• Rust-Oleum CombiColor
  • Rust-Oleum CombiColor
  • Rust-Oleum CombiColor
  • Rust-Oleum CombiColor

Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original


The ultimate direct to metal paint providing years of protection in minutes.

  • Available in 4,400+ colours, inc. RAL, RAL Design, BS, NCS, NCS 2050 and Metallics
  • Apply to bare, manually derusted or ready primed mild steel
  • Primer and metal topcoat in one
  • Interior/exterior use
  • Sag resistant - leaves no brush/roller strokes

Please note: Colours are sold in the nearest tin size but actual paint volume per tin may vary up to 10% depending on colour.

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Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original is a primer and topcoat in one for interior and exterior use on bare metal, manually de-rusted metal, surfaces primed with Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion, or previously painted surfaces. Rust-Oleum CombiColor has excellent opacity (hiding power) and sag resistance, leaving no brush or roller strokes, and provides good drying properties even at low temperatures.

Rust-Oleum CombiColor is a one coat maintenance system for metal, providing superior metal protection, even when applied direct to rust. It remains flexible and does not become brittle or flake with movement. Rust-Oleum CombiColor is intended for brush and roller application and can also be applied by air spray.

CombiColor Colours Available

There are 4,400+ different colours available from CombiColor's colour chart available to buy here. Please select the colour/shade above when making your order, and if there is a colour you require which is not listed such as RAL, BS and NCS colours, please contact our customer support team on 0113 2455450 and we will endeavour to match your needs.

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Features & Benefits

  • Long-lasting protection in minutes - all weather resistant
  • Interior & exterior use
  • Sag resistant, no brush strokes
  • Direct application to rust or bare metal
  • Primer and topcoat in one
  • Low odour – VOC Compliant
    • Lead- and chromate free
  • High coverage: 10.3 m² per litre
  • One coat hiding, good flow properties
  • Dilutable with Rust-Oleum 7301 CombiColor Thinner
  • Usable down to 5°C
  • Available in virtually any colour - RAL, BC & NCS.
  • Heat resistant up to 90°C (dry heat)
  • Corrosion protection (in light industrial environments)

Product Specification

Technical Data
Density: Gloss: 1,07±0,09; Satin: 1,12±0,10
Solids content in volume: Gloss: 53-57%; Satin: 48-52%
Heat Resistance: 90°C (dry heat); at elevated temperatures discoloration may occur.
Recommended Wet Film Thickness 100 μm
Recommended Dry Film Thickness 55 μm
Theoretical Consumption 10.3 m²/l at 55 μm dry, depending on colour.
Practical Consumption Practical coverage depends on many factors such as porosity and roughness of the substrate and material losses during application.

Preperation & Application


Surface Preparation

Remove oil, grease and all other surface contaminations by alkaline or high pressure (steam) cleaning in combination with appropriate detergents. Remove rust scale, loose mill scale, loose rust and loose coatings by scraping and wire brushing to St 3 (ISO 8501-1 : 1988), light blast cleaning or sanding. Sand intact coatings to roughen the surface slightly. The surface must be clean and dry during application. Galvanised, Zinc and Aluminium surfaces have to be primed first with CombiPrimer Tack Coat 3302.


Direction For Use

To ensure homogeneity, coating materials should be thoroughly stirred prior to use.


Application Conditions

Temperature of air, substrate and coating material between 5° and 35°C and relative humidity below 85%. The substrate temperature must be at least 3°C above dew point.


Application & Thinning


Up to 10% volume RUST-OLEUM Thinner 7301. Use natural bristles, long hair brushes.



Up to 10% volume RUST-OLEUM Thinner 7301. Use short nap, polyamide 6-12 mm rollers. Roller application may require 2 coats to achieve recommended dry film thickness


Air-Atomised Spray

10-25% volume RUST-OLEUM Thinner 7301. Gravity cup and pressure cup. Tip size: 1.0 - 1.5 mm. Atomising pressure: 2 - 4 bar.


Equipment Cleaning & Spills

Use RUST-OLEUM Thinner 7301 or RUST-OLEUM Thinner 160.


Maximum dry film thickness per coat: 75 μm dry, equals 135 μm wet. To avoid inhomogeneous appearance with aluminum coloured coatings it is recommended to spray 7311 with HVLP. CombiColor Metal 7300/7400 can be recoated with 7300 Aerosols within 4 hours or after 72 hours.

