Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint is the industry’s premier high temperature paint. It is formulated with a unique blend of heat resistant pigments in a silicone polymer resin that provides excellent color retention and film integrity in working temperatures up to 1200°F (650°C). Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint is designed for rapid curing and great working properties over both cast iron and steel surfaces. It is ideal for wood, pellet, and gas stoves as well as stove pipes and many other metal substrates that are subject to high temperatures. Available in a wide range of colors HERE.
How it works
The process breaks down into 3 simple steps:
1. Prepare the surface for paint
2. Apply the paint
3. Set the paint
For best results, follow the detailed instructions in the user guide HERE.
Insider Tips for a Perfect Paint Job
1. Thorough surface preparation is critical to a durable finish.
The paint will only adhere as well as whatever is already on the stove. If the stove is rusted, and you do not remove all the rust, then the paint will adhere to the rust and fail. If the stove has a coating that is peeling, blistering, or chalking, then the new topcoat will release from the stove in the same way. If the stove has grease, oil, dirt or any other contaminant on it, then the paint will not adhere to the metal of the stove.
2. Be sure paint can is at room temperature.
Best results are achieved when the paint, the surface of the stove, and the air temperature are above 65° F and below 85°F. You can warm a cold can of paint by running hot tap water over it for two minutes.
3. Shake the can for 2 full minutes.
This is not your average spray paint; it needs a full 2 minutes of vigorous shaking to completely mix the paint. Mixing the pigments, metallics, and solvents thoroughly ensures even application and a smooth finish. Spraying the paint before mixing completely could clog the draw tube.
4. Sandblasting is the best method to remove rust before painting.
If rust is not removed completely before painting, rust will reappear on the newly painted surface over time. Painting over rust with Stove Bright® High Temperature Paint does not stop oxidation. That is why it is critical to remove all the rust before painting.
5. Remove oil, grease, or other any other surface contaminants.
Stove Bright recommends using Lacquer Thinner, Toluene, or Acetone for this step. This ensures the paint can adhere directly to the surface. Avoid using paint thinner, mineral spirits, or any cleaning product which could leave a residue. The layer of residue left behind inhibits the adhesion qualities of the high temperature paint.
6. 2-3 lights coats of paint will provide better coverage.
Your first coat should be a “mist” coat. It should look like dots on the surface. Trying to cover the surface in a single pass will likely result in drips and runs of this thin paint.
7. Paint should be sprayed from about 12 to 15 inches away.
If you get too close, the paint will likely drip or run. If you get too far away, the paint will dry in the air and result in a gritty finish.
8. Allow the first coat to air dry before spraying the next coat.
Each coat of paint usually dries to the touch in about 20 minutes. Then, the surface is ready for another application.
9. Take care to gradually increase heat when curing.
After the final coat has dried for at least 4 hours, it is ready to gradually heat cure. Immediately building a hot fire will “shock” the paint and cause it to release from the surface, reversing all your hard work.
10. The paint will have a flat finish once cured.
Opt for a metallic shade of paint if you prefer a more reflective finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much paint is needed?
It depends on the size of your stove. Usually, 2-3 cans are enough to completely cover most stoves.
Can I rush the delivery?
We primarily sell Stove Bright paint in spray cans. Shipping regulations restrict aerosol cans to domestic ground shipping within the contiguous 48 states only. International and airmail shipments of spray paints are strictly prohibited.