Resene Perfects the Faux Rust Effect

Resene Perfects the Faux Rust Effect
Published: 23 April 2020

Resene FX Faux Rust Effect is a waterborne coating system used to impart a rust style effect to a range of exterior surfaces. Once applied, it provides you with the aesthetic effect of rust that, like normal rust, will continue to develop as the coating ages.

Over the years, we have seen the Resene FX special effects range grow in range and application as decorators are looking for something new and different to try out to make their homes and projects as individual as they are.

Traditionally effects finishes were quite structured and formal – think rag rolling and marbling. Of late, effects finishes have tended to become more organic and freehand style, more of an anything goes approach.

With the growing interest in weathering steel, such as Corten steel, Resene saw a growing demand for a paint that could replicate the look of weathering steel, with the ability to be applied to a wide range of surfaces for a fraction of the time, effort and cost.

The result was Resene FX Faux Rust Effect, a waterborne coating used to create a rust style effect on exterior and interior surfaces. Once applied, it looks like rust, a look that will continue to develop as the coating ages. Leave it as is or protect it with a clear finish of diluted Resene Waterborne Aquapel. It’s best used in non-contact areas.

Application is easy. Always work on a sample area first, applying two coats of Resene FX Faux Rust Effect basecoat then two coats of the Resene FX Faux Rust Effect Activator to set off the rusting effect. The colour intensity and variation of the rust effect depends on the application method. The sooner the activator is applied after the basecoat is tacky, the deeper the rust effect.

View the Resene FX Rust Effect data sheet, here: