Our grill is looking shameful. I’D like to take you along today with me and we’re going to refinish. This grill make it look nice again we’re going to have a little cookout later on. Today and I’m going to show you how to take your old grill and make it look new again, so you don’t have to go out and spend 300 bucks buying a new grill, because your open looks like crap all right so come along today on the farm Blog and we’ll have a little bit of fun fixing up the grill all right folks.
So what we have here is a master forge grill. Now this is a pretty cool grill, it’s a charcoal, grill and, I believe in cooking with charcoal. I just think it gives your meat a little bit better flavor, but it’s been sitting outside. I think this grill is like three years old, which is a testimony to how long a grill lasts. Now we’ll walk you around the grill, we’ll tell you about its features and then we’ll show you what we’re going to do here.
Pretty simple grill. This has got the two-tier little spot here, one for like worming and one for cooking. Underneath here you have a pretty cool setup and it’s all crusty from last year I don’t normally clean my grill until the next time. I fire it up. So this grate is where your coals sit and there’s a handle right here and you crank this handle and you can see, there’s a mechanical thing in there.
That brings the great both up and down, and that gets your coals a little bit closer to where you want to work now underneath here, there’s a tray and this tray is upside down because I flip it over when I store it for the winter time. So it doesn’t puddle up water inside the tray and cause it to rust. Out now, we’ll take those ashes that are on there and put them in the yard. It comes with a little bottle.
Opener in case you have any adult beverages or regular beverages, you’d like to drink, and this also is our damper. So we open and close our damper with this little handle right here, so we can control our heat very, very, very happy with this grill. You also have an adjuster here at the top – that’s another damper that allows either less or more, and you can use this for smoking all sorts of stuff and there’s another damper on this side right here.
We also have a little temperature gauge, which has been pretty reliable so far before we get down to business. Guys, please, if you like this stuff click that, like button subscribe to the blog, if you’re not already subscribed and click the little bell down there, it’ll notify you when I post a new article. I appreciate having you here, and one way you can get back is subscribing and clicking the like button.
Let’S get busy if you drive down any city street this time of year at springtime, you’ll see grills all over the side of the road rusty, grills crusty grills. The lifespan of a backyard grill isn’t that long, maybe one or two years so when you’re paying like 200-300 dollars for a grill. You want it to last, and we’ve taken good care of this one to make sure it does last. Hopefully, we’ll get at least two more years out of it, but the outside looks like just so we’re going to take care of that now there are a few tools that are going to be essential to this a little roll of painters tape.
I got a sanding sponge here. I have a knife, you can use an exacto knife or just a easy razor knife and I also have a rest. Oleum spray paint handle I’ll. Show you this a little closer and I’ll. Give you a little more detail on the spray paint that we’re going to use, so the spray paint we’re going to use is a 2,000 degree protective paint. It’S a rust, OEM brand paint I’ll post links to all this fun stuff that we’re using in the vlog today, but it’s a rust-oleum paint and basically we’re going to go over the entire grill.
Here, after we tape off the parts that we don’t want to be spray painted pretty cool, this stuff works, it lasts, it works, it does a good job and it helps you to refinish your grill. Now this little doodad right here is something really really cool. It opens up and you can tell I’ve used it a lot it’s by rust-oleum I’ll post a link down below, but you clip it on to your spray-paint can and basically Shh.
It makes you a spray paint gun, which is very, very handy because I don’t know if you’ve ever painted something this big with a spray can, but using your finger. You’Ll end up. Switching fingers and you’d be like because your fingers will get covered with paint and it’s just it’s just hard on your hands. So this is awesome and we’ll show you how we use it now. There’S really only one place that I don’t want paint, and I don’t want to own this glass right here, so basically here’s how I’m going to do it.
I’M going to take my tape and I’m just going to cover the entire area right here. Just like that, I’m going to take two pieces of tape and do this and then I’m going to kind of press the tape down on the glass part and I’ll take my little knife here. This doesn’t have to be perfect at your grill to your backyard. So you know you want to protect this, so you can tell what your temperatures are, how hot it’s running in there, so I’ll press it down on the glass, then I’ll go around the edge and just basically trim off all the way around the edge.
Just like that and voila pull off the date, pretty cool now, we’ve protected that little glass piece, pretty neat we’re going to take our sanding sponge here and basically we’ll sand off some spots that have a little bit of heavy rust. I’Ll show you now, you don’t have to go to awful crazy with your sanding sponge, but basically you look. You see all that rust just kind of disappear and you can see all the little spots where they’re surface rust is starting to disappear.
