Home & Garden

Do-it-yourself barbecue makeover

Canadian Living
Home & Garden

Do-it-yourself barbecue makeover

No room in the budget for a new barbecue this summer? No problem! For about $10, you can give your less-than-glamorous grill a new lease on life. The secret weapon in this budget-savvy makeover is Krylon's new High Heat Max -- a specialty spray-paint for surfaces that are subject to extreme temperatures. (And we are talking extreme here, to the tune of  648 degrees Celsius.)   [caption id="attachment_1945" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Putting the CAN in "you can do it!"
Krylon High Heat Max in black, available at local hardware, home centre and craft stores at a suggested retail price of $9.99 to $11.99.
Photography courtesy of Krylon.[/caption]   Ordinary spraypaint is no match for the scorching heat of a barbecue, and is bound to bubble, crack, peel and fade over time. This new formula, however, takes all of those risks out of the equation, offering a durable finish as well as serious rust protection in three grill-friendly colours: black, aluminum and copper. Here's how to get the most from your High Heat Max makeover: 1. Take a wire brush to your aging barbecue to remove any rust or loose particles. 2. Rough up the surface with steel wool or sandpaper. (This will give the spraypaint something to really stick to.) 3. Apply a few light coats of Krylon High Heat Max, and you're good to go -- no clear top-coat is required! (When spray-painting, several light coats are always preferable to one or two super-heavy applications.)   Of course, this product isn't just for use on barbecues -- it's also a great way to update fire pits and wood-burning stoves. [caption id="attachment_1946" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This fire pit surround gets a luxe-looking update in High Heat Max's super-chic copper option. What an easy way to add a bit of glamour to your outdoor space!
Photography courtesy of Krylon.[/caption]   Follow me on Twitter! Don't miss out -- subscribe to Canadian Living's Home & Garden blog!              
Comments
Share X
Home & Garden

Do-it-yourself barbecue makeover

Login