Class Eligibility

Class Members of the Rust-Oleum settlement include: “all persons and entities in the United States and its territories who purchased, not for resale, a Restore Product (Deck & Concrete Restore, Deck Restore, Concrete Restore, or Restore 10X) from January 1, 2008 through October 20, 2016.”

NOTE: Restore 10X Advanced, Restore 4X, and other Restore products are not included in the Rust-Oleum class action settlement.

Estimated Amount

Varies, depending on the type of documentation submitted.

Case Name

In re: Rust-Oleum Restore Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability LitigationCase No. 15-cv-01364

District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Case Summary

The makers of Rust-Oleum Restore are agreeing to settle this lawsuit where the plaintiffs allege that their product prematurely fails by chipping and peeling resulting in additional expenses and failing to meet the promises made by the manufacturer in their marketing claims that describe the products as lasting as long as you own or reside in your home

The plaintiffs assert that this claim is false and the products peel, chip and fade resulting in vulnerabilities to the painted areas

Rust-Oleum denies the allegations but will settle to bring this matter to an end

Settlement Pool





In re: Rust-Oleum Restore Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation Claims Administrator
c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC)
P.O. Box 43432
Providence, RI 02940-3432

32 responses to “Rust-Oleum Restore Class Action Settlement”

  1. Matt walmer says:

    I purchased rustoleum from ace hardware to restore a rear end in my k1500 and the enamel chipped off within 1 month of application

  2. Tanya D Rison says:

    I bought it to restore 4 chairs and it sulked and peeled within 5 weeks

  3. Candy Marquar says:

    I purchased rustoleum to recover some metal plates. Within a week it started chippin and the peeled off

  4. Manoucheka dixon says:

    That’s true. I used it & it cracked & peeled off.

  5. Richard E Mansfield says:

    purchased about 20 cans to paint a truck and it chipped

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    I don’t think truck painting was the intended application.

    • james says:

      So the steel on his truck is different from a steel chair how?

      Per the back of the can:

      “Apply to wood, metal, plaster, masonry or unglazed ceramic. Durable formula resists chipping and fading.”

      Pretty sure metal is metal…

  6. Alan says:

    I bought 11 of 2.72 gal Restore 10X in 2014 for $614.79, have receipts and pics showing product peeled and failed… Had to have the stuff professionally removed from my 30X32 deck which was supposed to have cost me $650 but ended up costing me $975 to get my deck back into the pre-restore 10x condition. What a nightmare… thanks Rustoleum

  7. Kim says:

    We used 4 gallons of it for a fence and in 2 months started peeling its a true mess and we spent literally 4 days applying it exactly as instructed.

    ADMIN – Hi Kim,

    Have you filed your claim?

  8. David Ryan says:

    I used it as a third. Party. I also prepped the entire area with meratic acid. No peeling or adverse side effects so far. Used in Northeast Syracuse area. Curious how it responds

  9. Wanda Sue Bailey says:

    I used 20 gallon of the deck restore and with in two months it had piled up and my deck is a mess. I contact Lowes And they said there was nothing they could do but I could all his company, done that and no response

    • katherine lean says:

      Same problem here and the product is not cheap. I spent a lot of money to do the patio and the deck and both look terrible now.

  10. Leslie says:

    I bought this to use on my patio furniture soon after use the finish on the furniture was destroyed no a good result at all

  11. Sherrill Hays says:

    I purchased twelve gallons of the concrete restorer, my driveway was splaying and the RustOleum had several days to cure and I thought it was going to work. Several weeks later it looked as if I had not spent five days applying, it all was gone. Either the rain or wind totally removed and you can see the splaying now. Totally a defective product

  12. Eddie J Smith says:

    I did my dinner table with it a month later look very rough crack on the stain are it didn’t work like it said it would.

