How to Spray-Paint Your Barbeque Grill
Give your grill a new and inspiring look that will make you want to cook outdoors always!
Follow these easy steps and make your neighbors jealous!
Materials you’ll need:
- All-purpose cleaner/degreaser
- Drop Cloth
- Paint mask
- Painters tape
- Protective eyewear
- Sandpaper or wire brush
- Spray paint (high-heat for aluminum)
- Spraypaint gun (Get one Online)
- Set up your work area by covering it using a drop cloth. Ensure that you’ll work in an area that’s well-ventilated.
- Prepare the surface of the grill using sandpaper. Remove flaking rust with a wire brush.
- Clean the grill and its lid thoroughly using an all-purpose cleaner or a degreaser. See to it that you clean every nook and cranny, leaving no grease nor drippings on the surface. Make certain that you don’t leave grease because any grease will fight off new paint. Rinse with water using a pressure washer or a bucket of water then leave to dry. Don’t worry if the paint job gets ruined; you’ll be painting the grill over again anyway. Note: To make sure the paint won’t get inside the burners and make painting easier; you can disassemble the grill.
- Use painters tape to cover the handles, grilling grate, and other parts that you don’t want to be painted. Now, take off the lid from your grill and ready all the items to be separately painted.
- Add the paint to your spray gun. Remember that paint for smokers and grills need to be heat-resistant and able to withstand temperatures higher than 500°F or 260°C. Others utilize engine paint on their barbeque grills, but finding paint for grills isn’t actually a hassle.
- Wear your protective eyewear, gloves, and paint mask.
- Start painting! When painting, make sure your spray gun’s nozzle is around 8-10 inches away from the surface. Start by using a sweeping side-to-side motion and let the rows slightly overlap. If it’s a charcoal grill, don’t paint the interior of the grill lid up to the inner base, as well as the grill grate where you place food.
- Leave the paint to dry for about 30 to 60 seconds.
- Continue applying light, multiple coats, with the layers having 30-60 seconds interval each. Do this until you’re contented with the way the paint looks.
- Let the grill dry off completely. Wait for 24 hours before using the grill.