Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fact of the Day: Rusty Metal Paint

The original version of the anti-rust paint Rust-Oleum was invented by a sea-captain named Robert Fergusson. He saw how fish oil prevented rust from spreading after an accidental spill. 

12 comments:

Fundy Blue said...

I'm sure a lot of cool things were invented by someone who was observant.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Clever man.

Kay said...

Anti-rust paint would probably work anywhere except Hawaii. sigh... Everything rusts here! Arrrghhh!

Emmylou said...

Necessity is the mother of invention:D

Martha said...

Smart man

Christine said...

Great invention!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Once again, Nature provides the answer.

Pat Hatt said...

Got to love when accidents happen, those kind anyway

Sharon said...

That's a smart man! I wish some accident like that would happen to me, so my invention would make me super rich

Red said...

Interesting background for rust proof paint. I have a relative who works for rustoleum in their head office. I'll check and see if she knows this.

Mary Kirkland said...

I didn't know that.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for spilling the secret hiding in plain sight!