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How blue is Jotul blue/black?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by RSNovi, Aug 25, 2010.

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  1. RSNovi

    RSNovi Feeling the Heat

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    I am worried that the Jotul matte black won't age well. I have a brown wall which I prepared for a black stove. The blue/black pictures I have found here look like the stove is nearly all black. The sample at the dealer looked quite blue and he said that he didn't think it was a good sample. They don't have a blue/black in stock.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It is really a dark color. Looks almost black.
  3. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    What he said.
  4. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    Blue eyes crying, in the rain.

    I'm blue, soooo blue...
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    My fav is Willie Nelson's version.

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  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It depends on the light. In bright sunlight, the blue comes out a bit more, but in normal room light, the stove looks more like a dark charcoal grey with just a hint of blue. Very classy.

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  8. RSNovi

    RSNovi Feeling the Heat

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    I like the looks of the stove in that picture because it looks like a semi-gloss black which I think is cool. The stove will be in a lot of sunlight given it is going right by a window so it might look more blue in my house.

    Chris
  9. OhioBurner©

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    I've never seen any blue tones in any pictures I have seen of them, wish I could see one in person. I think I am going to regret not getting it on my Jøtul insert. The matte black looks great to me but I know it will never look as good over time.

    If I get a freestanding Jøtul I think I might hold out for the blue/black but I'd really like to see one in person. One big reason we didnt get the enamel is the ones in the store (they had mohogany) had several chips in the finish and it seemed to kinda stick out. Maybe atleast if the blue/black one chips it would be easier to touch up and hide.
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    Easily one of the best looking stoves on the market today.
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    Shari Minister of Fire

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    The Jotul 'brown' finish is a different type of finish versus the blue/black. I'm too lazy to look it up what the difference is right now......

    Our Oslo is blue/black, installed 2/10, looks just like new - still.

    Shari
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    Methinks this is much ado about nothing. Think of the color as a cool, satin black. The finish will look great with a nice brown tiled wall and hearth. There is a touch of brown in our hearth and it complemented the finish nicely.

    Shari, Jotul's brown finish is a majolica porcelain. It's shiny traditional finish.
  13. OhioBurner©

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    How durable is this finish? Is the blue/black not porcelain then? Cheaper option? I know the brown color was a $550 option at the one we just looked at and at that price I'll pass.
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    It is a tougher finish. My understanding is that it's still is a form of porcelain finish, but more like a built-up powder coat. I would doubt that it is cheaper, though the $550 quote seems high compared to what we paid. If the goal is for the lowest possible price, then forget it. Though more than one owner has regretted not getting the finish after a year or two of ownership. The additional cost spread over 20 years is trivial.

    The advantage of a porcelain finish is that with a quick wipe, the stove looks as good in 5 years as it did the day you bought it. No matter how well one keeps up a regular cast iron stove eventually the casting pores fill up with dust particles that are virtually impossible to remove and the finish starts looking dull. Some folks like that look, some do not and repaint at this time. It is an entirely cosmetic thing and doesn't affect the function of the stove.
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    I stopped by a local dealer at lunch hoping they would have a blue/black in stock. Only had one small Jotul and he was pushing a Lopi or VC on me.

    Chris
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    We have the blue black enamel Oslo and it is rumored to be a tough finish, more so than the Majolica finishes like brown. Honestly it looks black to me. Very nice. Just get it you wont regret it.
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    It looks like a charcoal black. I am probably in the minority, but I did not like the color and opted for the matte black stove. I have no idea why Jotul didn't just paint it pure black. During daylight you can see the blue tint, whereas at night not so much. The blue-black typically carries a $300 premium.
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    Yeah, I'm in that "more than one owner" category . . . the only thing I wish I had done different . . . but it's hindsight . . . the matte black was in stock and the price was good . . . but I really do like the look of those blue black stoves.
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    The blue black is as it says.
    The advantage of paying the extra cash is that 10 years later the stove still looks like new !
    (I have had my blue black Jotul 602 for 10 years)
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    I posted a picture of my blue/black Oslo with a boat on it a little while back. In the picture the stove looks really blue. In the house under normal light conditions it looks more like black. The only other time it looked that blue was when it was in the back of my truck out in the sunlight as me and my brother were trying to figure out how we were goin to get the thing in the house without killing ourselves. Im glad i went with the majolica finish. Just wipe it off with a rag and your blingin'.
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    Well that was on the Firelight, maybe on a smaller stove the premium is less? Lowest possible price no, we did spend a lot extra to get what we wanted and the surround we liked, but when we bought our insert the base price of it was a bit of a shocker and in not thinking ahead we decided we loved the look of the classic black. I think down the road though the blue/black will obviously look better, and maybe by the time of our next stove purchase I'll be more used to spending the big bucks. Atleast replacing our stove wont require relining a fireplace chimney and I should be able to do it myself so cost will be less.
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    Thats funny, both me and my brother are mad on stoves, and we have simmilar situations. Our favourite saying before lifting is ..........tighten your pooper string, you dont want to mess your pants !
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    Does your stove have the dark blue majolica porcelain finish or the blue/black porcelain enamel? Majolica is shiny, the blue/black is not.
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    Love my Oslo. I went with the matte black because the dealer would discount them more (he had more of those in stock). It would have been a $400 add, and I cheaped out, but now I wish I had sprung for the lovely blue/black.

    Oh, well. There's always next time, say in 25 years or so.
  25. AngusMac

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    BeGreen, my 602 is blue black and shiny.
    But I dont think it has such a deep coat as the Ivory or brown or blue.
    The Blue looks really stunning.
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