Drying Times

30°C 20°C/RH 50% 10°C
Touch dry: 1 ½ hours 2 hours 3 hours
Dry to handle: 6 hours 8 hours 16 hours
Dry to recoat: 8 hours 16 hours 24 hours
Fully cured: 5 days 7 days 14 days

Safety Data

VOC level: 439 g/l
VOC readymix: 495 g/l
VOC category: A/i
VOC limit: 500 g/l
Grenelle: A+

Product Details

Data sheet

For Use By
Professional Use
For Use By
For Use By
General Use
For Use By
Industrial Use
Interior / Exterior Use
Interior & Exterior
Water / Solvent Based
Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
Metal, Mild Steel, Cast Iron
Application Method
Brush, Roller, Air-Atomised Spray
Satin, gloss
Fully Tintable
Single, Two or Three Pack
Single, Two or Three Pack
Base Type
Urethane modified alkyd
Mixing Ratio
Key Features
Primer Finish, Direct to Rust, Flexible, Sag Resistant
Touch Dry (at 20°C)
2 hours
Dry to Handle (at 20°C)
8 hours
Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
16 hours
Fully Cured (at 20°C)
7 days
Pot Life (at 20°C)
10.3 m² per litre
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Rust-Oleum 7301 CombiColor Thinner
Unit Contents
Compatible Primers
Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion, Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion
Compatible Topcoats
Max. Application Temperature
Min. Application Temperature
Gloss and Matt 1.07 ± 0.09, Satin 1.12 ± 0.10
Solids by Volume
Gloss and Matt 53-57%, Satin 48-52%
Heat Resistance (up-to)
90°C (dry heat)
Shelf Life (from date of manufacture)
60 months
UN Number
Product Type
Fastest Delivery
Next Working Day

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

questions James on 2022-10-25 12:06:28

Whats the coverage for 1L and 2.5L tins? the coverage information doesnt provide what size tin this is. Thanks


The coverage rate per coat for this paint is 10.3m² per litre.

A 2.5ltr tin will cover 25.75m² in one coat.

questions Gordon Spencer on 2022-09-28 09:00:23

hello can you supply Combi colour in satin or matt finish please


This product is available mixed to many RAL, NCS or BS colours in a satin or gloss finish.

Ready mixed white and black are available in matt, satin or a gloss finish.

questions Mrs HIBBERT on 2022-08-14 12:30:13

Could you please let me know if this would be suitable for a 7 year old metal shed roof that has patches of surface rust. Thank you.


Unfortunately no, this paint is not suitable for use on a roof.

Assuming the metal roof is clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet, all rust is removed prior to application, we can recommend Rust-Oleum Mathys Noxyde Peganox.

This is available in a range of colours in a satin gloss finish.

questions Ross on 2022-08-03 16:11:17

Hi, I want to paint a fruit press, specifically the tray at the bottom of the press. (something like this https://www.polsinelli.it/en/-55-ratchet-wine-press-P54.htm). Is this paint food safe? If not what could I use? Many thanks.


Unfortunately no, we do not have product tested as food safe we can recommend.

questions Louise on 2022-08-02 12:02:18

Hi, Can you supply this in brushed gold finish?


This product can be applied by brush, roller or spray and is available in a range of standard colours including ready mixed gold, or many RAL, NCS or BS colours.

This is a smooth finish paint.

questions Joel on 2022-07-19 12:04:26

Are you able to use a thinner to dilute it and use it in a spray gun?


This can be applied by air atomised spray, for this application method it can be thinned between 10 and 25% by volume with Rust-Oleum 7301 CombiColor Thinner.

questions Paula Trounce on 2022-07-17 11:23:04

Do you know what colour Triumph White 19 would be? It was used on the Herald and Vitesse


Unfortunately we cannot mix to automotive paint codes.

We would recommend viewing a physical RAL, NCS or BS colour chart to find a suitable colour match.

questions Chris on 2022-04-21 16:55:12

Hi, Can this product be used to change the colour of painted garden bench frames. Kind Regards


Assuming the bench frames are metal then yes, Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original would be ideally suited.

questions Nick Kemp on 2022-03-10 12:49:53

i have got to recoat some dock levellers for a client, they are already yellow would i be able to paint straight over, not sure what paint was used before, and can i use it on metal as well as power floated concrete floors.


Unfortunately this paint is not suitable for application to concrete floors or any area subject to foot or vehicle traffic.

For any other previously painted area we would recommend testing for compatibility and adhesion prior to full application.

Regarding application to bare prepared metals that are not subject to vehicle or foot traffic, assuming the substrate is steel Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosionshould be used prior to application.

For galvanised steel,aluminium or stainless steel Rust-Oleum 3202 Galvinoleum Primer should be used.

questions Anne Hatt on 2022-02-03 10:31:45

Hi I would like to paint a metal container that I have just brought to use as a garden room. It has a combination of painted surfaces and rust patches. I would like to use a paint to help weatherproof and protect the exterior metal and hide all the rusted areas so it looks good. The container measures 20ft x 8ft and I would need to paint the top and both sides but not the 2 ends. Please can you advise me on the best paint to buy and also how much I would need for this please. Many thanks, Anne


Prior to application of any paint to the steel container all rust should be removed, it must be clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheets.

