How to paint a BBQ, Stove or Fireplace?

If your BBQ is not looking great after the summer and you would like to make it look as new for the next season, Arc Colorfast High Temperature Spray Paint is the right product for you. And, if you get to painting why not restore the deep black of your stove or fireplace, making them ready for the approaching cold season. Arc Colorfast High Temperature Spray Paint dries in 1h and resists to temperatures of up to 600ºC. With a single 400ml aerosol you will cover up to 2 square meters.

In this article we will cover how you can easily paint your BBQ, Stove, Fireplace or Boiler and also things you can do to improve the lifetime of your BBQ.

How to apply high-temperature paint

  • Assuming that you are applying the high-temperature paint on an object which is not new, we advise that you begin your project by lightly sanding the surface to remove any loose paint or rust. The best tools are a wire brush (for rust) or sandpaper (for paint).
  • Once the surface is sanded, clean it well to ensure there are no dirt or metal particles. Grease stains can be cleaned with KleanX Oven, Grill & BBQ Cleaner.
  • Once the surface is clean and free from contaminants, shake the can for 1 minute. Apply several thin coats from 25-30cm from the surface.
  • Allow to dry for 30 minutes between coats.
  • We recommend applying three coats of paint for maximum durability and protection against heat transfer to the surface.
  • When you have finished painting, turn the can upside down and press the nozzle for a few seconds, until no more paint comes out. This way the nozzle will be left clear and ready for next use.
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How to care for your BBQ

  • We recommend giving your BBQ a basic clean after each use and a deep clean every three months. Clean it without damaging the paint or metal surfaces which can allow rust to start forming.
  • Clean painted grill with warm soapy water, and paper towels or cloth. Polish up with a mild glass cleaner and lint-free cloth. After wiping down the surfaces, rinse them, and dry thoroughly.
  • Clean stainless steel using a non-toxic, non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner or polish designed for use on outdoor products and grills. Use a microfiber cloth to clean in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel. Note: Do not use paper towels, and do not risk scratching your stainless steel with abrasive pastes. Pastes do not clean or polish. They will change the colour of the metal by removing the top chromium oxide film coating.
  • Avoid a build-up of carbonised grease on the inside of your BBQ lid by wiping over with a damp rag while it’s still warm to remove moisture and debris.
  • When not in use it is best to cover your BBQ to protect it from rain and dampness. Make sure the BBQ has cooled down sufficiently before covering up.
  • In winter the ideal place to store your BBQ is in a shed or garage, away from rain, frost and freezing temperatures. Otherwise, you may use a BBQ cover.