Rust-oleum, ever heard of it?
This brand manufactures a whole host of surface protection products that are great for DIY’ers and professional decorators alike. We’re such fans of theirs that we stock a great selection whether you need to paint the floor of a garage which needs to be oil and fuel stain resistant, or protect walls from graffiti, Rust-oleum have specialist products that can do it all.
The company was founded in 1921, and remains true to it’s roots even now, nearly a hundred years later.
The founder, Robert Fergusson, was a sea captain who noticed that fish oil, when spread on the rusty metal decks stopped the corrosion from spreading. He then progressed to using whale oil, but now, these similar substances are produced using alkyds, polyurethanes and epoxies, amongst other ingredients. Rust-oleum remained a family company until relatively recently but is now owned by RPM International Inc who have taken it to the number 1 rust preventative in the US and Canada (and not far from top position in the UK either).