For the roof area would recommend Rust-Oleum Mathys Fillcoat, this is available in a black, light grey or dark grey.

For the vertical surfaces we would recommend two coats of Rust-Oleum 7500 Alkythane with any bare metal aras primed first with one coat of Rust-Oleum 569/580 QD Metal Primer.

This can be mixed to many RAL, NCS and BS colours in a satin or gloss finish.

The coverage rates per coat are 0.5 to 1m² per litre for Rust-Oleum Mathys Fillcoat, 10.5m² per litre for Rust-Oleum 7500 Alkythane and 12.8m² per litre for Rust-Oleum 569/580 QD Metal Primer.

questions Raj on 2022-01-04 16:37:41

I used Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original RAL 7026 (Granite Grey) on bare metal applying one coat using a roller. I want to change the colour to RAL 9004 (Signal Black). Can I just use Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original RAL 9004 (Signal Black) straight on top of the already painted metal?


Yes this can be applied to metal previously painted with Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original assuming the previously applied paint is fully cured, clean, dry, sound it will require sanding prior to application.

questions Alan on 2021-08-27 21:43:22

Can this paint be applied directly to car body paint


A test patch would be recommended to check adhesion as we wouldn't normally recommend a single pack paint be applied over a 2 pack finish.

questions Jane on 2021-08-11 20:38:38

Is CombiColor suitable to use on oxidised copper/verdigris?


Asssuming the copper is not exposed to any heat exposure, it is clean dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet is can be used.

The substrate should be primed first with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion

questions Dianne on 2021-07-28 01:29:44

I am looking for a deep blue black colour for cast iron plant urns (outdoors) - I see you do have the colour I would like available in this product. I am planning on priming these first with your Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion - are both these products, CombiPrimer and the CombiColor, suitable for cast iron? The urns will be professionally sandblasted to remove old paint and any rust prior to priming. Many thanks. Dianne


Assuming the cast iron pots are clean, dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the technical data sheet both of those products are suitable, we would recommend 2 coats of the Combicolor.

questions Ross on 2021-07-06 06:23:49

Hi, can this paint be applied to a fridge. Thanks


Thank you for the enquiry, unfortunately we do not have a product to recommend for this application.

questions Ian on 2021-07-03 10:01:36

I have painted some of my steel components with Rustoleum CombiColor but the colour match to the original is poor. What is the best way to strip the new paint off and start again?


This paint once cured can be sanded or blasted off.

questions Yvonne on 2021-05-10 14:01:40

Hi, I have a large set of metal gates that are already painted black. I am going to have them degreased and power washed off. I am not sure what type of metal they are do I need to find this out before I order paint? Also I’m looking for a Matt black I don’t want gloss which would you suggest?


Assuming the metal gates are previously painted, there are no bare metal areas and it is prepared as detailed in the Technical data sheet we can recommend Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original.

This is available in matt black.

If the gates are steel and there are bare metal areas this should be primed with Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion.

If the gates are galvanised, bare areas should be primed with Rust-Oleum PVDF Primer.

questions Mike Hutchinson on 2021-02-25 15:20:12

I want to paint a Cardale garage door, it is a steel door which is foil laminate coated to provide the appearance of a real timber garage door in rosewood. Will this product be suitable or do I need a primer? Was looking at RAL7015 or 7024.


No this product cannot be used on a foil laminate.

Assuming the foil laminate is thick enough to be sanded, is clean dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the Technical Data Sheet we can recommend Rust-Oleum CombiColor Multi-Surface.

We would advise to test for compatibility and adhesion on a small area prior to full application.

This can be mixed to many RAL and BS colours in a matt, satin or gloss finish.

questions Chris on 2021-01-19 11:50:50

Can this be used directly on new galvanized steel?


Assuming the galvanised steel is clean dry, sound and prepared as detailed in the Technical data sheet we can recommend first priming with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion prior to applying Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original.

questions Jon-Luke on 2020-07-20 11:55:39

The data sheet gives a recoat time, and a cure time which is great. The cure is around 7 days a 20c. However I want to put multiple coats for this product on and would usually do this as soon as possible. If the paint has cured, I would certainly sand it to get a key again. However can I put several coats on before it is fully cured without sanding, would it still bond well as the paint is still curing?


