or medium grit sandpaper and then remove all sanding dust with a clean cloth. Protect and mask off all surrounding areas to prevent paint splatter.
Previously Painted/Coated Surfaces: Use a wire brush to remove any loose or peeling paint or coatings. Sand the entire truck bed surface with medium grit sandpaper or scuff pad. Thoroughly clean the area with detergent and water, rinse and then allow to dry thoroughly before applying Truck Bed Coating.
Spray (Recommended): Read and follow all sprayer manufacturer’s safety and operating instructions before using. Remember do not thin the coating to improve spray performance. Adjust the various control options on the sprayer to achieve preferred spray performance. Stir coating thoroughly before pouring into the container. Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating is a thicker coating so it is recommended that you start with the highest material flow setting and then gradually decrease the flow to suit your particular spraying needs. Before spraying your object, apply the spray pattern to a test surface. For maximum durability, apply 2-3 coats at the recommended coverage rate. Always apply a thin coat of material on the first pass and allow to dry before applying a second; a slightly heavier coat. The first light coat provides a base for better adhesion so the paint does not run off the smooth surface or sag. Remember to spray parallel to the surface at the recommended distance with smooth passes at a steady speed starting and ending your spray pattern for each pass off of the surface you are coating. When spraying larger surfaces, overlap each pass by at least 50% to help ensure consistent coverage. Wipe the tip of the spray gun periodically between passes to avoid build-up and dripping.
Application Via Brush: Mix thoroughly to ensure any settled pigment is redispersed. Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating is ready to use. Do not thin or tint. For best results, apply Truck Bed Coating with Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Applicator Kit (sold separately) and follow all directions accordingly or apply using a high quality solvent resistant foam roller. For maximum durability, apply 3-4 coats at the recommended coverage rate of 140-160 sq.ft./gal.
Properties of Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating Paint
|Weight||946 ml and 3.78 Ltrs|
|Recommended Dry Film
Thickness (DFT) per Coat
|1.5-2.5 mils (37.5-62.5µ)|
|Practical Coverage at Recommended
DFT (assumes 15% material loss)
|140-160 sq. ft./3.78 Ltrs and 35-40 sq. ft./946 ml|
|Dry Times at 70-80F
(21-27°C) and 50% Relative Humidity
|1-2 hours to touch, re-coat after 2 hours and 24 hours to fully cure|
|Resin Type||Alkyd Modified Acrylic|
|Pigment Type||Carbon Black|
|Solvents||Acetone, 1-Chloro-4-Trifluoromethyl Benzene, Toluene|
|Dry Heat Resistance||200°F (93°C)|
|Flash Point||-3°F (-27°C)|
|Shelf Life||5 Years|
|Safety Information||For additional information, see MSDS|
|Technical Data Sheet||Click here|