High Temp Paint Trouble Shooting Tips

painting a wood stove If you are having trouble with your high temp stove paint, the problems are most likely pretty quick and easy to fix. In this high temp paint troubleshooting guide you will find helpful tips and useful information that can save you the trouble of making a special trip or phone call to get a new can. Read through our high temperature paint trouble shooting tips and see if you can solve the problems you are having with your high temperature paint. If you still have questions, we are just a call or click away and we are here to help.


High Temp Stove Paint Troubleshooting

Problem

Possible Cause

Solution

Trouble curing paint

Curing fires not executed correctly

2 Step process to cure high temp paint:

Build a medium size fire (about 450° F) and let it burn for 60 minutes.

After the 60 minute medium burn, commence a hotter fire (about 600° F) and let it burn for 45 minutes to complete the curing process.

Can won't spray

The aerosol tip is clogged

To clear the clogged tip:

a. Check the paint can and make sure that it is at room temperature. Allow the high temp paint cant to sit for several hours in a 70º room or place the paint can under hot tap water for 2-3 minutes to speed up the warming process.

b. Shake the high temp paint can vigorously for at least 90 seconds. This will ensure that the paint pigment, metallic and solvents are completely mixed.

c. Remove the old spray tip and replace it with a new regular black tip.

d. Turn the high temperature paint can upside down and spray it on a piece of cardboard. If the can sprays, then be sure that the spray is clear (only propellant). This means that the tip is clear and ready for use. If the spray still doesn't come out or if the spray sputters, it indicates that there is a clog in the draw tube.

The paint pigment has separated from the solvent and is clogging the draw tube of the valve

a. Be sure that the high temp paint can is at room temperature.  If it's too cold, you can raise it to room temperature by letting it stand in a 70° room for several hours or you can run it under hot tap water for 2-3 minutes.

b. Shake the high temp paint can for 90 seconds to ensure that the paint pigment, metallic and solvents are all completely mixed.

c. Remove the old spray tip and replace it with a new clear-out tip green tip.

d. Spray the paint for several seconds on test cardboard until the high temp paint appears to flow freely.

e. Replace the clear-out tip with a new regular tip.

f. Turn the high temperature stove paint can upside down and press the trigger until no paint comes out (only propellant).

 

No propellant in the can

a. The easiest test for this is to squeeze the high temp paint can.  If the sides of the can give way easily (like an empty pop can) this means there is not enough propellant to drive the paint out of the can.

b. Request a replacement can of high temp paint.

 

Old paint

a. Check the bottom of the high temp paint can for a date and the batch number.

b. If the date is more than 3 years past, it is possible that the high temp paint is too old.

c. Request a replacement can.

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