The whole reason for the selfsufficientish website was to offer a place where anyone can ask, HOW DO I...? So who knows why it has taken us so long to have a HOW DO I? section, but here it is. So if you want to know how to do anything selfsufficientish then here is the place to ask.
how do i.....get the paint off our cast iron stove in order to black it with a graphite based polish? Or is the easy answer just to paint it again? Will it ever look nice like that as it doesn't now and it has started to rust. Taking it out and getting it sandblasted is not an option.
Just paint a few coats of blacking over the top.You could sand it with a bit of fine emery to give it a key,then wash thoroughly,but I wouldn't bother.When I've painted wood burners with this stuff they look good,just slap another coat on every year or two when it starts to look scruffy. BWs.
merlin wrote:Over here there is a special spray for that. Just mask it up and spray it from the can, it is really super stuff. I am sure you can get in the UK.
You can only get the spray paint in Italy too, but I much prefer blacking polish. Up till now I've only buffed it with olive oil to prevent any rust appearing, but I think I might get some blacking paste sent over.