Gator Finishings Joins the Rust-Oleum Family!

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Today, we’re giving a big Creator’s Studio welcome to the newest member of the Rust-Oleum family: Ali Industries! Rust-Oleum has acquired Ali Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of sandpaper and other abrasives. Headquartered in Fairborn, Ohio, Ali Industries is the largest acquisition in our history so far.

Ali Industries, commercially known as Gator Finishing Products, is a market-leading innovator and offers finishing products for power sanding, hand sanding, cutting and grinding, and floor sanding. Its products are used on many surfaces, including wood, metal and paint. As most DIY projects require surface prep, including sanding, this makes for a perfect partnership for Rust-Oleum.

While project prep can be one of the most tedious parts of a DIY project, any DIYer worth their salt knows that proper preparations have a huge impact on the final results. That’s why we’re thrilled to have the line of Gator Finishing Products under the Rust-Oleum umbrella!

We’re also super excited about the library of videos on the Gator Finishing website. Check these DIY projects and more:

DIY Cutting Board/Butcher Block


Repairing Water Damaged Drywall


Mid-Century Modern Stereo Cabinet


Refinishing a Smoke Damaged Chest


Do you have any questions about Gator products or about project prep? Share them with us in the comments below.