posted on April 06, 2020 15:24
PAINT FOR YOUR WOOD STOVE
Wood stove paint is helpful for your wood and coal burning stove. They can be brush, rolled or sprayed to improve the look of your wood stove and other similar appliances (usually cast iron or metal).
The reason to use Thurmalox high heat paint is to refresh the appearance of appliances that suffer damage over time. This damage can result from things like moisture or superheating. Because wood stoves are not just functional but also seen during all months of the year. You want to keep them looking their best.
WOOD STOVE EXTERIORS GET DAMAGED
As the owner of a wood stove, you should be aware of how hot they can get and the heat they put off. Even though the heat rises through the flue’s ventilation, the surrounding enclosure where the fire burns is still effected by the fire. This means that it goes through frequent heating and cooling which subjects the exterior to significant wear and tear over time. This can cause some visual imperfections such as warping, damage, or discoloration.
UPDATE YOUR WOOD STOVE APPEARANCE
In order to keep the wood stove looking its best, you should use a high temperature wood stove paint. This will allow you to touch up the color and look to bring it back to basically brand new. The wood stove paint from Dampney Co. Inc. is resistant to the incredibly high temperatures experienced. This means the color will likely last a long time even though the exterior is subjected to extreme heat.
WOOD STOVE RUST – A COMMON PROBLEM
In addition to the heat’s effect on a wood stove, there is also the concern of rust. When a stove is subject to moisture rust occurs. This moisture can come from a few sources, although primarily it occurs from heating liquids with the stove or through moisture accumulation from the chimney opening. When untreated, rust can continue to spread and damage the stove even further. This is both dangerous and unattractive looking and should be remedied right away. Thurmalox paints help prevent rust but it does have to be removed first.
One of the best ways to remove and prevent rust is to sand or mechanically grind the metal surface. Then once it is clear of imperfections, you can apply paint (color of your choice). This will protect against further rusting and more damage.
REASONS TO USE WOOD STOVE PAINT
Wood stove paint is a more modern approach to maintaining your wood stove (or changing its look completely!). It is highly popular among stove owners because it is convenient to apply and allows you to get creative with your look. Application is usually through a spray and there are a variety of colors available. Note that wood stove paint needs a high temperature primer to be sprayed down before its use for safest operation and to prevent long term rust and corrosion.
You would want to use stove paint if:
- You want to get creative with your stove’s look through the use of multiple colors and finish styles.
- You plan to change the color due to its ability to be sprayed on top of other paints. This is something polish doesn’t offer.
- Your goal is long term rust resistance and the ability to apply over sandblasted portions.
For more information about high temperature wood stove paint, packaging and available colors, please contact the manufacturer directly
Dampney Co. Inc.