Another Woodstove Question...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SterlingAcres, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    So, I received a free woodstove. It's pretty, but very dingy. Can I scrub this with a wire brush or will that hurt the cast iron? Also, I'd like to know what kind and where I can purchase paint for this. I was told by several people that's possible. Anyone know?

    Here's a picture...
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Soft fiber wire brush and that paint is called Rustoleum. It reduces rust in the future, however, doesn't stop it. That is a beuatiful piece!!!!!! How luck are you!

    Remember to dry it completely before painting - use a blow dryer and soft clothes to remove all rust.
  3. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Ditto on the soft wire brush. I would confirm with a professional (not me [​IMG] )but I am sure they make stove paint for that, I repainted the brass surfaces with BBQ paint made for high heat around my fireplace. I know they make the high heat paint in several colors, I used the matte black. What a beautiful stove, hope it works out for you!
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Wow what a great looking wood stove, I am a professional painter by trade so I think I can help you. There is a product that has been out for several years now, and I have used it with great results. This product enables you to remove all rust so it never ever comes back and it is as easy as brushing it on. Just brush it on, it chemically changes the rust and turns the piece to black again, then you just paint over that, the rust will never return again and it is safe for all applications. this product comes in many names so check with your local paint store, they will have it in stock and it is very inepensive and you don't need much product or time.
    Now to the paint I think BBQ paint is not good enough and will not last very long, I would suggest car engine block paint, you can buy it at any auto parts store in many colors, in a spray can. This paint has a higher tempiture threshold, and you can get it in several colors and it will last longer without discoloring.
    Like i said I have used this before mainly because it is so fast and easy and last forever, trust me this is the way to go, this is how i earn my living this has served me very well, I hope know it will work for you.

  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    What a great looking stove!
    Ditto on soft wire brush and rustoleum.
    I think you are going to be glad you have this in the future, its a good idea.
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Thank you very much for all the suggestions [​IMG] This will be the main source of heat for our small farmhouse (700 sq ft).
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That's a neat stove. We've heated with a wood stove for over 30 years and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
  8. fosterchick

    fosterchick Songster

    Before hooking our used stove up, we had it inspected and approved by the local fire marshal. Then after it was installed I had it reinspected.
  9. freshegg

    freshegg Songster

    May 15, 2008
    we bought blac stove paint (or high heat paint) at the local hardware store
  10. HR Patterson

    HR Patterson Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Gravity, PA
    Remember to let your homeowners insurance know that you are installing a woodburner. They also may want to send someone to inspect it (and your rates will undoubtedly go up)[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008

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