What paint to use?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mpiersd, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. mpiersd

    mpiersd Newbie

    I have a Brinkmann Smoke-N-Pit Deluxe (without fire box) that has served me very well over the last 11 years.  but since moving to the east coast 2 years ago rust has really taken ahold of it.

    I just received a Brinkmann Dual Zone Charcoal/Gas Grill Model# 810-3821-S as a gift from a friend and am setting about "restoring" the smoke-n-pit as a dedicated smoker.

    I am thinking to use high temp header paint on it after sanding all the rust down.  Any suggestions?
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I used High temp header pain for my UDS and it was rated for 1500 degrees. I know there is no way that the paint is going to peal off but with that header paint I couldn't find the variety of colors that you can with the regular high temp paint which is rated around 500 some degrees if I remember correctly. If I repaint mine or build another one I am just going to go with the normal high temp paint instead of the 1500 degree header paint.
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

       Mpierdsd,That soumnds like a good deal;the high temp. paint will work well.As a protectant for the paint,I rub my pit with the rag/cloth I clean-up with(oily).Rub it all over the pit(especially where)it rust the most.Do this while it is still warm.It tends to help protect the paint;sorta like curing it,especally where the heat is the hottest.

       The oil will dry fairly quickly and won't be a bother.Look at my firebox in this shot of my pit:[​IMG]

       Yes, it leaves some marking.but inhibits rust well.I hope this helps and...
  4. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Header paint is the way to go. Do it once do it right.What color are you going with?
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Rustoleum makes the high temp bbq paint. 
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Meat is right.  Rustoleum has a BBQ paint that is rated in the 1200 degree range.  That would probably be sufficient for most general apps.  I do seem to recall some folks saying that even that paint might peel when used on a fire box.  Their header paint is rated in the 2000 degree range, but the color selection of header paints was a little limited the last time I was looking.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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