Samson Rust Converter

Rust Converter

Samson Rust Converter is an anti-corrosive polymer based waterborne preparatory product for use on rusted mild steel.

Colour: Creamy White – converts to blue-black


  • Corrosion protection to rusted surfaces eliminating need for intensive surface preparation.
  • Burglar Bars, fencing, structural steel.
  • Area where it is impractical or impossible to remove rust completely.


  • Corrosion resistant – effectively stops further corrosion.
  • Water insoluble after curing.
  • Superior adhesion – converts to a firmly adherent bluish-black film.
  • Easy application
  • Can be over coated with water based and solvent paints.


  • 12-14m² per litre per coat
  • With a recommended DFT of 50 microns per coat.
  • This is a guide only and the practical spread rate depends on substrate porosity and profile as well as technique and tools used


  • Remove all loose rust using wire brush
  • Remove oil, grease and other contaminants using suitable degreaser and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • In coastal areas ensure surface rinsed thoroughly to remove salt deposits before application.


  • Apply in undiluted wet coats using brush or roller to ensure maximum penetration into remaining rust.
  • Only decant what is required for application in order to prevent brush residue contamination of unused product.
  • Conversion of rust will occur within 2-4 hours of application.
  • Overcoat with Samson Metal Etch Primer and then Samson Roof Coat or any alkyd paint system.


  • Do not apply if rain is expected.
  • Samson Rust Converter is to be applied at temperatures between 10ºC and 40ºC.
  • Do not apply emulsions directly to Samson Rust Converter.
  • Not for use on galvanized iron substrates or surfaces with temperatures exceeding 60ºC
  • Do not put used product back into the container, this will result in product gelling.
  • Ensure container sealed tightly to avoid product going hard.


  • Handle with care as product is acidic
  • Ensure good ventilation during application and drying
  • Skin contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water or recognized skin cleaner.
  • Eye contact: Flush immediately with water and contact a physician.
  • Respiratory problems: Remove affected person to fresh air immediately and contact a physician.
  • Not for consumption. If swallowed, contact a doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. Drink water.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not pour down the drain


  • Pack size – 20L buckets
  • Touch dry – 30 minutes at 23ºC
  • Hard dry – 1 hours at 23ºC
  • Over coating time – 1 hour if over coating with itself, 4 hours for over coating with other paints
  • Volume solids – ±41%
  • Dry Film Thickness – 50 microns
  • Application temperature – 10°C to 40°C
  • Density – 1.1 – 1.25g /l
  • PH – 1.5-3.5
  • Flash point – Non flammable
  • Shelf life – 6 months (dependent on storage conditions)
  • Storage – Away from direct sun, heat and severe cold

Properties listed above are for guidance only and not a guarantee on performance.