Ways to buy Rustoleum products

Collect in-store

Location and contact details: Manchester   Bury   Blackpool

Fast local delivery from store

Call Manchester on 0161 832 9547 or Bury on 0161 763 7007 or Blackpool on 01253 292 122

Worldwide leader in protective paints

Rust-Oleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry.

RUST-OLEUM Key facts:

  • Founded in USA in 1921
  • Head office in Vernon Hills, IL, USA
  • Offices in 10 countries
  • Subsidiary of RPM International

High Seas history

Scottish-born sea captain Robert Fergusson noticed that the rusty deck of his vessel stopped corroding in places where fish oil had been spilled. This discovery inspired the captain to develop the first fish oil-based anticorrosion paint. In 1921 he perfected a type of paint that prevented rust and was capable of drying overnight without leaving any unpleasant odours. RUST-OLEUM Corporation was born.


In Europe RUST-OLEUM focuses on the development, production and marketing of industrial paints and coatings aimed at professional endusers. The office in Roosendaal, The Netherlands was opened in 1969.  In 1999 the European organisation was merged with Belgian paint producer Martin Mathys N.V.

RUST-OLEUM Corporation

The US business is split between the consumer business and the industrial business group.

RPM International, Inc.

Rust-Oleum Corporation is a subsidiary of RPM International, Inc.