The overcoat time is 16hours @20°C between coats. Two coats are recommended, sanding is not required between coats if the overcoat times are followed.

questions James on 2020-07-07 12:39:33

Hi. Is this safe to use in a shed with livestock in it


We have no test data providing advice on what impact it would have if the dried coating is licked or ingested. It is also solvent based so solvent could be in the air during application which we'd recommend the animals not be exposed to.

questions Helen  on 2020-06-21 16:09:05

I have metal windows with glass held in with putty . Can I use combicolor original over the wholewindow . Ie metal frame and putty . I want some rust protection on the metal inside and out .


Unfortunately Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original cannot be applied to the putty, assuming the window frames are steel, clean, dry and prepared as in the technical data sheet, Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original is suitable for this application.

questions Rosie on 2020-05-27 11:18:38

I am looking for a deep purple paint to paint both the cast drain pipes on my house and the masonry windowframes. If I find a sample of the colour I'd like are you able to match it and would one paint do both purposes?


Yes we are able to colour match a physical sample and assuming both surfaces are previously painted we would suggest Rust-Oleum CombiColor Multi-Surface.

questions phil on 2020-05-22 22:39:28

Hi could I use Combi colour on lead flashing that has previously been painted with a different product but is now looking a bit tired, or could you recommend a product that would suffice. Thanks


For application to aged lead, we would instead suggest the Rust-Oleum CombiColor Multi-Surface.

questions Bert  on 2020-05-05 11:23:00

Hello, can you use this to paint granite work surfaces ?


No this cannot be used for Granite work surfaces.

questions Anita Philpott on 2020-04-29 16:41:43

I have a black fake metal wood burner that I only use for the flame effect. I want to paint it cream. Can I use combi colour original for this or do I need the one that has the primer in it as well?


Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original has a maximum heat resistance of 80°c, assuming the wood burner does not exceed this temperature, is clean, dry, abraded prior to application you can use Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original.

questions Raymond Power on 2020-04-26 17:43:19

Can this be used on painted aluminium garden furniture? Will it need undercoating first? Thanks


Assuming the furniture's painted surface is intact, clean, dry and abraded, Rust-Oleum CombiColor Original can be used directly over the existing paint for this application.

In any areas back to bare aluminium we recommend to spot prime with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion prior to application.

questions Andrew on 2019-07-16 12:20:34

I’d like to use this paint on an old cast iron bird bath. Is it safe for wildlife once it has dried?


Unfortunately Rust-Oleum CombiColor won't be suitable for this application due to it not being OK to be used on surfaces with standing/ponding water.

questions Adrienne Hodges on 2019-06-30 14:52:29

How long does the rustoleum combi colour take to dry once applied? Thanks


At 20°C/RH 50% it should take 2 hours to be touch dry, 8 hours to be dry to handle, 16 hours to be dry to recoat and 7 days to fully cure.

questions Philip Green on 2019-05-24 13:38:14

Can I use this paint to spray coat a car chassis and running gear?


Rust-Oleum CombiColor should be applied on bare, manually derusted or Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion primed steel to provide corrosion protection in light industrial environments. It can be applied by brush, roller and air-atomised spray. It is not designed or intended to be used on vehicles but has been used sucessfully by many customers previously through their own choice.

questions james on 2019-05-20 11:35:52

Hi I want to paint some 2 kids radiators a rainbow effect ( about 7 colors): - would this paint be suitable? - is it safe to use indoors? - could I mix colors myself to make another like a blue and yellow to make a green as they are only small radiators and i dont really want to end up with 7 liters of paint.


Rust-Oleum CombiColor is heat resistant up to 90°C (dry heat), so as long as the surfaces being painted didn't exceed this temperature it should be OK. You can mix the colours together as suggested but it will have an solvent smell during use and drying. Rust-Oleum CombiColor is however an industrial product designed for exterior use or interior use in industrial environments so it is not specifically intended for internal home use.

questions Graham Marsh on 2019-02-28 14:26:37

I need a matt white paint for driveway gates, these have been shot blasted, so bare metal. Please advise product and code, also stockists in/near Hereford, Herefordshire. or mail order


Rust-Oleum CombiColor should be ideal for this application but we would suggest the gates are first primed with Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion. Products should be ordered online from our website, delivery is nationwide via Fedex.

questions Gill Graham Maw on 2019-02-02 10:49:40

we need your paint for a grade 1 listed church in Hampshire (Avington) and would like to know the colours please. I think we shall need a grey. It is to go on a red brick Georgian building


You can view colours available in this product by clicking 'Select a different colour'.

questions Gareth Williams  on 2019-01-09 11:42:07

Please advise which paint to use on upvc ie primer and top coat. We require ral 7016 matt finnish. Also require ral 7016 matt for aluminium profiles to cover excisting coat which needs refurb. Thank you.


