Project Steps and Details
Here’s the breakdown of this project in four easy steps.
Clean. Rinse the stove inside and out to remove any loose dirt or rust with the garden hose. Apply yourself to the stove with the wire brush. Give it a little sweat equity! All of this rust removal will provide a better surface for the paint and sealant. Allow the stove to dry completely.
Punch. Tape your pattern to the side of your stove where you’d like the firelight to shine through. Using the rubber mallet and awl, punch holes into the metal. With the rubber mallet, gently pound out any dents that you made inadvertently while punching your pattern.
Paint. Be sure to use a respirator or mask while you are spray painting the stove’s interior. Check to make sure that the paint is designed for high-heat applications. Work in a well-ventilated area for this step.
Seal. Don’t remove that respirator or mask yet! Spray the sealant on the outside of the stove to prevent it from corroding any further.
When I installed the stove in my backyard, I followed these basic firepit safety tips. Leave a comment to let me know what repurposing project you want to see next.