How Long Does It Take for Rustoleum Truck Bed Coating to Dry?

Rust-Oleum truck bed coating can help protect a truck bed from rust and other wear and tear. It’s easy to apply, but how long does it take for it to dry?

The amount of time it takes for Rust-Oleum truck bed coating to dry will depend on the humidity, temperature, and the thickness of the application. For example, if you apply a thin layer on a warm day with low humidity, it could take as little as 6 hours for the coating to dry. If you apply a thicker layer in more humid conditions, it could take up to 12 hours or more.

You’ll know the coating is completely dry when it’s no longer tacky or sticky to the touch.

In addition, you should also be able to walk across the area without leaving any footprints or smudges.

Before applying Rust-Oleum truck bed coating, you should make sure that your truck bed is totally clean and free of rust and debris. You should also make sure that you have all of the right tools, such as a brush or roller applicator and sprayer if you plan on spraying on the coating.

If possible, it’s best to apply Rust-Oleum truck bed coating in an area that’s well ventilated. This will help speed up the drying process so that your truck is ready for use sooner rather than later.


Rust-Oleum truck bed coating can be a great way to protect your vehicle from rust and wear and tear. The amount of time it takes for this product to dry can vary depending on factors such as humidity, temperature, and thickness of application. Generally speaking though, you can expect for Rust-Oleum truck bed coating to take anywhere from 6 hours up to 12 hours or more before it’s completely dry.

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Karen Watkins