Hi-temp Paint Questions??

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by smok'n steve, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know that a lot of you have used the Hi- Heat spray cans sold at your local hardware stores. They are usually Flat Black, but the spray width on those cans makes it difficult to get a good paint job. Any ideas on which is the best paint, best sheen to use, and best way to apply it? I know some of you BDS owners have some KICK*** paint jobs out there.

    Anyone ever buy it by the quart? Ever use a semigloss? Ever have good results rolling it on with a fine foam roller. I have a residential paint sprayer but I usually use it for houses and it sucks up a gallon just to fill the hoses. I know that an Automotive style sprayer would be the way to go with a large paint job, but figured I would see what you guys have had good results with.
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    steve I never have used hi temp outta a can-as far as sprayer I have a couple HVLP's I use when painting cars or my clear finishes on wood-I have bought a couple cheap 1's from harbor freight for BS work around here,when I don't want to use my good 1's-they will spray decent.as far as paint u can get at auto paint place but u will need primer & thinner-pretty spendy.not sure what others use.sorry.
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't paint, but I have seen little air brushes for like 40 bux... use compressed air and have like a 2 Oz can at art shops.
  4. Go to an automotive parts store, and there is a brand of paint called VHT in aerosal spray cans, and comes in many many colors.

    It's rated at 1300F degrees I believe, and you can get semi gloss or even a wrinkle finish if thats what suits you.
  5. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the Paint tips guys, any others, feel free to post your ideas/experiences or links. Much appreciated:)

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