Pimp My Grill: How To Paint A BBQ Grill

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If you have been following my Instagram (@avdoeswhat) you may be aware of the month long renovation of my apartment. If you weren’t aware don’t fret just check the hashtag #ADWHomemakeover for some DIY inspiration. I did a lot of painting, sanding and upcyling to create a particular space I can enjoy. I am a budget conscious DIYer. If all it takes is a little bit of wood stain and elbow grease to transform a crate from a Mexican restaurant into a DVD shelf that is what I will do.

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As I am going through the (dis)enchanted forrest known as my backyard I find a grill. I have no idea where this grill came from. I tried to turn it into a planter but only produced one lonely tomato. I intended to throw it out but my neighbor immediately told my that I have lost my mind. “It’s a good grill, keep it!” “I don’t know how to use it.” “I’ll teach you.” Great, now we’re talking. Well since I have a “new” grill I need to make it pretty. This is what I did to Pimp My Grill.

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Before.


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As you can see the rack is pretty rusty.20150511_131735

This product is literal magic possibly sorcery in a bottle.

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A couple sprays of goo gone, scrub with a wire brush and voila!20150511_131453I used course sandpaper (50 grit) to peel off and smooth out some of the rusted areas on the legs of the grill.
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Once I removed the rust I used a gold “hammered” spray paint from Rust-oleum.

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Hammered gives it a more aged look.

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Tape off the areas of the grill you don’t want painted (thermometer, handles, buttons, etc.)

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Use “high heat” spray paint (don’t skip this step) it is specifically formulated to withstand high temperatures. Unfortunately, high heat spray paint doesn’t come in a variety of colors. I used almond but white, black and red are available. Hopefully Rust-Oleum will hear my cries and develop a rose pink just for me.

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Spray in even strokes.20150517_083959Add a little bling.
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What color would you paint your grill?

 

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