treat painted cast iron stove

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treat painted cast iron stove

Postby safronsue » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:03 pm

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.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby oldjerry » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:36 pm

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.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby safronsue » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:11 am

that's what i'd been doing and then i saw ruth goodman putting graphite on her victorian range and i fancy that now.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby merlin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:29 am

Over here there is a special spray for that. Just mask it up and spray it from the can, it is really super stuf. I am sure you can get in the UK.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby contadina » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:26 am

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.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby safronsue » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:58 am

i'd thought about giving olive oil a go actually and i think i will.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby merlin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:57 pm

We have never had a problem with rust, is it outside?
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby contadina » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:04 pm

No, but pans bubble over with with water and steam can cause rust.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby safronsue » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:51 pm

the rust is on the outside, yes.
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Re: treat painted cast iron stove

Postby safronsue » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:03 am

just resurrected this thread to update on the oil treatment of our stove. Thumbs up! it's looking lovely and shiny with a much nicer patina than from the paint. i regret painting it last year tbh.
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