.....re-black an old stove?

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.....re-black an old stove?

Post: # 264941Post Green Aura
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Sorry that title's a bit cack-handed.

I have a lovely old woodburning stove that we're going to fit in the other house. Internally it's immaculate, new fire bricks etc, but the outside is a bit rusty, having stood outside for a while.

Having come back from Inverness today without any stove paint :roll: I was wondering if there's any other way I can re-blacken the outside, after giving it a good wire brushing.

Preferably without another 200 mile round trip! :lol:
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Post: # 264942Post diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:26 pm

Yes, you can buy stove polish, we cleaned one up we got given with a wire brush on a drill, then bought some polish. You can buy it from most shops that supply stoves they usually have that kind of thing along with the rope and glue for the doors etc or you can get in online easily.

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Post: # 264960Post Niele da Kine
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:27 am

I think a lot of stove paint might be wax mixed with soot. Otherwise, you could oil it to keep the rust at bay. Peanut oil is a pretty high heat oil, that might be a good choice, but I'm just guessing here.

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Post: # 264962Post boboff
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:42 am

I struggle with ours, the stove Polish only seems to last a few weeks, and it bloomin stinks after you have put in on.
Personnally I think just rub it down and let time show you how it looks.... If that makes any sence at all.
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Post: # 264964Post diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:00 pm

true about the stink, the first lot we bought smelt really awful, but we got some here that was great and has stayed on well, will have to try and dig out the pot and see what make it was, didn't stink either

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Post: # 264965Post Milims
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:01 pm

My Mam has always used this: http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/33038595 ... adtype=pla. I've never noticed a smell and it brings her cast iron fire place up lovely
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Post: # 264966Post Green Aura
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:54 pm

Thanks folks, I've been having a look at the polish - Milims do you have any idea how far it goes? Would one tube do this stove?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Salvaged-Size ... 5194903df2

Having seen the price of this one we're thinking we ought to flog it and buy a cheap new one! :lol:
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Post: # 264989Post boboff
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:06 am

The stuff Milms says is the stuff I use, I think it's the most common type but as I say it's not brill on woodburners.

Don't sell it! Looks like a brilliant stove, I buy cheap ones, and our garden is littered with broken ones! ( well 4...)
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