I’M going to lightly sand this whole thing really quickly. Okay, now you can go as crazy as you want to with the sanding process. It’S your grill! If you want to make it look like a show car, you can make it look like a show car just trying to get off anything that might be moderately obvious once we start slinging paint on this thing. I think this will make it look a little bit better, I’m just going to take a little piece of tape and kind of wrap around the edges of my little chrome, accents or stainless steel accents right here.
Nobody will ever really notice, but me, but it would drive me absolutely crazy to see that and be a shame that I didn’t just take two seconds and do the right thing all right at this point we’re going to get into the science of this I like To keep my paint out in the Sun, I want to leave my paint out in the Sun for at least thirty – maybe forty five minutes and want to shake it really really. Well, you want to shake it at least a minute, maybe two minutes and as you’re painting, you want to stop and give it a good shake again.
Okay, just shake shake shake shake shake when in doubt shake your paint I like for the paint to be a little bit warm as it goes on, and I want the grill sitting out in the Sun. So it’s a little bit warm so when the paint hits it it dries quickly and it has less of a chance of running so the first place I want to start painting is a place. That’S a little bit less obvious so that I can see where the paint is going to run and how it’s going to behave.
If it goes on thick, then I don’t have to worry about it and basically, what I want to do is spray a straight line across and you’ll see all this technique, I’m going to go just like that, so that the spray paint job is a good job And so that you don’t have heavy paint like paint and heavy paint light paint. What we want to do is we want a half lap over it. Words will paint a strip here and then will lap over it halfway and paint it here, lap over it and paint it here.
Okay, that’s how you get a good nice smooth job. Now you want to do a light coat first and then go back with a nice finish coat. So, let’s get started painting you want to start and your hard-to-reach areas once you figure out how your paint’s going to behave because you’ll have to go back over those at different angles. Okay, I hope you see how I’m hitting this with the paint. The stuff covers. Really really well guys I’ll post links down below to all the materials we’re using here in the blog today, we’ve gotten around our problem areas right here and you can see there’s kind of a odd spot.
There hold it back about six to eight inches and fill in half lapping over. Just like I showed you before, and you can read you see how quickly that paint is drying right there. You can see it drying. That’S what you want. Okay, that’s why you want it out in the Sun we’re going to go down here. Am I worried about this? Handle nope we’re going to paint right over that handle. You sure you don’t neglect the angle, so I need to shoot down that way and I need to shoot up this way.
Okay, that’s why I say start in your odd little corners. First, remember to get those tight little corners, those tight little spots, first, okay, so you might be saying hey: why isn’t he using the spray handle? Yet I’m not using a spray handle yet because I’m into these tight spots, once I get done with the tight spots and I close the grill up I’ll put that spray handle on there and I’ll really hit it.
And then, when I go of my second coat I’ll use that spray handle okay, horizontal surfaces or flat surfaces, don’t like to run vertical surfaces do like to run so you want to go a little bit lighter and err on the side of caution and put more Coats versus thicker paint: now you can put thicker paint versus more coats on the flat surfaces, pretty cool, let’s get busy guys, I don’t know if you can tell, but that really really made it pop.
I want to give you a few final tips before you get started, be sure you’re about 30 feet away from any kind of vehicle or anything you don’t want paint to get on, because, as soon as you break out that spray paint, the wind is bound to Pick up, okay, pick yourself up. One of these guys makes life so much easier and so much less hard on your fingers, no paint on my fingers because of this guy and it’s dirt cheap.
I think it’s somewhere in a neighborhood. I think it’s under 10 bucks. So I’ll post links down below to this paint to all the goodies that we used in the article. Please take the time right now to click that, like button subscribe to the blog, if you’re not already subscribed, this isn’t the only thing we do here on the Stoney Ridge farm. There’S lots of good projects going on one more thing I want to touch on as a rule of thumb stay six to eight inches away, as you paint, and things will turn out great.
It doesn’t look like a brand new grill, but it’s pretty darn close make sure your grill is nice and warm by sitting in the Sun and your paints warm. So when it hits it, it dries quickly and use little strokes go lightly and get two or three cans of spray paint per grill and that’ll get you started alright. So thanks a lot guys come on back to Stoney Ridge, farm click that, like button subscribe to the blog, we’ll see you again next time.
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