Brutal Rust has been manufacturing water base paint products and architectural coatings since 2010. Our continued focus on oxidized and corroded Finishes has made us a global leader in distressing and decay.
Brutal Rust’s product lineup of architectural coatings, paint, and stain collections are available globally and have been shipped to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The faux corrosion and special effect products have been used in countless film and television productions, more than 2,500 haunted attractions world wide, hundreds of Escape Rooms, and numerous Theatrical Productions.
When it comes to choosing specialty coatings, stains and cementitious materials for do-it-yourself projects to a large scale architectural specification, Brutal Rust makes a coating suitable for the job!
PERFECT FOR: • DIY • Hospitality • Commercial/Retail • Residential • Corporate Offices • Casinos • Theme Parks • Haunted Attractions • Special Effects • Films • Theater Productions • Escape Games
Meet the Brutal Rust Team
— Shayne Torrans —
Shayne Torrans is a recognized authority in the haunted attraction industry and currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer at Brutal Rust. He has been an active participant in the industry since 2007 and is passionate about creating unique and unforgettable experiences for visitors.
In 2010, he founded Brutal Rust, which has since become the flagship product of the company and the industry standard for Film, Theme Park, Haunted House, Escape Room, and Special Effects designs. Shayne and his team have gained international recognition for their exceptional set work, which has led to him being invited to teach seminars and workshops on designing, building, and faux finishing sets at national trade show conventions. He is a proud member of the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA) and was elected to be a sitting member of the board in 2015. In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the industry, Brutal Rust was awarded the HAA Vendor Excellence award in the same year.
Shayne is a talented artist with more than 30-years of experience and a visionary leader who continues to inspire and innovate in the haunted attraction industry.
— Pazley Torrans —
Pazley Torrans is an accomplished financial executive and product specialist at Brutal Rust, a company that specializes in creating high-quality sets and special effects for the entertainment industry. As the Chief Financial Officer, she oversees all financial operations of the company and ensures that the business is operating efficiently. In addition to her financial expertise, Pazley is also a skilled product specialist who has a deep understanding of the needs of the entertainment industry.
She has worked on a variety of projects, from horror films to theme park attractions, and has a keen eye for identifying trends and opportunities in the market. Pazley's passion for the industry began after she was introduced to the world of special effects and set design by her husband, Shayne. She quickly developed a love for the industry and has since become an invaluable member of the team at Brutal Rust. With her extensive knowledge of both finance and the products, Pazley has helped to position Brutal Rust as a leader in the industry.
She is dedicated to ensuring that the company is financially stable and poised for growth, while also creating innovative and high-quality products that exceed the expectations of their clients.
— Kirk Fuson —
Kirk, the head scenic artist at Brutal Rust, has been with the company since its inception. His creative and unique designs have earned him a reputation as a professional scenic artist in the entertainment industry.
With over 33 years of experience in faux finishes, sculpting, set design, and scenic painting, Kirk's approach to set design is aesthetically pleasing and nothing short of realistic. He has an incredible ability to take professionally built sets and props and transform them into breathtaking and immersive environments that transport the audience into another world.
Kirk's attention to detail and innovative approach to design have made him a valuable member of the Brutal Rust team, where he works closely with other artisans to create unique and stunning pieces that showcase the beauty of Brutal Rust's products. His dedication to mastering the look and feel of distressed and abandoned structures and his passion for creating art that reflects the world around us make him a valuable asset to the Brutal Rust team.
His innovative designs and meticulous attention to detail have earned him the respect and comradery of his peers, and his work continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world.
— Jason Long —
Jason Long is a talented designer and builder who specializes in creating sets for Brutal Rust’s faux finishes. With a passion for industrial design and a keen eye for detail, Jason is an integral part of the Brutal Rust team. Over the years, has created countless sets for Brutal Rust, each one more impressive than the last. From gritty industrial to sleek modern displays, his designs always capture the essence of the company’s brand.
Jason’s attention to detail is what sets him apart from other designers. He takes the time to understand the client’s needs and incorporates their vision into his designs. His ability to blend form and function ensures that each set is not only visually stunning but also practical for use in a variety of settings.
Jason works closely with a team of skilled craftsmen to bring the designs to life. From fabrication and woodcraft to applying the textured finishes, Jason is involved in every step of the process. Jason’s passion for design and commitment to quality has made him a valuable asset to the Brutal Rust team. His innovative and creative designs continue to impress clients and audiences alike.
