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Solving challenges is the very foundation of who we are. After all, in the beginning, our founder, sea captain Robert Fergusson, didn’t particularly care about paint. He just wanted to keep his ship intact. That’s why, when he noticed that an accidental splash of fish oil had stopped the spread of corrosion on his rusty metal deck, he immediately recognized it for what it was: A valuable solution.

The same passion that drove Fergusson still drives us today. When we see a problem, we work diligently until we’ve perfected a solution—which has led to some of the most cutting-edge, durable and innovative products in the industry.

If you’ve got a surface you need to protect or a look you want to transform, you’ve come to the right place. We have a coating for every challenge.

Founded: 1921, Evanston, Illinois

Headquarters: 11 E. Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Number of Employees: 2,400

Number of manufacturing facilities: 10

Parent Company: RPM International Inc. 2628 Pearl Road, Medina, Ohio 44258

Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada: 200 Confederation Parkway, Concord, ON L4K 4T8

Giving Back: Rust-Oleum Cares

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