A fire pit is a great addition to any back yard because it provides a convenient place for family members to come together, even on a cool evening. Unfortunately a large number of outdoor fire pits are manufactured with metal and they eventually rust. Using some simple techniques you can remove the rust and help prevent the fire pit from rusting again.
Let’s Learn, How to Refinish a Fire Pit.
You will need to obtain a high temperature metal sealant and a high temperate metal paint. You can use cans of sealant and paint but spray cans will work more effectively. Make sure that both of these products have maximum temperatures of at least 2000 degrees. Products which melt at lower temperatures will wear out rapidly when using the fire pit. You can purchase these on Amazon, or Home Depot , Lowes, or your local hardware store.
Step 2 – Remove the Rust
Spray a rust remover chemical on the areas of the fire pit which contain rust. Use steel wool to scrub these areas thoroughly until the rust is fully removed. It may take several times applying a rust remover and scrubbing before the rust will be fully removed.
Step 3 – Sand Off Paint
Use a rotary sander or a sanding block with a heavy grade sandpaper to sand the entire fire pit until you have fully removed the existing paint and exposed bare metal.
Step 4 – Smooth the Fire pit Out
Use a rotary sander or a sanding block and a fine grade sandpaper to sand the fire pit down a second time. Do this in smooth circular motions to prevent obvious scoring to the metal. Do this until the metal has a nice smooth feel to it and no noticeable pits or scratches.
Hold the can of high temperature metal sealant approximately 2 feet from the fire pit and apply a thin, even coat over the entire surface of metal. Avoid a thick build up of sealant because this can lead to bubbling and cracking.
Step 6 – Apply the Paint
Hold the spray can of high temperature metal paint approximately 1 to 2 feet away from the fire pit and coat the metal with the paint. Avoid making a thick layer of paint because this can lead to unattractive bubbles. You will probably have to apply a second coat of paint to ensure full coverage of the metal. Utilize the same method as you did for applying the first coat.
Step 7 – Make Smores and Be Happy!
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