On both substrates we would recommend priming with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 then finishing with Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt (Water Based).

questions Adam on 2019-01-07 22:03:18

Can I get a sample of the colour I am looking to use?


The best way to check a colour is to buy a 1 litre of CombiColor in the colour you wish to use and apply it to the substrate in question and allow to dry. However we do have printed colour charts which we can post to you first, but these are only approximate and not provide a true representation of the colour.

questions Pete on 2018-12-18 16:13:35

Hi, can you mix rustoleum to colour match a sample? i need to get some mixed to match against a car i am painting but need a good colour match. i can send you an off cut of body work to match against.


Yes as long as it is not a metallic finish as the metallic colours we can offer in CombiColor are limited.

questions Pete on 2018-12-18 16:13:35

Hi, can you mix rustoleum to colour match a sample? i need to get some mixed to match against a car i am painting but need a good colour match. i can send you an off cut of body work to match against.


Yes we can do this as long as it is not metallic or fluorescent shades. Send sample to: Rawlins Paints, Northspeed House, Moorview, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9NF for the attention of the Technical Department. Include your contact details and requirements.

questions Norma  on 2018-11-18 09:41:33

Dear Rawlings, I’m looking for a paint to cover two black garage doors that have been neglected for 25 years. There is no rust but the previous paint is flaking in places . Which paint would you recommend as a one-stop solution?


Rust-Oleum CombiColor would be our recommendation for this. Assuming there are no areas of bare metal, thoroughly clean with something like Rust-Oleum Pre-Paint Cleaner and lightly sand if necessary to provide a key, then apply 2 coats of Rust-Oleum CombiColor in your chosen colour and finish.

Two primers are available for use if required; Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion and Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions Noep on 2018-10-28 16:08:07

I need a bron tan colour please forward your colour options


All colours for Rust-Oleum CombiColor can be seen by clicking 'Select a different colour' on the product page.

questions Angus on 2018-09-11 16:57:00

We have an ornamental cast-iron stag in our garden which I need to repair (don't ask - it's got a broken leg!), fill some small casting holes, rub down and repaint, which I assume is relatively straight forward using your mat, one coat paint/ The problem is, it is currently two-tone painted mat black with bronze highlights - is that effect possible using your CombiColor paints? Kind regards Angus


Rust-Oleum CombiColor is available in almost any RAL, BS or NCS colour in Satin or Gloss finishes, including metallic shades but we only offer black and white in a matt finish and don't offer 'two tone' colours. Alternatively you may prefer to use Rust-Oleum CombiColor Wrought Iron as this has a pleasing matt, metallic black or green finish available.

questions Peter Davies on 2018-09-06 23:21:38

Hi... what is you nearest colour to the now discontinued Hammerite Grey (Direct to metal / hammered finish). Thanks in advance.


We currently offer 5 different grey hammered finish colours across 3 different products - Rust-Oleum CombiColor HammertoneCoo-Var Hammercote Hammered Finish and Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush - Hammered).

questions David  on 2018-08-28 11:19:26

Do you produce a mid- grey metallic combi-colour, gunmetal or similar ?


RAL metallic shades are listed on this products colour options (click 'Select a different colour') - Greys include RAL 9006, 9007, 7048, 9022 and 9023.

questions David on 2018-08-25 11:09:59

Hi What is your nearest gloss combicolor colour to VW alpinweiss (code 90E)? Thanks David


Unfortunately we are unable to mix Automotive colours in this product. We can however match colours if you are able to send us a sample of the colour you would like. Rust-Oleum CombiColor can be mixed to nearly all RAL, BS and NCS colours as well as custom colour matches.

questions Lisa on 2018-08-21 23:13:52

Can I paint over a metal surface previously painted with Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Paint using CombiColor or will the two paints react with one another?


Yes, Rust-Oleum CombiColor should be fine over fully cured Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Paint. Ensure surfaces to paint are clean, well adhered and lightly sanded to provide a key.

questions Tony West on 2018-08-19 16:23:22

Hi do you have a colour chart, Thanks


Yes we do, if you can provide an address we can post one out to you.

questions Phil on 2018-08-01 11:32:38

Are you able to supply tester pots of Rustoleum Combi-colour? I'm looking to paint a vehicle in two tone red / cream and wanted to see the finish on metal before ordering a large amount


Unfortunately not, but we do have a colour chart we can post out to you so you can have a better idea of the colours if you'd like to contact us with your address.

questions Neil on 2018-07-29 12:18:07

Hi, I have a metal walkway leading into a residential property. It has been previously painted but the paint has warn off in some areas. Rust is also forming in some parts. I need something durable, that will prevent further rust and can be applied over the existing paint. Is this suitable? If not is there a product that is ?


