Hammerite Rust Beater Review

by Sam Wood | Last Updated: 10/09/2021

Have some rust that you need to get rid of? You will have no doubt seen that there are tons of products available for this exact purpose. Hammerite are one of the biggest names in the metal painting business and their no.1 rust beater has been around for a long, long time. But is it any good? Well, there is only one way to know for sure. I headed over to Amazon and ordered a tin, found some rusty metal and got some testing done. let’s look through the results together.

Covers Rust Really Well!
Hammerite Number 1 Rust Beater - Grey 250ml
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09/23/2021 04:37 pm GMT
Hammerite Rust Beater Tin

Hammerite Rust Beater Tin

Hammerite No.1 Rust Beater provides a high build finish to heavily pitted areas of rust and prevents new rust from forming. It is compatible with most topcoats and can be applied directly onto rust: kills rust, primes and undercoats. Simply apply two coats, allowing 6 hours between coats to get a corrosion-resistant finish.

Painting With Hammerite Rust Beater

Painting with this paint is really easy, it is nice and thick and so covers really well. Before painting, I used a wire brush to give the rust a really good scrub in order to remove any loose material.

The paint went onto the rust really well, it had no problem at all being painted direct to rust, which is essential I guess!

Painting Rusty Metal With Rust Beater

Painting Rusty Metal With Rust Beater

Fully Painted

So here we have the rusty metal now fully painted, this was a really simple process. The paint is really easy to work with due to it being so thick.

Painted With Rust Beater

Painted With Rust Beater


So now we have all the rust coated it is time to paint over it. I am using Hammerite smooth black spray paint for this.

The Rust beater Painted Over With Hammerite Smooth

Will it stop rust from coming back

Now the last test left is to see if this has actually killed the rust or just covered it.

So to try and test this I moved the sample back outside. I will be back regularly with updates so you can see how it is doing!

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Wood by name, wood by nature. I am a fully qualified, time-served, award-winning joiner with an NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery as well as an HNC in Construction. Beyond my joinery qualifications, I have also earned a degree in building surveying. I believe these qualifications make me perfectly positioned to provide expert advice on many different areas of DIY as well as share all of the tips I have picked up in over a decade working on building sites!