Who we are

We manufacture innovative paints and coatings for professional users and consumers.

With an output of over 100 million items a year, we are also the largest producer of paint aerosols in the world.

In brief:

  • Founded in 1921 in the US
  • Turnover of over USD 1 billion
  • 1000 employees
  • Headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL, USA
  • Offices and factories in 10 countries
  • Subsidiary of RPM International

Europe: focussing on professionals

In Europe, our products are aimed at professionals with a strong focus on maintenance and renovation—from aerosols producing instant results to advanced coating systems. We also provide non-slip, repair and maintenance products. Products and solutions for specific target groups

Local representation

We operate from offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. Production takes place in Newcastle, UK and Zelem, Belgium.

What we stand for

Saving time, money and stress

The modern professional has no time to waste. The highest cost within maintenance and renovation projects is often hourly wages. We can help by providing products that save time, money and worry

Sustainability and innovation

We are a chemical company and are aware of the importance of treating our surroundings and the environment with respect. We cater to the needs of our target audience and do so in the most environmentally conscious and innovative way possible. Our sustainability declaration

A rich history

From fish oil to multinational

Rust-Oleum has grown from a sole proprietorship into a global company with over a thousand employees. The path that the organisation has followed is an interesting story about the adventures of one man and his sons. Our unique history


One for all

Rust-Oleum is a subsidiary of RPM International, Inc., a US holding company encompassing several paint-related manufacturers. Each operating company functions with its own identity and has its own specialist area and local market expertise.

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