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SURTREAT Rust Converter – Exposed Steel Surfaces and Rebar 

Surtreat Rust Converter is the answer for stopping corrosion of ferrous metals. Surtreat Rust Converter chemically converts rust into a black protective surface on steel. Surtreat Rust Converter is a powerful primer suitable for painting and / or overlay with concrete or any other masonry and cement-based products. Surtreat Rust Converter is designed to provide an additional layer of protection for the embedded metal components during rehab and / or prior to placement.


  • Outstanding protection against corrosion 30-year proven site performance
  • Withstands weather sun water and salt spray without peeling or cracking
  • Simple to use
  • Excellent primer for any type of finish coating
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Requires minimal surface preparation
  • Extremely durable

Caution and Safety

Surtreat Rust Converter contains acetic acid and dipropylene glycol mono methyl ether. All applicators must wear protective equipment customarily used when applying paints and coatings including gloves. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid repeated or prolonged contact with the skin. Do not ingest or inhale the coating, modify the coating with any other material or use the coating for any non-recommended purpose. Keep out of the reach of children. Refer to the proper SDS Sheet for persons exposed to or reacting to this coating.

Handling: Surtreat Rust Converter is to be applied by professional contractors only. All applicators should wear OSHA and NIOSH recommended protective equipment. Do not use or dilute the product in closed areas without adequate ventilation. Immediately close the container after removal of the solution. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not smoke, eat or drink during application. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep out of reach of children. Do not inhale or ingest or modify the solution. Refer to MSDS.

Clean Up: In case of spills or leaks, wear suitable protective equipment. Contain spill and collect with absorbent material or process and transfer to a suitable container, ventilate area. Avoid contact. Dispose of in accordance with current, applicable local, state and federal regulations.

Precautions: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT SWALLOW. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid mist and direct contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear suitable protective goggles, gloves, and clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If you feel ill, seek medical advice. Wash clothing prior to re-use.


Pints, Quarts, Gallons, 5 gallon pails

Physical / Chemical Characteristics

Boiling Point: 212F
Specific Gravity: 1.05
Flash Point: >200F pH: 4
Appearance: Milky liquid
Shelf Life: 12 months in an unopened container
Storage: Protect from freezing

Where To Use

Surtreat Rust Converter is best used on ferrous metals. Our research team designed this solution to add an additional layer of protection to the embedded metal components inside of concrete during rehabilitation of prior to initial placement.

Application Procedure

Surface Preparation: It is not necessary to remove all traces of rust before applying this product, however it must be clean and dry. Light to moderate rust that is soundly adhered may be left on the surface. Wire brushing or another appropriate surface preparation procedure such as pressure washing with a detergent is needed to remove loose, flaky rust, unsound or blistered coatings and other dirt, oils, greases, or biological growth that might lead to future bond failure.

Mixing: Stir well before using.

Application And Coverage: Apply a full even application to a dry surface with brushes, rollers or spray. The coating will dry to a smooth and darkened finish in about 10 to 20 minutes depending on temperature and humidity. This product dries very quickly for a waterborne coating to a very water-resistant film. Do not apply heavier than about 200 – 300 square feet per gallon in a single coat to eliminate the possibility of trapping water between layers.

Clean-Up: Clean all equipment immediately after use with soap and water.


  • Keep from freezing
  • Store safely in an unopened sealed container
  • Not recommended for food contact surfaces





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