Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush)

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An advanced brush-applied version of the market leading Universal All Surface Paint that is topcoat and primer in one, designed for direct application to many surfaces.

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Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush) is an advanced brush-applied paint and primer in one, designed for direct application to many surfaces.

Can be applied directly to wood, metal, plastics, ceramics and more.


  • Available in 27 colours/finishes
  • Durable formula for interior and exterior surfaces
  • For non-ferrous and galvanised metal, prime first with Universal Special Metals Primer
  • For stain blocking, particularly nicotine and tannin bleed, prime first with Universal Stain Block Primer

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Can I use this to cover my shower base? I have tried recommended shower base paint with little effect.

Jill from Glasgow (Scotland) - 05/02/17


No this would not be suitable, the only product we would offer for this type of application would be Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit.

I am looking for a range of colours for painting toys that are safe for children. I particularly am look for a range of blues

Paul from Southampton (England) - 15/12/16

At the time of writing this response we offer the following products that are certified as “Toy Safe”, subject to Toy Standard Testing: BS EN 71-3: 2013 + A1:2014, Migration of Certain Elements.

  • Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Craft Enamel (Spray)
  • Rust-Oleum Painters Touch (Brush)
  • Rust-Oleum Painters Touch (Small Brush Pot)
  • Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint
  • Rust-Oleum Gloss Finish Furniture Paint
  • Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic (Brush)
  • Rust-Oleum Glitter (Rainbow Spray)
  • Rust-Oleum Glitter (Brush)
  • Rust-Oleum Glow in the Dark (Brush)
  • Rust-Oleum Neon (Brush)
  • Rust-Oleum Neon (Spray)
  • Rust-Oleum Flexible Fabric Paint
  • Rust-Oleum Surface Primer (150ml)
  • Rust-Oleum Clear Sealer (Brush)

Is this paint heat resistant and can it be used to paint a wooden fire surround?

Carole from Lockerbie (United Kingdom) - 13/09/16

Yes the Universal can be used for this application, it will take this level of heat but if you chose a light colour it will yellow with age quite quickly. A water based product like Zinsser Perma-White Interior would give a non yellowing finish.

I just used this paint on the linoneum floor and vinyl floor tiles. Have I used the wrong product? i.e. fire resistance / traction. If so what can I do to remedy this? Remove ? Apply another product directly over the top?It looked pretty good finish to me - but someone was complaining about it from the fire resistance angle..

Greg from Hertfordshire (England) - 11/08/16

Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush) is not for use on floors and offer no level of fire protection or slip resistance. We do not offer any floor coatings that can be used on linoleum or vinyl tiles so cannot offer an alternative.

Can I use Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint to paint my fridge?

Shirley Pearson from Great Doddington (UK) - 02/08/16

The best product for this application would be the Rust-Oleum Appliance Enamel which is available in White or Stainless Steel colours.

Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush) will probably be OK but if you choose to use this instead of the Appliance Enamel we would recommend trying a test area first to see if it dries OK.

is this suitable for formica kitchen work surfaces?

sarah from wickford (uk) - 01/08/16

No, the only product we offer for formica worktops is the Rust-Oleum Worktop Transformation Kit available in Galaxy Black or Diamond White. Kitchen worktops are a very abrasive environment, specialist paints are required to withstand this sort of treatment.

Do I need to use a top coat or varnish to weatherproof painted items that will be outside?

Emma from London (UK) - 22/07/16

Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint is suitable for exterior use and does not require a protective top coat. An additional coat of the Universal paint will give extended durability due to the thicker paint layer applied.

hi would i be able to apply Rust-Oleum to the paint surface of my van roof . regards stuart

stuart DuHeaume from Taunton Somerset (Great Britain ) - 13/07/16


I used Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush) to paint wooden furniture, including the top of a coffee table. Do I need to finish these with varnish?

Kim from Salisbury (England) - 22/01/16

You can use Rust-Oleum Clear Sealer (Brush) or Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear to seal, protect and enhance the items you've painted.

Can Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush) be used on melamine furniture?

Gail from Holsworthy (Britain ) - 20/10/15


Hi, can you use Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush) on a laminate worktop?

Heather Anderson from Prestwick (Scotland) - 19/10/15

No, although it would adhere to the laminate it would not be able to withstand worktop uses. We recommend Rust-Oleum Worktop Transformation Kit.

Is Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint (Brush) suitable for painting old tyres to be used as a seat?

Sue kershaw from stockport (england) - 27/06/15

No, being solvent based it is likely to dissolve compounds in the rubber causing staining to come through the paint. The best solution would be to try priming with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 then finish with Rust-Oleum Painters Touch (Brush).

Can I use Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Paint for an exterior porch and step?

Karen Oxborough from London (UK) - 08/06/15

Rust-Oleum Universal All-Surface Paint can be used internally and externally so will be fine to use on your porch but it is not intended for floors where it will receive foot traffic so it isn't going to be suitable for your step. You can take a look at our floor paints and choose a suitable product, something like Blackfriar Anti-Slip Step Paint would be ideal.

I want a paint for a plastic garden shed. Is Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Paint suitable?

Barbara Thomas from Hythe (UK) - 27/05/15

Yes, Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Paint would be ideal for the job. Simply clean down the plastic surface and lightly abrade with a fine grit sandpaper to remove any shine, then apply Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Paint in the chosen colour.

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