Rust-Oleum CombiColor would be ideally suited to this application as long as it is not applied to any areas that are walked on. Prepare thoroughly as per the product data (clean, remove all rust, flaking paint, etc.) then apply Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion to all areas of bare metal (assuming mild steel) and then to primed and previously painted areas (after cleaning and sanding to provide a key) apply 2 coats of Rust-Oleum CombiColor in your chosen colour and finish.

questions Phil on 2018-07-19 21:23:58

Hi, do you sell a clear coat that i can use in a spray gun? Thanks


Rust-Oleum 7500 Alkythane is available in clear and can be spray applied, this is similar to Rust-Oleum CombiColor and may meet your requirements.

questions mike Ockwell on 2018-07-05 12:18:07

Hi do you have a chart with the colours available in the Combicolor range or can you mix to any RAL code? Many thanks Mike


You can click 'Select a different colour' on the Rust-Oleum CombiColor product page on our website or you can provide us with an address and we can post a colour chart out to you. Rust-Oleum CombiColor can be mixed to nearly all RAL, BS and NCS colours as well as custom colour matches.

questions peter mirfin on 2018-06-29 14:46:48

i'm after combicolor in L90e alpine white, a vw colour... can you provide? or do a colour scan? Cheers, Pete


Unfortunately we are unable to mix Automotive colours in this product. We can however match colours if you are able to send us a sample of the colour you would like.

questions Jane on 2018-06-11 16:53:56

Which shade is closest to that of a traditional telephone box? Thanks


We believe the colour used most widely today is BS381C 539, we think pre 1968 the colour was BS381C 538.

questions Warren on 2018-06-10 21:59:38

Hi Can combicolour original be sprayed onto vehicle bumpers


Rust-Oleum CombiColor is not an automotive paint range, however should you wish to test the application on to plastic bumpers we would recommend trying Rust-Oleum CombiColor Multi-Surface instead.

questions martin on 2018-06-10 13:22:08

Can rust-oleum combi colour original, for metal, be applied to bare timber please?


No, we would instead recommend Rust-Oleum CombiColor Multi-Surface for bare timber.

questions Rob on 2018-05-31 17:27:55

Hi can rustoleum, combicolour be mixed in vw pastel white gloss code is L90d Many thanks Rob Jones


Unfortunately we are unable to mix Automotive colours in this product. We can however match colours if you are able to send us a sample of the colour you would like.

questions Tom Paris on 2018-05-31 17:27:54

If I gave you some Pantone References would you be able to tell me the nearest match please?


We would be able to mix and supply a 1lt of  Rust-Oleum CombiColor in our nearest match for you test at the normal product cost, then if sufficient you could order what you require.

questions Una on 2018-05-22 15:39:41

What paint would you suggest to paint metal garage door which has previous black paint and undercoat?


Rust-Oleum CombiColor would be ideal for these, assuming existing paints are well adhered and there are no bare areas, clean and abrade to provide a key and apply 2 coats of CombiColor to all areas.

questions Ben on 2018-05-20 19:20:09

Hello I was wondering if I sent you a paint sample would you be able to match it to the closest colour in the rustoleum range or mix it to the same colour and still provide me with a paint code in case I’d need to reorder the paint if more is needed in the future Thanks Ben


Yes, as long as the colour sample is not metallic or fluorescent please send to;

Rawlins Paints, Northspeed House, Moorview, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9NF.

questions Anna on 2018-05-10 19:45:14

Hello, im looking for a deep red wine colour, burgandy or claret or theatre red.. it looks like the closest you may have is venetian red but im not sure it is quite right. Could you help me find the right colour? It says you will try to match a colour if necessary, thanks


We can provide Rust-Oleum CombiColor in nearly all RAL, BS and NCS colours if you can find a colour suitable within these industry standard colour ranges. If not, then you can post us something showing the colour you require and we can formulate the closest match we can to it.

questions Phil on 2018-04-16 20:34:22

Hi can I use the combi colour on a narrow boat above the waterline if so can I roller it over the existing paint and should I thin it ?


Yes, sand intact coatings to roughen the surface slightly, the surface must be clean and dry during application.

You can thin up to 10 vol. %; with Rust-Oleum 7301 CombiColor Thinner. Use short nap, polyamid (Perlon) 6-12mm rollers. Roller application may require 2 coats to achieve recommended dry film thickness.

questions Eaves on 2018-04-10 14:59:27

Can you offer combo colour paint in brown??

questions Julie on 2018-04-08 13:46:55

Can this be used on rusty galvanised garden seat as a one application


As you have advised the galvanised steel is rusty, we would presume that the substrate is therefore very well aged, meaning that it is therefore possible to consider applying Rust-Oleum CombiColor directly. This should be done after degreasing the surface with a solution of Rust-Oleum Mathys ND14 Cleaner Degreaser, and after de-rusting of the affected areas. One coat is possible, although our best advice remains that application of a second coat will provide the benefits of better appearance and longer life expectancy.

questions Dee  on 2018-02-09 17:27:45

Can I paint this directly onto an old aluminium garage door without sanding or 1st. Sowing some rust on edges at bottom of door but otherwise sound just needs a clean look.


