Stove brite paint

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rox3406

Burning Hunk
Nov 5, 2017
109
New Jersey
spray or brush on? I’ve never used the product just wondering what experience you guys have had. I’ll be using the satin black. Thanks for your input fellow burners
 

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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central pa
spray or brush on? I’ve never used the product just wondering what experience you guys have had. I’ll be using the satin black. Thanks for your input fellow burners
Spray for sure. I actually prefer aw perkins paint over stove brite now. It sprays out better and seems to hold up a little better
 

KennyK

Feeling the Heat
Oct 26, 2011
351
Boston
My experience with stove brite spray was that it looked amazing, and finished really well drying completely evenly with no drips. However, it is expensive, I found that it didn't come out of the can so well, and one can doesn't cover much. Rust-oleum high heat doesn't look quite as good in the end product, but is much cheaper, sprays on much easier, and covers a lot more material. Next time, I will use rust-oleum for all initial coatings, and stove bright just for the final coating.
 

rox3406

Burning Hunk
Nov 5, 2017
109
New Jersey
That was kinda the plan I had. Use the rustoleum high temp flat black first then something better as a final coat
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
My experience with stove brite spray was that it looked amazing, and finished really well drying completely evenly with no drips. However, it is expensive, I found that it didn't come out of the can so well, and one can doesn't cover much. Rust-oleum high heat doesn't look quite as good in the end product, but is much cheaper, sprays on much easier, and covers a lot more material. Next time, I will use rust-oleum for all initial coatings, and stove bright just for the final coating.
Personally I wouldn't mix brands. If you do, be sure they are compatible first. Some paints have a lacquer base. Stove Brite is acetone based. I once touched up a section of stove pipe with Stove Brite, not knowing that it had a lacquer based paint on it. When the pipe got warm the paint started shriveling terribly. I called the pipe mfg. to ask why this happened. They explained that they had changed to a lacquer-based paint. Had to clean off the mess and do it all over again with Krylon High temp paint.
 
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bholler

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I used rustoleum once and it did go on nice but didnt hold up well at all. Never again. Perkins is a little more money than stove brite but goes on as nice as rustoleum dut seems to hold up better than either. It does smell way worse than either as well though.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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Some manufacturers also use Dampney's Thurmalox which is a silicone coating.
http://www.stovepaint.com/

Be sure to read the application instructions and paint only in a well ventilated area.
 

begreen

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Perkins is a little more money than stove brite but goes on as nice as rustoleum dut seems to hold up better than either
Do you know where to get the msds for Perkins 90AW paint? Their website has very little info. I wnat to know what its base is.
 

bholler

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To be clear stove brite will wprk just fine i used it for years happily i just found perkins is a little easier to use. But i would not recomend rustoleum
 

begreen

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I have never heard of that i will have to give it a try
They also make a high temp stainless steel paint that I've been meaning to try. Have you used Perkins on stainless? If yes, how does it stand up?
 

bholler

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Do you know where to get the msds for Perkins 90AW paint? Their website has very little info.
They sent it to me with my first order i can get it if you really want it. Or i am sure they would send you a copy they are really nice to work with
 

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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They also make a high temp stainless steel paint that I've been meaning to try. Have you used Perkins on stainless? If yes, how does it stand up?
Yes we use it all the time it holds up much better than regular high temp but still not great. Stainless just doesnt hold paint very well.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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Yes we use it all the time it holds up much better than regular high temp but still not great. Stainless just doesnt hold paint very well.
Might be worth doing a test with the Thurmalox stainless paint if you can find it.

On a side note, I put a band of stainless as a flashing separating our house foundation and sill from the patio. The stainless was too shiny so I lightly sanded the ss flashing and then brush painted it with black Rustoleum metal paint. That was 12 yrs ago and it has stood up great. Surprisingly so considering this is on the south side of the house and gets the brunt of our weather.
 

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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Might be worth doing a test with the Thurmalox stainless paint if you can find it.

On a side note, I put a band of stainless as a flashing separating our house foundation and sill from the patio. The stainless was too shiny so I lightly sanded the ss flashing and then brush painted it with black Rustoleum metal paint. That was 12 yrs ago and it has stood up great. Surprisingly so considering this is on the south side of the house and gets the brunt of our weather.
That is surprising. We have tried sandind etching with various products etc all with mixed results some holds up for years others starts to peel a year later. Now we just try to avoid painting stainless as much as possible. Which is easier now that olympia will powder coat everything but connector pipe.
 

ckr74

Burning Hunk
Mar 3, 2006
143
You can mix Rustoleum and Stove Brite. I used Rustoleum as the base coat, let it dry 30 minutes or so. Then used a scotch brite pad to remove the dust that Rustoleum leaves. Then use the Stove Brite.

I forgot to add. Make sure the surface is absolutely rust free. If you try to paint over the rust it will come through the paint to the surface in less than a month.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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That is surprising. We have tried sandind etching with various products etc all with mixed results some holds up for years others starts to peel a year later. Now we just try to avoid painting stainless as much as possible. Which is easier now that olympia will powder coat everything but connector pipe.
Yes it is. There is not a nick or flake showing on it yet and I sure don't baby it. I was expecting to have to repaint it every few years.
 

bholler

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Yes it is. There is not a nick or flake showing on it yet and I sure don't baby it. I was expecting to have to repaint it every few years.
Good for you lol we typically dont have that luck.