🤔 Inquiring Minds: Creator’s Studio member questions answered

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Back by popular demand! We've been running an Ask the Expert activity, where members ask their questions and our Rust-Oleum team members reply. There's still time to get in on the action - ask your questions ➡️ here

Q: Can you use tinted/colored wax on top of your paint that has your triple thick polyurethan sealant and then seal over the wax with another coat of poly? I used your paint - the metallic one - and tinted it to make my own metallic color (which turned out phenomenal by the way) and I used your polycrylic to put a sealant on it and now I'm going to use wax in the accent places to draw attention to those but I was wondering if I can put a coat of polycrylic over that wax. @Fallenangelks

A: Great questions! If you consider use of a polycrylic or polyurethane, you'll want to give it proper curing time (generally 7-10 days), before considering. Please also keep in mind that if you're using a light colored base, and use a water-based clear, you do run the risk of it yellowing. It's always a good idea to test the application to ensure desired results.

With wax, we also recommend that you wait a full 7-10 days before applying. One thing to keep in mind; however, when it pertains to wax, is that you will likely need to wax it more frequently due to the nature of the application. Wax isn't generally a permanent solution.

We hope this helps! - @Nicole

Q: What is the best way to use Rust-Oleum spray paint inside? So I have limited access to outdoor space to spray paint and have seen pictures before I believe of great terracotta and or other spray painted planters. I would like to spray paint mine to coordinated colors but have to do this inside what’s your best advice for using your spray paints inside so you still achieve the paints desired look. Examples like the hammered spray paint. - @hale5torm08

A: We hate to disappoint, but we advise against spraying inside. Even though you can protect surroundings, you'd be surprised that it can end up in your vents and travel through the house. For best results, we'd highly suggest use of a brush on paint for your application.

Take a look at the Rust-Oleum Hammered Brush On Paint, as this may work well for you! - @Nicole

Q: How do you remove spray paint from your hands after painting? - @Kathy Riebel

A: I think we've all been there, Kathy, but rest assured, we can help!

To remove paint off of your hands, just take a little cooking oil, mayo, or baby oil and it'll take it right off for you! It may require a little elbow grease, but it'll definitely help. Please avoid use of solvents or chemicals, as these can be dangerous. We hope this helps! - @Nicole

Q: There are so many primers available. It would be great if you could break down the details for each and give real life examples of which to use when. - @Leahwiebe

A: We get it, Leah, primers can certainly be daunting! The good news; however, is that they do not have to be!

Often times, they're specific to an application. For example, let's say you had a piece of metal, well, almost all of our primers could be used. But, if you have galvanized metal, that would require a water-based primer since an oil-based wouldn't adhere properly.

Here's a chart that may help (find the downloadable pdf below). 

Always remember that we're just a call away if you need additional guidance on picking the right primer. We can be reached at 888-855-1774, we hope this helps! - @Nicole

Stay tuned for more Creator's Studio member questions and Rust-Oleum expert responses!