Contest Rules


This Spray New Life Contest ("Contest") is sponsored by Rust-Oleum Corporation. This Contest is governed by these Official Rules, as well as, by applicable state and federal law. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Rust-Oleum Corporation which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest.  

The Contest is open to any natural person who is a legal resident of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico), who is 18 years or older at the time of entry and is void where prohibited by law. Employees, officers and directors of Rust-Oleum Corporation, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. 

The Contest will start on or about 1:00 p.m. CST on Monday, April 23, 2018 and end on or about 7:00 p.m. CST on Friday, August 31, 2018.

To enter, each Contestant must:

1. Follow @Varathane on Instagram.  

2.  Capture a photograph or video of an item that has been stained with Varathane wood stain and post the photograph or video on Instagram and use the hashtag #varthaneit. 

For example: 

My old dresser looks new again #varathaneit

Participants may enter as often as they’d like. There is no limit to the number of entries posted. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win.  A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. 

Once submitted, all entries become the exclusive property of Rust-Oleum Corporation.   


Monthly Prize: The odds of winning are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.  One winner per month will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants who publish a post in accordance with the above instructions. There will be one drawing for a monthly prize at approximately 5:00 p.m. CST on June 1, July 1, August 1 or September 1. 

The winner of the monthly Contest on June 1 will not be eligible to win the monthly prizes awarded on July 1, August 1 or September 1. The winner(s) of each monthly prize will be notified by comment on Twitter or Instagram (wherever their entry was originally published) within 48 hours of the respective month’s drawing: June 1, July 1, August 1 or September 1.

In order to claim their prize, Winner(s) will be required to respond to the prize notification within the time specified in the notification to: (1) provide his or her full mailing address and phone number in the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico) so that prizes may be properly shipped and delivered.  

If the above requirements are not met, the prize(s) may be awarded to a replacement winner or winners drawn at random from the pool of remaining eligible entries. The replacement winner(s) will need to satisfy all of the requirements of these Official Rules. This process will be repeated until the prize(s) are awarded in full. 

Each Winner(s) of the monthly Contest (“Winner”) will receive one (1) $500 Home Depot gift card. 

No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted.  Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Rust-Oleum Corporation to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of marketing, advertising and trade online, in print or elsewhere without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. 

Reporting and payment of any federal, state, provincial, local, VAT, or other taxes, fees, customs, duties, insurance, or other amounts owed in connection with any prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner(s). 

Each prize is given away by Rust-Oleum Corporation “AS-IS.” Rust-Oleum Corporation does not make, and hereby disclaims, any warranties, whether express, implied, or statutory, regarding any prize, including without limitation any implied or statutory warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. 

Rust-Oleum Corporation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant that Rust-Oleum Corporation determines: (1) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (2) has acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy or harass Rust-Oleum Corporation or any other person or entity; (3) has not satisfied all of the requirements for entry in the Contest; or (4) to be otherwise ineligible under, or otherwise in violation of, these Official Rules or in violation of The Twitter Rules or other rules imposed by Twitter on the use of Twitter accounts or other rules imposed by Instagram, Inc. on the use of Instagram accounts. 

By entering, each entrant releases and holds harmless Rust-Oleum Corporation, any manufacturer or supplier of any prize, any other persons or entities involved in the Contest, each of its and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising out of or resulting from: (1) entry or participation in the Contest; (2) the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize; (3) any violation by such entrant of these Official Rules or applicable laws; (4) any incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to as a result of technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; (5) entry materials that have been tampered with, or entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, postage due or misdirected; (6) any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in connection with the Contest; and (7) any conditions arising from events beyond Rust-Oleum Corporation’s reasonable control.  

By entering the Contest, each entrant grants to Rust-Oleum Corporation the right to use and publish such entrant’s name, state of residence, and any other information in any winning entry both online and in print, in connection with the Contest, without additional compensation, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, by entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of their names and likeness for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation. (A Tennessee resident consents to the use of his name and likeness only if such Tennessee resident expressly consents to such use.) Rust-Oleum Corporation reserves the right to use any information provided by entrants in connection with the Contest in any manner permitted by these Official Rules. 

Rust-Oleum Corporation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest at any time for any reason, including but not limited to any reason that affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest. Such reasons include but are not limited to fraud, tampering, unauthorized access, infections by computer virus, bugs, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Rust-Oleum Corporation. 

nothing contained in these Official Rules or in any of the Contest materials should be construed as an endorsement by Rust-Oleum Corporation of any prize manufacturers or suppliers or other third party, product, or service. 

For the name of the prize winner(s), available after September 1, 2018, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: 

Lindsay Lewis
c/o Rust-Oleum Corporation
11 E Hawthorn Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
 Requests must be received by September 1, 2018. Questions regarding the Contest may be directed to Lindsay Lewis at