Poly (N-ethylani I i ne) (PNEA) coatings were grown by potentiodynamic synthesis technique on 304 stainless steel (SS) alloy from 0.1 M of N-ethylaniline (NEA) in 0.3 M oxalic acid solution. Characterization of adhesive and electroactive PNEA coatings was carried out by cyclic voltammetry. FT-IR spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. The protective properties of PNEA coatings on SS were elucidated using linear anodic potentiodynamic polarization, Tafel and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) test techniques, in highly aggressive 0.5 M HCl and 0.5 M NaCl solutions. Linear anodic potentiodynamic polarization test results proved that PNEA coating improved the degree of protection against pitting corrosion in HCl and NaCl solutions. Tafel test results showed that PNEA coating appears to enhancement protection for SS in 0.5 M NaCl and 0.5 M HCl solutions. However, according to long-term EIS results, PNEA coating is better for the protection of SS electrodes during, the Iona immersion period in NaCl compared to that in HCl medium. Published by Elsevier Ltd.