A few years ago, my parents bought us a charcoal barbecue as a gift. When we got our house and had so much work to do to improve it, buying a barbecue just wasn’t a priority. It was such a nice surprise to receive one and we really enjoy having barbecues in the summer.
We’ve debated swapping to a big gas barbecue many times, but I like having a charcoal one. When there are so many other things for the house and garden we want to spend money on, it seems silly to buy something expensive when the barbecue we already have works fine.
Although it does the job, it was looking a complete mess and had started to go rusty places, as the not at all glamorous photo below shows.
We decided to attempt a barbecue spray paint makeover, to see if we could improve it’s appearance, rather than throwing it away.
The paint we chose to use was Rustoleum Stove & BBQ Paint*. Because it’s specifically for barbecues and can resist high temperatures, we thought it would be the perfect choice. Black would make a nice change from silver, too.
After giving the whole barbecue a really good clean, Dan separated the smaller parts of it out onto cardboard and started spray painting.
We wrapped kitchen roll around the wooden parts of the handles, so that we would paint just the metal part and not the wood.
We left it all to dry in the sun and then gave everything a second coat.
Here are the results of our barbecue spray paint makeover!
We’d already used the newly painted barbecue by the time I got round to taking these photos and the paint held up perfectly fine, which is a good start!
I was battling the sunlight, so apologies that the second photo isn’t totally clear. However, hopefully it shows the huge change that just some black spray paint has made to it’s appearance.
The spray paint canister does say that it stops rust, so I’m hopeful that this will be the case. The wooden handles aren’t looking too impressive and the legs are a tad bit bent, but other than that, it looks pretty much as good as new!
We’re really pleased with the results and it was so much cheaper than buying a new barbecue.
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