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.

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Rust-Oleum Farm & Implement 12 oz. Spray Paint- 303472 Husqvarna Orange
  • 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
Bestseller No. 2
Rust-Oleum 7466502 Specialty Farm Equipment Brush On Paint, Quart, International Red
  • 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. 3
Rust-Oleum Farm & Implement 12 oz. Spray Paint- 280127 International Harvester Red
  • 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
Bestseller No. 4
Rust-Oleum 7466830 Specialty Farm Equipment Spray Paint, 12 oz, International Red
  • 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 Automotive 249275 12-Ounce John Deere Farm Equipment Spray, Yellow
  • Original equipment colors
  • Protects against the elements
  • Stops Rust formula
  • Any-angle spray with comfort tip
  • Ideal for tractors, farm implements, lawn movers and more.
Bestseller No. 6
Rust-Oleum RUSTOLEUM 280133 Massey Ferguson Gray 12 oz Farm & Implement Spray Paint
  • 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. 7
Rust-Oleum 7579838-6 PK Professional 7579838 High Performance Enamel Spray Paint, 15 oz, Gloss Black, 6-Pack, 6 Pack
  • Ideal for use on ferrous, non-ferrous metal, wood, concrete, masonry and other such surfaces to provide rust protection and a tough attractive finish that withstands weathering
  • High quality, durable oil-based formula maintains consistent, corrosion-resistant Color despite the elements
  • Covers up to 14 sq ft, dries to touch in 15 minutes and recoats within an hour for quick project completion
  • Commercial, industrial paint formula features a high output tip that can be sprayed at any angle
  • Gloss finish provides a new look for surfaces and withstands demanding, heavy-use environments
SaleBestseller No. 8
Rust-Oleum RUSTOLEUM 280123 Black Spray Paint
  • 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
Bestseller No. 9
Rust-Oleum RUSTOLEUM 280142 Kubota Orange 12 oz. Farm & Implement Spray Paint
  • 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
Bestseller No. 10
Rust-Oleum White Spray Paint
  • 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

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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.

My preparation was not flawless, though. I did not sandblasted 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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