— Kira Long —
As a talented scenic artist for Brutal Rust, Kira has spent years refining her craft and creating some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring sets in the industry. At Brutal Rust, Kira is responsible for creating custom patina and faux finishes for clients. She uses various techniques, including oxidation and chemical treatments to create authentic-looking finishes that can make any surface look aged and weathered. Her creativity, attention to detail, and her contributions have helped make Brutal Rust one of the most sought-after companies in the industry.
Overall, Kira is an accomplished and talented professional whose work speaks for itself. Her creativity, passion, and skill are reflected in every project she works on, and her dedication to her craft and the company have made her an invaluable asset to Brutal Rust.
— Matt Murphy —
Matt Murphy is an accomplished set designer and fabricator with over 13-years of experience in prop making and scenic design. He has become well-known in the industry for his innovative designs and attention to detail. He is a key member and Scenic Designer for Brutal Rust, where he is responsible for creating immersive and exciting environments that leave guests in awe. Matt's passion for prop making and scenic design began over a decade ago, when he discovered his talent for transforming spaces into otherworldly experiences. Since then, he has honed his skills in materials and fabrication techniques to produce breathtaking sets and props that add depth and dimension to every scene. In addition to his work in the industry, Matt is also committed to giving back to the community by sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring designers. He regularly mentors young designers and gives presentations at local schools and universities.
Matt's dedication to his craft and his willingness to share his expertise with others has earned him a well-deserved reputation as a leader in the set design and fabrication industry. He continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field and is always seeking new and innovative ways to bring his designs to life.
— Emily Emmons —
Emily Emmons is a talented scenic designer and product production specialist at Brutal Rust. Her passion for haunted houses and escape rooms began at a young age and has since evolved into a career in the industry. With years of experience in the field, Emily has honed her skills in scenic design to create immersive and realistic environments. She has worked on a variety of projects and is known for her attention to detail and ability to bring even the most complex designs to life.
Emily's enthusiasm for haunted houses and escape rooms extends beyond her work at Brutal Rust. She is an avid fan of these experiences and has visited many of the top-rated attractions around the world. Her passion for the industry has led her to become a respected voice in the community. With her talent, passion, and dedication to her craft, Emily Emmons is a rising star in the world of scenic design and product production. Her work at Brutal Rust and her contributions to the industry have earned her a well-deserved reputation as one of the top talents in the field.
— Holli Hartley —
With over a decade of experience in scenic painting, Holli has developed a keen eye for color and detail, and she is able to transform even the most mundane surfaces into works of art. Her work has been featured in a variety of projects, including haunted houses, theme park attractions, and escape rooms, where her artistic talents have helped to bring the designers' visions to life.
In addition to her work as a Scenic Artist, Holli is also a Product Production and Packaging Specialist, where she is responsible for production and packaging for Brutal Rust's products. With her artistic talent and dedication to her craft, Holli Hartley is a rising star in the world of Scenic Art and design. Her contributions to Brutal Rust and the industry as a whole have helped to shape the future of special effects and set design, and she continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in her role as a Scenic Artist and product and packaging specialist.
— Jon Stockwell —
Jon Stockwell is a highly skilled Scenic Designer and Product Specialist with a passion for creating immersive and unforgettable experiences. With years of experience in the industry, he has earned a reputation for his exceptional talent, attention to detail, and his ability to bring any concept to life. Jon has been working with Brutal Rust since its inception, bringing his expertise and creativity to every project. His unique vision and innovative designs have helped to establish Brutal Rust as a leader in the haunted house industry.
As a haunted house enthusiast, Jon has an innate understanding of what it takes to create an atmosphere that is both terrifying and engaging. He brings this knowledge to every project, ensuring that guests are transported to another world from the moment they enter the attraction.
With his extensive experience in scenic design and production, Jon is able to handle even the most complex and challenging projects. His attention to detail and commitment to quality have earned him the respect of his peers and the admiration of his clients. Whether he's constructing a new haunted house attraction, creating an immersive theatrical experience, or bringing a film to life, Jon is a true master of his craft. His passion, creativity, and expertise continue to make him a valuable asset to Brutal Rust and the entertainment industry as a whole.
At Brutal Rust, we hold the quality of our products to the highest standards. Every Brutal Rust product is made in house. It is crucial to understand not only how to use the different products but also how to store them for later use. Please visit our "How-To" section for product instructions.