High temperature materials such as nickel superalloys require the development of corrosion resistant coatings. These coatings must be thermally stable and chemically inert in order to protect the substrate material. Aluminum oxide is one such candidate. Aluminum acetylacetonate was used as the precursor for metal-organic chemical vapor deposition at atmospheric pressure. Uniform, amorphous, and multi-colored protective coatings were deposited onto nickel substrates at 400 to 500°C and dark gray, and powdery coatings were obtained at higher temperatures of 550 to 600°C. The coating was free from cracks when higher carrier gas flow rate were used.