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Rust Effect

Artisan Special Effects


Galvanised exposure. Create contrast in your space with an industrial tactile feel that you can sculpt. Our two-step Rust Effect system puts you in control. Apply the Rust Effect paint with the Rust Activator Solution and watch as oxidisation occurs, leaving walls and painted objects with natural shades of earthy rusted iron. The Rust Effect system brings downtown cool to your feature walls and creates a centrepiece out of garden ornaments and accessories.


Artisan Rust Effect is a two-part paint system, which when paired, oxidises, leaving walls and painted objects with natural shades of earthy rusted iron. Ideal for interior and exterior projects. A statement making scene on its own or balance organically with leafy green fauna and woven textures.


Brush around the edges of the wall and then apply 2 generous coats of Artisan Rust Effect paint with a wide brush allowing the first coat to fully dry before re-coating. Rust Effect paint is best applied in random brush strokes. Allow both coats to dry for 12 hours before applying Artisan Rust Activator Solution.

Please note this paint will look matt black when applied before application of the Rust Activator Solution.

For further information on prep, application, dry time and coverage please see our Craig & Rose Artisan Technical Data Sheets.


Our products are proudly manufactured and packed in Scotland and will be with you within 3-5 working days. Delivery to remote postcodes may take longer.

FREE DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND when your total order value is over £50 OR when you order three or more sample pots (this applies to sample pots from the 1829 Collection only) OR when you purchase any of our Colour Patch products (free shipping invalid when additional items added to the cart that do not meet our free shipping criteria)

STANDARD DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND is £6.00 for orders under £50 which do not meet the above free delivery requirements.