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Old 06-10-2015, 12:03 PM   #1
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Painting the stove top??

Has anyone ever painted their stove top? Is it even possible and if so what is a good high heat paint? Are there paints that don't off gas while cooking? Thanks for any input!
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:07 PM   #2
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I sprayed mine in high heat paint while redoing the trailer, has stood up OK, i take the burners off for travel, haven't had any smell or gas issues while cooking - but its rare that i cook inside the trailer.

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Old 06-10-2015, 02:19 PM   #3
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Look into having it powder coated
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:22 PM   #4
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Look into having it powder coated
I agree. Get it powder coated!
When I purchased my trailer the previous owner had used a high heat paint to refinish it. It was OK for a couple of years then started to come off in fairly large pieces - in fact it was really easy for me to take all the paint right off once it started to come off on its own - no sanding required!
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:36 PM   #5
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I had my 4-burner range top sandblasted and painted it with high temp paint. Looked great until the end of the first long trip.

I recommend getting the burner top and burner grates finished in genuine porcelain-enamel. I shopped this around earlier this year and of the 4 or 5 places I contacted Independence Porcelain Enamel out of Independence, MO had the best price. They quoted me $192.50 for the burner top and four burner grates (plus shipping).

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:30 PM   #6
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Or just buy a new stove
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:32 AM   #7
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Like all painting it's all in the prep. If you prep the area properly and use a quality paint it will look good and last for years...for about 5$ !!
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:00 AM   #8
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Mine was painted when I got it. Not sure what they used or how they prepped it. It looks bad like bubbles under the paint.


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Old 06-11-2015, 11:05 AM   #9
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Like all painting it's all in the prep. If you prep the area properly and use a quality paint it will look good and last for years...for about 5$ !!
I guess it depends on how you use it. I used my range a lot, several times a day on my trips.

The last time I painted it I had my stove top sandblasted down to bare metal, primed it with high temp primer, then multiple coats of high temp black paint. Each individual coat was baked on at 450F. It took several days to do this and I don't think I could have put any more care or attention to detail into a "rattle can" paint job.

But two things killed it. The burner grates bounced around enough to scratch the paint right down to bare metal. I know I could have removed the grates for travel, but it's not uncommon for me to make a quick meal, close the stove lid, and hit the road. I don't have time to let the grates cool.

That notwithstanding, I cook a lot of meat. Bacon, steak, etc. The fat splattering onto the paint will eat it away quickly unless you are like a neurotic raccoon in your cleaning habits. I would generally give the not-so-hot spots a quick wipedown after cooking, but the hot spots would end up with splatters on it until a later time when the stove had cooled sufficiently for cleaning. This is where the paint peeled the most.

After doing this twice, I concluded that the only way to have a true low-maintenance vintage range top was to have it coated with porcelain-enamel, just like most high quality ranges used in homes have. Of course, YMMV.
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Another vote for powder coating. I have seen some do it yourself powder coating kits on automotive related shows. You need an oven for baking the coating.
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