Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stovepipe Refinishing Before and After

Wayne's been busy. One of his recent projects was to finish woodstove refinishing. In October, he did the surface with Tremclad High Heat Enamel that resists heat up to 650°C (1200°F). It's thick and covers well. Brush strokes smooth out during the drying process for a smooth finish. There was plenty of paint left to do the the stove chimney pipe all the way to its exit on the cabin wall.

As you can see, the stovepipe was in need of some major TLC. After Wayne finished painting it, he still had enough left in the can to give the stove surface a second coat. Even with daily fires since October (almost 24/7), there have been no cracks or peeling. Tremclad seems to be the perfect product for the job.

Now it almost looks like we have a brand new stove for an investment of about $10.00. Well, that and a little work on Wayne's part. - Margy


  1. Looks great!
    Somewhere (I think at my sister's, maybe) there is an old pot-bellied stove that heated our house for two years when we were teenagers. Mom even managed to cook on it. Whenever you feature your wood stove on your blog, it brings back memories of those days.

  2. With the comfort of wood heat comes the chores - but so worth it! I am cooling down our wood cookstove today to empty the ash bin between wind and rain storms. We are having balmy weather for this time of year but still enjoy the wood heat.

  3. Looking good! We have a wood insert. Working well in thesse -20 C. mornings!

  4. Kay - Maybe I love it all so much because I missed out on wood stoves and simple living when I was young.

    2 Tramps - I would love to have a wood cookstove but am afraid of all the weight in the cabin. My new propane one is way lighter.

    Jenn - Oooo, that's cold!



We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy