Ronseal 15 Year Protection Direct to Metal Paint - All Colours - All Sizes

15 Year Protection Direct to Metal Paint


Our 15 Year Protection Direct to Metal Paint gives you a tough and durable finish to your metal. It takes minimal prep, doesn’t need a primer and can be applied directly to rust.

  • 15-year protection
  • Quick recoat time
  • Showerproof in 30 minutes
  • Apply directly to rust
  • Low odour
  • No primer needed
For use on; Metal, Wood, Cast Iron and Aluminium

How to use 15 Year Protection Direct to Metal Paint

Before you start

For the best results and 15-year protection, follow exactly what it says on the tin when preparing, painting and maintaining your metal.

Make sure the metal is clean, dry and free from dirt, dust and grease. Choose a dry day, above 10°C, when it’s not likely to rain.

How to prepare bare metal

Remove loose rust or paint with a wire brush or 120 grit sandpaper.

Wipe down with a damp cloth and remove all dirt.

How to prepare previously painted metal

If the paint is in good condition and isn’t flaking, lightly sand it with 240 grit sandpaper.

For paint that’s flaking, it needs removing. You can do this with some sandpaper or a wire brush.

Wipe with a damp cloth and let it dry.

Be careful preparing any surfaces that were painted before 1960, as they may be coated with lead paint.


Give the paint a really good stir for 2 to 3 minutes and apply with a paintbrush or roller.

Or, you can spray this paint. Simply dilute it with about 10% water or to the specifications of the sprayer you’re using.

Leave for 2 to 4 hours between each coat.

2 coats should give you enough coverage, but we recommend 3 for rusty metal and ultimate durability.

After your lost coat, it will be touch dry in only 30 minutes.



Take as much paint off your brush or roller as you can. Wash in warm soapy water.

Don’t empty leftover paint into drains or watercourses. Instead, contact your local authority, who may have particular ways to get rid of unused paint.


To keep your metal looking its best, check for imperfection every year. If you notice any cracks, blisters or scratches, sand off any loose bits and touch up the area with 2 coats of Direct to Metal Paint.

Technical specification

Usage: For interior & exterior bare metal, cast iron, galvanised steel, aluminium, stainless steel, wood & PVC
Coverage: 8m2 per litre
Dry time:

Showerproof in 30 minutes

Coat time:

2-4 hours

Number of coats:

2-3 coats, for maximum protection, apply 3 coats


Black, White, Steel Grey, Storm Grey, Rural Green, Chilli Red


Gloss, Satin, Matt


15-year protection


Brush, roller or sprayer




250ml, 750ml & 2.5L