No. The door should be thoroughly cleaned and the rusted areas should be abraded to remove all loose and flaking rust and spot primed with Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion. The rest of the door that is sound, after cleaning should be primed with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion and then overcoated with Rust-Oleum CombiColor in the finish and colour of your choice after 30 minutes.

questions Scott on 2018-01-31 17:24:06

Can this paint be used directly on a previously coated shop front surface?


Assuming the shop front is aluminium/powdercoat we would recommend using Rust-Oleum Pre-Paint Cleaner to prepare the surface then priming with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion and then finishing with Rust-Oleum CombiColor in the colour and finish of your choice. If the shop front has been previously painted with a conventional paint then after cleaning with Rust-Oleum Pre-Paint Cleaner, you can lightly abrade to provide a key and go straight on with CombiColor without the need for Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions Edward on 2017-11-26 20:09:35
Question: Going to sand blast a piece of agricultural machinery mild steel it will be exposed to fertilisers! What paint is best? Kongskilde red! Not sure on ral number?

After blasting we would recommend applying Teamac Rapidry HB Zinc Phosphate Primer followed by Teamac Metalcote Plant Enamel. Unfortunately we have no reference of 'Kongskilde Red' so you would have to either choose the nearest RAL or BS colour or send us a sample to match.

questions Terry Robson on 2017-08-22 06:54:03
Question: I want to be sure Combi-colour paint will be OK to use on pre-painted and rubbed down aluminium patent glazing. While rubbing down, some areas are back to the bare surface. Will the primer/paint combined be enough? Can you advise me please before I start!

Soundly adhered, well prepared previously painted areas can have the CombiColor applied directly. Any bare areas of aluminium must be first primed with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions WAYNE on 2017-08-12 09:02:56
Question: can this be applied to aged powder coated garage doors, in a one coat application ? thanks wayne

On powdercoat we normally recommend cleaning and first priming with 1 coat of Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions Anthony McGuinness on 2017-08-01 22:03:25
Question: I have been told by somebody who has used this paint, that it can be applied to PVC window frames. He used it for this purpose approx 1 year ago and so far so good. Do you know if it will be suitable for this application? I know you do a 2 in 1 plastic paint but don't do the colour I want in that range. Thanks

If you want to apply the CombiColor original to PVC you would need to first prime with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions John Blanning on 2017-07-29 17:08:43
Question: Hi... Is CombiColor suitable for painting wood? I've a front door I want to paint and CombiColor is available in the RAL colour I want. If it's OK, will it give a high gloss finish? What should I use as an undercoat? Thanks

No, instead we would recommend you prime the wood with Zinsser Cover Stain followed by Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Gloss.

questions David Wilson on 2017-06-25 10:56:41
Question: Hi there, I am on your website and looking to purchase Combi-COlour metal paint. It says available in many colours and I selected RAL 7016 in Matt 750mm and I am unable to add it to the basket. Is it available please? many thanks, David

The RAL and BS colours available in CombiColor are only available in Satin or Gloss finishes and in 1L or 2.5L sizes. If you require a matt finish in a RAL or BS colour, Zinsser AllCoat Exterior Matt may be suitable for your requirements. 

questions Tallulah on 2017-05-23 17:15:54
Question: Hi there, would the combicolour be suitable for repainting a van with a roller? It will be post bodywork so there will be patches of filler etc. Would you recommend using the anti-rust primer first? Also is it worth clear coating after the colour and if so which product would be best? Many thanks

Although it is not what Rust-Oleum CombiColor was primarily designed for it is used for this type of application regularly. You will find numerous videos on YouTube of people doing similar projects by brush and roller. On bare ferrous metals Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion is always recommended to be used before application of the CombiColor.

questions Mandy on 2017-04-07 18:53:11
Question: Would the Combicolor be suitable for painting the outside of a narrowboat? If so, how many coats should we apply?

Yes, as long as suitable preparation is carried out and all areas painted are above the waterline. Apply 2 - 3 coats.

questions Phil on 2017-01-06 13:21:53
Question: Hi, Can you match paints from VIN chassis codes? I have a VW, paint code LH8U, thanks Phil

We can't, but we can match to a physical colour sample (as long as it is not metallic) if you can post to our address below with your contact details?

