Teamac Rust Converter


Teamac Rust Converter, is an excellent product to stop the rusting process and allow rusty surfaces to be overcoated:

  • Easy to apply, and ideal for marine and industrial applications
  • Can be applied to rust in existing damp conditions
  • Suitable for rusted iron or steel
  • Application by brush, roller or airless spray
  • To be overcoated with a primer or topcoat
  • For interior/exterior use

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Teamac Rust Converter, is a fast drying, modified alkyd, general use primer/undercoat for metal. Can be used as a fast drying primer/undercoat for metal fabrications.  Ideal for use with other Teamac Rapidry topcoats.

How do rust converters work?

Rust converters work by 'converting' rust into a stable surface for primers or topcoats to be applied to achieve an aesthetically pleasing finish, without the risk of the underlying surface rust expanding or causing further damage to the iron or steel surface/substrate.  It is extremely popular within the marine sector, due to it being able to be applied to damp surfaces which are difficult to completely dry or fully remove the rust that needs treating.

Suitable for interior and exterior use within offshore environments, such as within the North Sea Oil Fields of the UK, it can also be used in commercial and domestic environments.


Initially milky / white when being applied and will appear Navy / Black when treatment is complete.

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Features & Benefits

  • Easy to apply, and ideal for marine and industrial applications.
  • Can be applied to rust in existing damp conditions.
  • Suitable for rusted iron or steel.
  • Application by brush, roller or airless spray.
  • To be overcoated with a primer or topcoat.
  • For interior/exterior use.

Product Specification

Technical Data
Volume Solids N/A
VOC Content 24 g/litre
SG 1.2 @ 20°C
Viscostity N/A @ 25°C
Flash Point Non-flammable

Film Thickness Range And Coverage

Product Data
  Dry Film Thickness Wet Film Thickness Theoretical Coverage
Maximum 25 to 30 μm 100 μm 10 m2/litre @ 25 - 30 micron D.F.T.

The practical spreading rate may be lower as this depends on factors such as the porosity and roughness of the surface to be painted and material losses during application.

Drying Times

Drying Times At 20°C/RH 50%
Touch Dry: 4 Hours
Dry To Handle: 8 Hours
Dry To Recoat: 8 hrs for WB paints, 24 hrs for other paints
Fully Cured: N/A

Low temperature and high humidity will adversely affect application, drying and performance of any coating.

Surface Preparation

  • Surfaces should be clean and free from surface dirt, dust and grease.
  • Light to medium rusted steelwork must be properly prepared by wire brush or power tools (SSPC SP3) to remove loose millscale and flaky rust or paint, which is not sound or tightly adhered.
  • Weathered steel should be high pressure water or wet abrasive blasted to SSPC-SP6. Best results are achieved if some brightmetal (10%) is showing in the rusted area.
  • When using Teamac Rust Conveter, always decant into a separate container and never return surplus material to original bottle.
  • The product is best applied by brush or deck scrubber to encourage penetration of rusted surfaces.

Preceeding Coat

  • Apply direct.

Subsequent Coat


  • Stir or shake lightly - Do Not Thin.

Application Conditions

  • Apply when humidity is between 40 and 90% and the temperature is above 5°C.
  • On warmer days it is recommended to damp down warm steel surfaces with a mist of water prior to application.

Application Methods

Method Airless Spray Conventional Spray Brush Roller
  Yes No No No

  • Thinner (Max vol): Do not thin
  • Nozzle size: 0.011"
  • Nozzle pressure: 1800 to 2000 psi
  • Cleaning solvent: Clean Water

Health & Safety

See safety data sheet - SDS 11373 in the attachments section above.

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Product Details

Data sheet

For Use By
Consumer Use
Interior / Exterior Use
Interior & Exterior use
Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
Standard / Ready Mixed
VOC Levels
Ultra-Low (5-49 g/l)
Single, Two or Three Pack
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
250ml, 2.5L
Suitable Substrates
Iron and Steel
Touch Dry (at 20°C)
4 Hours
Dry to Handle (at 20°C)
8 Hours
Dry to Recoat (at 20°C)
8 hrs for WB paints, 24 hrs for other paints
Fully Cured (at 20°C)
10 sq.m / litre @ 25 to 30 microns D.F.T.
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Clean Water
Compatible Primers
Teamac Zinc Phosphate Primer
Solids by Volume
24 g/litre
0.25 litre, 2.5 litre
Recommended Dry Film Thickness
25 to 30 μm
Recommended Wet Film Thickness
100 μm
UN Number
Base Type
Exterior / Interior Use
Exterior & Interior Use
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Application Method
Application Method
Application Method
Application Method
Airless Spray
Corrosion Management
Product Type
Colour Family

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.

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Teamac Rust Converter is only available with the shipping and delivery timescales listed below - please do not contact our Customer Support Team with enquiries about alternative or earlier shipping and delivery times.

Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Bank Holidays, are not classed as working days.

Orders placed after the cut-off for this product will not be processed for earliest dispatch until 9am the next working day.

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*All estimates are based on theoretical consumption rates for a single coat and do not take into account any substrate deviations or wastage

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