  13. Brian Reese says:

    I placed Restore 10x on my deck. Within 2 months started to peel in spots. “Was applied to bare wood” After 2 years everywhere it was applied is now rotting. My self and my 40lb 5 year old has stepped threw the 2×8 deck boards in different spots. Deck is only 6 years old. and several feet off the ground so air flow under deck is not an issue. Some places only regular stain was applied on the deck boards and are doing fine. Now I am looking at a complete replacement of the deck. $$$

  14. Larry Cardani says:

    I used this product on my deck its all coming up 700 sq feet

  15. BARBIE BECKMAN says:

    Used on my patio furniture better off throwing it out now!!

  16. Laura Chojnacki says:

    I bought it from Home Depot in summer of 2015 and my deck still looks like crap from it chipping off within a month! It even chipped off from under the deck railing where it was protected!

  17. Carol Hoglund says:

    Painted my deck thinking it would last a while. well peed the first rain. loved working with the paint. sorry it just didn’t last.Carol Hoglund

  18. Sophia A Irving says:

    Where did Rust-Oleum do their test and on what products. Surely it was not the products I purchased. I used this product to restore and preserve my outdoor furniture. I was quite disappointed in the results but did not throw out my furniture just purchased another non- Rust-Oleum product. Would be grateful for refund of the 8 cans purchased.

    ADMIN – Hi Sophia,

    To qualify for a refund you must file a claim.

  19. Miriam Sharif says:

    I purchased this product to refinish a table and the paint began to check within a month or so.

  20. Dave M says:

    3 decks have to be completely replaced because of this terrible product. Now I’m told I have to have the receipts in order to qualify for the settlement. Why can’t I just send in the peeled off product to you to analyze. It’s hard enough dealing with the rotten mess you have created for me with your defective product….I would say rustoleum be responsible to analyze the peeled chips for those of us that no longer have access to the receipts.

  21. NICOLE J BECKER says:

    Do u have to have proof of purchase for this one?

    ADMIN – Hi Nicole,

    the deadline has passed

  22. Mike says:

    I purchased 3 4-gal buckets of Restore 10X and 2 1-gal cans of Restore 2X about a year ago but didn’t get around to applying it last summer. Now I see this class action lawsuit and all the problems this stuff has caused. Can I file a claim without receipts (who keeps receipts for a year?) and without proof that it failed? There’s no way I’m applying it now with all the proof out there that the product is defective.

    ADMIN – Hi Mike,

    I would print a copy of the notice and would take it with me to the place where you purchased the product to see if they will give you a refund.

  23. Jeanine says:

    I just learned about the class action suit. We used it for out spa and it was nothing but trouble. Is there any way to to still apply? I still have the information

    ADMIN – Hi Jeanine,

    You no longer have legal recourse.

    • Karen says:

      Yes, there should still be legal recourse, I saw that the deadline was extended till September 2017…

  24. Karen says:

    I applied restore 4x to my deck and the same thing happened, the deck has peeled and is ruined. I believe Rust-Oleum is responsible for the damage done to my property. I am going to find out about starting a class action lawsuit on the 4x since I called and they won’t otherwise do anything

  25. Shahana Dombeck says:

    I bought almost a $1000.00 worth of the Rustoleum 10 x product for my deck which is 800 + sq. ft. I purchased it at Home Depot, Lake Delton, WI. I believe in the summer of 2015. The sales person said it would last a life time. It gradually started peeling off in a few months. I recoated the spots again but the peeling continued in several areas now. The deck looks terrible now. I thought I could power wash it and take off all the crap. I purchased a new 3100 PSI power washer. Some loose paint did come off, but it looks even worse. The deck boards are in good shape. The only way probably I could get all the paint off would be to get it sand blasted. I got a price of $1,500 to take off the paint by sandblasting. Somebody tell me how I should proceed. I am very disappointed and frustrated. Either I have to sandblast it or redo the whole deck. I do not have the receipts but I am sure Home Depot could track it down. A real nightmare.

    ADMIN – Hi Shahana

    Why don’t you reach to Home Depot first to see if you can get proof of purchase?

  26. john says:

    I wish this was for metal. It seems like every year I have to repaint my wroth iron railing. But that chips and peels. And also does not stop rust.

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