View Full Version : where do I buy high temp paint by the gallon?

03-10-2013, 06:44 PM
I would like to paint my new pit but do not want to use 12 cans of spray paint. where do I find it by the gallon? I think I am looking for black or maybe another color.


03-10-2013, 06:48 PM
PPG pit therm is excellent prolly 150$$$ a gallon but you will not regret it. Direct to metal no thinning either!!!!

03-10-2013, 07:18 PM
We used Rustoleum High Heat black paint. It took 3 quarts to paint our Lang 84D. It dries in a satin black that looks pretty cool.


03-10-2013, 07:37 PM
I know Lowes sells it by the quart, we sprayed a small offset and didn't use half of it.

03-10-2013, 08:19 PM
ok thanks, do we use high heat primer first?

03-10-2013, 08:38 PM
Sherwin Williams.

03-10-2013, 09:25 PM
ok thanks, do we use high heat primer first?

Rustoleum doesn't recommend primer with their stuff. We didn't thin it either.

03-10-2013, 11:08 PM
Gerrit Boys, how many coats did you use? pit looks good. that is just a little bigger then what I am building.

03-10-2013, 11:22 PM
Do you sandblast or grind to bare metal first or can you go over existing paint?

03-10-2013, 11:55 PM
That was 2 heavy coats. My buddy painted it in a makeshift booth. We sandblasted the firebox and a few areas with rust. If I did it again I would have the whole thing blasted but this turned out really good. The picture above is just after bringing it home. After a year of cooking the firebox has faded and will need either some oil or a repaint.

Rockin W Smokers
03-11-2013, 01:43 AM
I also used the Rust-Oleum high heat satin black on my pit & it took 2 quarts. The only complaint is in low light or at night the pit has a brown tint to it. I am currently looking at new paints due to the brown tint. Looks like I found my next paint it is a brand called "POR 15" Black Velvet Hi-Temp Paint, 16oz cost $29.95

03-11-2013, 01:47 AM
Try using engine block or header paint from an auto parts store. Others have said that it works pretty good.

03-11-2013, 10:18 AM
I used Thermo-lux, an excellent high-heat paint and it shoots out of a gun really good.