View Full Version : Best paint for pits

01-02-2013, 09:01 AM
Does anyone know what paint the pro pit builders use? My old jambo had a texture to the paint that was real durable. Looking to paint an old stick burner...

01-02-2013, 09:56 AM
I use high heat automotive paint. Engine enamel and brake caliper paint is pretty durable. I quit using the grill paint.

01-02-2013, 10:17 AM
I've had luck with VHT paint produ cts from PJ1. Their "Flameproof" stuff is good up to 2000 degrees.


They also have a high heat wrinkle finish coating.

01-02-2013, 10:18 AM
I use automotive header paint. It contains silica which provides a nice powder coated type of finish.

01-02-2013, 10:46 AM
I have yet to find a paint that lasts. I just let my UDS and offset go to their natural state.

01-02-2013, 01:51 PM
I'm in the middle of re-painting a smoker.
Used the VHT high heat spraypaint (2000 primer, 650 base coat and 2000 clear coat)

Looks SWEET so far but have yet to finish and do the seasoning/bake-in of the paint.

01-02-2013, 02:12 PM
When I built my pit last winter i used Thermo-lux, it survived a full season and the firebox is still in perfect shape.

Pappy Q
01-02-2013, 02:43 PM
Sherwin Williams Flame Control

01-02-2013, 04:31 PM
Sherwin Williams Flame Control

Does that come in an aerosol can?

Pappy Q
01-02-2013, 04:36 PM
Does that come in an aerosol can?

I don't think so but not sure.