Best Tractor Paint: Spruce Up Implements with Spray Enamel in a Can

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I have three old, antique John Deere tractors — all of which had worn, rusty, faded, sun-baked paint when I bought them for restoration. Those utility tractors needed the best tractor paint to look good.

Bestseller No. 1
Rust-Oleum 280123 Farm & Implement Spray Paint, 12 oz, Gloss Black (Pack of 1)
  • Perfect for use on farm or industrial equipment such as tractors, trailers, lawn mowers and other implements
  • Rust preventative formula protects items from wear and provides excellent coverage
  • Dries to the touch in 2-4 hours and covers up to 6-7 sq. ft. per can
  • Heavy-duty paint is ultra durable and resists chipping and weather damage
  • Gloss finish matches to original equipment manufacturer colors
Bestseller No. 2
Rust-Oleum 280127-6PK Specialty Farm & Implement Spray Paint, 12 Oz, Gloss International Harvester Red, 6 Pack
  • Perfect for use on farm or industrial equipment such as tractors, trailers, lawn mowers and other implements
  • Rust preventative formula protects items from wear and provides excellent coverage
  • Dries to the touch in 2-4 hours and covers up to 6-7 sq. ft. per can
  • Heavy-duty paint is ultra durable and resists chipping and weather damage
  • Gloss finish matches to original equipment manufacturer colors
Bestseller No. 3
Rust-Oleum 280131 Ford Blue Spray Paint 12 Ounce (Pack of 1)
  • Durable, rust preventive enamel has Stops Rust formula that offers excellent coverage, chip resistance, and color retention
  • Dries to the touch in 2 to 4 hours - handled in 5 to 9 hours
  • Can be recoated in 1 hour
SaleBestseller No. 4
Rust-Oleum 7424502 Specialty Farm Equipment Brush On Paint, Quart, Ford Blue
  • Ideal for interior or exterior use on machinery, tractors, farm implements, lawn mowers and more
  • Stops Rust formula offers rust preventative coating with resistance against chipping and the elements
  • Covers up to 7 sq ft and dries to the touch in 2-4 hours
  • Heavy duty enamel provides durable corrosion resistance for long-lasting protection
  • Gloss finish matches original equipment with excellent color retention
Bestseller No. 5
Rust-Oleum 7449502 Specialty Farm Equipment Brush On Paint, Quart, Caterpillar Yellow
  • Ideal for interior or exterior use on machinery, tractors, farm implements, lawn mowers and more
  • Stops Rust formula offers rust preventative coating with resistance against chipping and the elements
  • Covers up to 7 sq ft and dries to the touch in 2-4 hours
  • Heavy duty enamel provides durable corrosion resistance for long-lasting protection
  • Gloss finish matches original equipment with excellent color retention
Bestseller No. 6
Glidden Farm & Implement Alkyd Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint for use on Machinery, Equipment, Masonry, and Other Metal Surfaces, 1 Gallon, High Gloss, Black
  • Ready to use/pre-mixed farm and implement paint
  • Use on machinery, equipment, piping, tanks, masonry, wood, and other metal surfaces
  • Durable and scrubbable high-gloss finish
  • For interior and exterior paint applications
  • Alkyd enamel formula cleans up with mineral spirits or VM&P Naphtha
Bestseller No. 7
Generic Spray Paint Caps for Rust-Oleum Farm and Implement Spray Paint, (6) Pack OEM Direct Fitment Caps…, White/Black
  • OEM Spray Paint Caps for Rust-Oleum Farm & Implement Line
  • No More Clogged Spray Paint Nozzles!
  • Direct Fitment! and Factory Direct!
  • Spray Paint Caps Only. *(NO SPRAY CAN)
  • Made in USA
SaleBestseller No. 8
Rust-Oleum 7458830 Specialty Farm Equipment Spray Paint, 12 oz, Allis Chalmers Orange
  • Ideal for interior or exterior use on machinery, tractors, farm implements, lawn mowers and more
  • Stops Rust formula offers rust preventative coating with resistance against chipping and the elements
  • Covers up to 7 sq ft and dries to the touch in 2-4 hours
  • Heavy duty enamel provides durable corrosion resistance for long-lasting protection
  • Gloss finish matches original equipment with excellent color retention
Bestseller No. 9
Bestseller No. 10
RUST-OLEUM 7443402 Gallon John Deere Yellow Bright Enamel Paint
  • The product is Gallon John Deer YEL Paint
  • Elegant and smooth finish
  • The product is manufactured in United States
  • Gallon John Deere Yellow Bright Enamel Paint
  • Durable finish that protects against rust and corrosion

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I did just that by painting the hood, body panels, and rims with a good enamel tractor paint in a spray can. The implements, including snow blowers, plow blades, bucket, and mower decks, were painted, too, with the same enamel. It was Rust-Oleum Farm and Implement Paint, which is available in tractor colors.

