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.

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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

Tip

  • 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.

About the Author

Shelley Kishpaugh has written numerous articles for Demand Studios and Helium on a wide variety of topics, and she is currently writing a children's book. Kishpaugh received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Colorado and has been writing professionally since 2007.