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Any tips for painting?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by andybaker, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    I'm looking at my Z/C fireplace insert and it really could use a new paint job. Has anyone ever painted something like this? There is no way to remove it from the room except the grates. I'm wondering if I could do a good enough job? Would Hi temp grill paint from the store work or is there somewhere else to look? I can remove the glass from the door but I'm not really sure I want to remove the door itself.

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  2. Fake coal burner

    Fake coal burner Member

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    . Clean metail with clear vinegar wipe dry.Masking tape and paper. Use a hi temperature stove paint you color. Brush on type. Spray will get all over in the house. Try a foam brush. on some thing that is scrap If it works to you liking ok or a good smooth paint brush. Leave door open and windows in the house. Might have to do 2 coats of paint. Fire up insert to cure paint. Summer project.
  3. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    It would be easy to mask off the brick and glass with blue painters tape and old paper grocerie bags or newspaper. After that is done I would imagine you could spray, roll, or brush or even a combination of the three. Personally I would use a streak free roller and por 20 high temp paint. Por 20 lasts forever and it would most likely be the last paint job it everr needs. http://www.por15.com/POR-20-ALUMINUM/productinfo/P2H/ it comes in black and a few other colors as well.

    Good luck
    Pete
  4. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Pete, I looked up that paint and it looks amazing but I don't think the "Por" brand will work. Since what I have is a Z/C fireplace most of the exposed surface never reaches 300F, so it would not cure properly. On the other hand though, some things I have around the bakery where rust can hurt the building, this looks perfect. Thanks for the info.
    And thanks Fake (not really sure I like calling you "Fake") for the suggestion about spraying. I handn't even thought about the spray going all over the house/room. Good advise, I was just thinking best how to apply.
  5. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    If you never go above 300 then its not an issue any how. Paint cures in stages once its cured to 300F it wont smell anymore however if you go hotter it will cure again and then that temp will be the next cure temp and so on. I see no reason it wouldn't work.

    Pete
  6. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Don't worry about the spray going "all over the house"! It won't. It dries very fast and is very controllable, just mask off the area good.
    Kozy uses Stove Bright Satin Black on there units. You can buy it at your local hearth shop or places like www.northlineexpress.com.
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