Bestseller No. 1
Rust-Oleum 280123 Farm & Implement Spray Paint, 12 oz, Gloss Black (Pack of 1)
  • Perfect for use on farm or industrial equipment such as tractors, trailers, lawn mowers and other implements
  • Rust preventative formula protects items from wear and provides excellent coverage
  • Dries to the touch in 2-4 hours and covers up to 6-7 sq. ft. per can
  • Heavy-duty paint is ultra durable and resists chipping and weather damage
  • Gloss finish matches to original equipment manufacturer colors
Bestseller No. 2
Rust-Oleum 280127-6PK Specialty Farm & Implement Spray Paint, 12 Oz, Gloss International Harvester Red, 6 Pack
  • Perfect for use on farm or industrial equipment such as tractors, trailers, lawn mowers and other implements
  • Rust preventative formula protects items from wear and provides excellent coverage
  • Dries to the touch in 2-4 hours and covers up to 6-7 sq. ft. per can
  • Heavy-duty paint is ultra durable and resists chipping and weather damage
  • Gloss finish matches to original equipment manufacturer colors
Bestseller No. 3
Rust-Oleum 280131 Ford Blue Spray Paint 12 Ounce (Pack of 1)
  • Durable, rust preventive enamel has Stops Rust formula that offers excellent coverage, chip resistance, and color retention
  • Dries to the touch in 2 to 4 hours - handled in 5 to 9 hours
  • Can be recoated in 1 hour
SaleBestseller No. 4
Rust-Oleum 7424502 Specialty Farm Equipment Brush On Paint, Quart, Ford Blue
  • Ideal for interior or exterior use on machinery, tractors, farm implements, lawn mowers and more
  • Stops Rust formula offers rust preventative coating with resistance against chipping and the elements
  • Covers up to 7 sq ft and dries to the touch in 2-4 hours
  • Heavy duty enamel provides durable corrosion resistance for long-lasting protection
  • Gloss finish matches original equipment with excellent color retention
Bestseller No. 5
Rust-Oleum 7449502 Specialty Farm Equipment Brush On Paint, Quart, Caterpillar Yellow
  • Ideal for interior or exterior use on machinery, tractors, farm implements, lawn mowers and more
  • Stops Rust formula offers rust preventative coating with resistance against chipping and the elements
  • Covers up to 7 sq ft and dries to the touch in 2-4 hours
  • Heavy duty enamel provides durable corrosion resistance for long-lasting protection
  • Gloss finish matches original equipment with excellent color retention
Bestseller No. 6
Glidden Farm & Implement Alkyd Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint for use on Machinery, Equipment, Masonry, and Other Metal Surfaces, 1 Gallon, High Gloss, Black
  • Ready to use/pre-mixed farm and implement paint
  • Use on machinery, equipment, piping, tanks, masonry, wood, and other metal surfaces
  • Durable and scrubbable high-gloss finish
  • For interior and exterior paint applications
  • Alkyd enamel formula cleans up with mineral spirits or VM&P Naphtha
Bestseller No. 7
Generic Spray Paint Caps for Rust-Oleum Farm and Implement Spray Paint, (6) Pack OEM Direct Fitment Caps…, White/Black
  • OEM Spray Paint Caps for Rust-Oleum Farm & Implement Line
  • No More Clogged Spray Paint Nozzles!
  • Direct Fitment! and Factory Direct!
  • Spray Paint Caps Only. *(NO SPRAY CAN)
  • Made in USA
SaleBestseller No. 8
Rust-Oleum 7458830 Specialty Farm Equipment Spray Paint, 12 oz, Allis Chalmers Orange
  • Ideal for interior or exterior use on machinery, tractors, farm implements, lawn mowers and more
  • Stops Rust formula offers rust preventative coating with resistance against chipping and the elements
  • Covers up to 7 sq ft and dries to the touch in 2-4 hours
  • Heavy duty enamel provides durable corrosion resistance for long-lasting protection
  • Gloss finish matches original equipment with excellent color retention
Bestseller No. 9
Bestseller No. 10
RUST-OLEUM 7443402 Gallon John Deere Yellow Bright Enamel Paint
  • The product is Gallon John Deer YEL Paint
  • Elegant and smooth finish
  • The product is manufactured in United States
  • Gallon John Deere Yellow Bright Enamel Paint
  • Durable finish that protects against rust and corrosion

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What kind of paint is used on farm equipment?

Rust-Oleum Farm and Implement Paint worked well on my John Deere 112 tractor, snow blower, mower deck, bucket, and plow blade. I did not paint the tractor with a brush; instead, I painted the tractor with spray cans outside.

I used one can of John Deere yellow paint on the plow blade. I applied liberally. The quality tractor paint went on smooth and did not run even when painting outdoors with a little wind. The spray can’s nozzle was easy to push. The paint came out perfect.

Does tractor paint need primer?

My preparation was not flawless, though. I did not sandblast or use sandpaper on every nook and cranny. I scuffed the surface with a Scotchbrite pad and sanded the rusty metal. This is not a show tractor but a working tractor. Showroom quality was not my concern.

I applied two coats of primer before spraying the final coat. The final coat turned out better than I expected — especially from a spray can.

Now, I have two more tractors to paint.

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Originally posted 2022-02-25 13:30:18.