How to Paint a Fire Pit
Fire pits can be a lovely addition to any backyard, but they are exposed to a fair amount of sun, wind and precipitation. For this reason, they can look pretty weathered and beat-up in a short amount of time. But just because a fire pit is weathered does not mean it needs to be replaced. A coat or two of heat-resistant paint will have your fire pit looking like new in no time.
- Put some hot water and grease-cutting dish soap into the bucket.
- Thoroughly wash the fire pit, using the soapy solution and the scrub brush.
- Sand down any rust spots with the sandpaper.
- Put down newspaper or a drop cloth to protect your work area. Work outdoors to ensure proper ventilation.
- Spray a light coat of paint on the fire pit. A heavy coat of paint may run and drip.
- Allow the paint coat to dry for two hours.
- Spray another coat and allow to dry.
Things You Will Need
- Heat-resistant paint (see tips section below) Garden hose Scrub brush Dish soap Bucket Hot water Medium-grit sandpaper Old newspaper or drop cloth
- Heat-resistant paint comes in a spray can and can also be called grill paint, stovepipe paint and heat-resistant muffler paint. Find it in your auto parts store or home-improvement store.