Gas Barbecues are a very useful addition to the garden. There is a stampede to get out in the garden when the weather is kind to us, here in the UK. When the Barbecues are exposed to the seasons the paint can quickly deteriorate, fail and flake. Our step by step guide will help rejuvenate the garden grill. The following steps look at how to paint a gas BBQ.
After leaving the BBQ neglected this is what the metalwork looked like before any treatment.
Step By Step Guide – How to Paint a BBQ
- Safety First
We always encourage a safety-first approach when attempting any DIY job. Prepare the area, make sure you are in a well-ventilated area- ideally outdoors. We advise reading the safety data sheet that accompanies the paint you are using, in this instance, we used Rust-Olem Stove & BBQ Paint.
Lay down a dust sheet to protect the immediate area.
- Dismantle BBQ
Remove the gas canister and small parts of the BBQ such as shelves and place the gas well away from the spray zone.
- Remove Flaking Paint and Rust
Using a scraper and sandpaper removing any areas of flaking paint and rust. Rub the whole BBQ metal work lightly with some sandpaper to help with the adhesion of the paint. We used 220 grit paper on sound paintwork.
- Clean BBQ Metal Work
Clean BBQ as best you can to degrease any areas that are affected. We used Johnstone's Trade Cleaner to clean the metal work
- Mask Off areas
Mask off any item that doesn't require painting and that can't be removed. We used masking tape and a poly roll sheet, but paper can do the job.
- Spray The BBQ
Spraying lightly, evenly and side to side, slightly overlapping the last pass. Recoat the BBQ following the cans instructions.
Demask the BBQ and allow the paint to cure off completely for 24 hrs. After the paint has cured fire up the BBQ and enjoy your new looking piece of garden cooking joy!
- Paint Scraper
- Mechanical Sander
- BBQ & Stove Paint
- Masking Tape
- Cleaning Agent
The Finished Result
The BBQ immediately after spraying.
We spruced up the BBQ because it was in a terrible state and had been left open to the elements over the winter break. We weren’t completely happy with the finish it is a bit patchy but the aerosol paint had run out so could possibly do with another coat of paint but the difference is dramatic and save hundreds of pounds in the replacement. So for the sake of aerosol and some cleaning agent we spruced up for less than £20.