Rawlins Paints, Northspeed House, Moorview, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9NF.

questions stuart DuHeaume on 2016-10-14 12:55:46
Question: hi ive just purchased some combicolor gloss from you plus thinners what would you recommend to mix for air spray gun please regards stuart
questions Julia on 2016-09-08 15:36:43
Question: We're looking to spray paint old cast iron rads (we're having them sandblasted first to clean off the old paint/rust). Can we use this product straight onto the cast iron? Do all the colours come in spray format/can, or do we need to adapt for use with pressure spray? Thanks.

We would recommend applying Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion to the prepared cast iron surface before application of Rust-Oleum CombiColor. The primer is also available in an aerosol on the above link, Rust-Oleum CombiColor can be found in aerosols HERE.

questions sandie on 2016-06-06 16:16:26
Question: what % paint to thinners do i use for rollering this product ?

Add up to 10% (by volume) Rust-Oleum 7301 CombiColor Thinner. Use short nap, poly-amid (Perlon) 6-12mm rollers. Roller application may require 2 coats to achieve recommended dry film thickness.

questions Simon Davis on 2016-05-24 17:08:38
Question: Can this be used to repaint a fibreglass vehicle ? What sort or preparation would you recommend?

Fibreglass should be cleaned and lightly sanded to provide a key, CombiColor can then be applied directly to the surface. If you encounter any adhesion problems or very hard/smooth surfaces you can always prime first with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions Michele Baker on 2016-05-24 11:44:46
Question: Can you use this directly onto galvanised steel?

No, after appropriate cleaning of the galvanised surface you would need to prime with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion before applying Rust-Oleum CombiColor.

questions Robert on 2016-05-10 21:36:32
Question: Can you mix this paint to any colour? could i send you something the same colour that you can scan to create the paint? am looking to paint a van in this colour http://www.motormorph.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/c30600.jpg Thanks Rob

Yes, please send your colour sample to;

Rawlins Paints

FAO Colour Matching

Northspeed House




LS11 9NF

We recommend you purchase 1lt of the matched colour to test the colour prior purchasing the full amount required as we cannot offer refunds on bespoke colours. Please ensure the colour sample you provide us with is good quality, we cannot match from pictures, material, letterheads, etc.

questions suneil on 2016-03-29 10:09:26
Question: I need something to use on some internal steelwork. It's primed with a zinc undercoat already. Is the matt finish a suitable product for this?

It certainly is but this product is only available in Black and White in a matt finish. If you would like to choose one of the other colours available you would have to take it in a Satin or Gloss finish.

questions tom on 2016-03-20 17:32:21

I am planning on using Rustoleum Combi Colour to repaint my van and was wondering whether it would also be suitable to repaint the plastic bumpers using the same paint?


Yes it would but we would recommend priming any plastic first with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions James Taylor on 2015-10-31 09:35:48

Would Rust-Oleum CombiColor be suitable to paint a previously painted metal garage door which is down to bare metal at the bottom where the original paint has started to flake off?


Yes, ensure any loose and flaking paint is removed and the existing paint is sanded to provide a key for the CombiColor to stick to before painting. On the areas that are back to bare metal, although CombiColor can be applied directly to certain metals, garage doors are usually made from galvanised steel, aluminium, etc. which are difficult metals to stick to so we would recommend spot priming these areas first with Rust-Oleum 3302 CombiPrimer Adhesion.

questions shane on 2015-09-22 12:30:41

What is RAL, BS and NCS, and how much is it for a mixed product?


RAL, BS and NCS are 3 colour ranges that are used throughout the industrial sector. Rust-Oleum CombiColor is available to order via our website in any RAL or BS colour, if you choose an NCS colour this can be purchased for no extra cost but the order would have to be taken over the phone.

questions shane on 2015-09-21 17:29:48

I'm wanting to touch up my white van with Rust-Oleum CombiColor. Unsure whether I need gloss or satin finish, and if the white will even match? I'm presuming the gloss finish will be more suitable but not sure how shiny the satin finish is?


Although Rust-Oleum CombiColor will be suitable for touching your van up, there are many different variations of white and the standard white CombiColor comes in is unlikely to match your van. We can mix Rust-Oleum CombiColor to any RAL, BS or NCS colour, so we would suggest matching it to the nearest colour from one of these ranges and we can mix this for you in gloss or satin finish. As you have said, the finish on your van at the moment is most probably gloss, but for your reference the gloss level of the satin is 35-55%.

questions Eve on 2015-07-11 11:19:02

Can I use Rust-Oleum CombiColor over a metal table previously painted with hammerite?


Yes. Clean the surfaces down and lightly abrade with sandpaper to provide a key and then apply CombiColor directly to the painted surfaces in 1 or 2 coats as required.


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