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L'essential Botanics Rusted system is a 3 part system.

Step 1 - a cast iron paint to recreate the look of cast iron

Step 2 - an activator to create rust 

Step 3 - a sealant to stop your piece from rusting further

To create a rusted effect, you require Step 1 and Step 2. Sealing your piece is optional, and really does depend if you would like to stop the rusting process.

Keep in mind you are creating 'real' rust and as such it is best to seal your item if it will be an inside piece or if it is in the weather consider rust stains.

Application STEP 1:  Stir contents well before and during use. Apply two coats with a roller or brush, allowing 4–6 hours drying time between coats. When second coat is just touch-dry, proceed to Step 2.

STEP 2: Stir contents well before and during use. Apply one coat of Rusted Activator .  After thirty minutes spray water over surface, but do not over-spray. Keep the surface moist for a minimum of two  hours. You may continue to spray water until satisfied with the effect, for up to four days. Once the desired finish is  achieved and is completely dry, apply one coat of STEP 3: Sealer to prevent further oxidation effects.

Approximate coverage rate: Rusted cast iron paint(step 1) - 3-4 square metres per litre Rusted Activator(step 2) - 9-10 metres per litre Rusted Sealer(step 3) -: 6–10 square metres per litre, depending on application technique and surface roughness.

Safety and Environmental Care Personal Protection: Wear eye protection and dust mask when spraying, as splashes may cause eye irritation and inhalation of spray  mist may cause respiratory irritation.

Keep out of reach of children Clean-up Slippery when spilled,  Restrict access to area until clean-up is completed, When cleaning up spills, use personal protection  equipment, Stop leak if safe to do so and contain spill with absorbent material such as sand, vermiculite or other inert material 

Prevent spill from entering waterways • Collect and dispose of spilled material according to local regulations , Wash away remnants with liberal amounts of cold water.

Storage Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight * Store away from strong acids and moisture * Keep containers closed at  all times and check regularly for spills.

Disposal Refer to State/Territory Land Waste Management Authority: most authorities permit disposal at approved land waste sites.