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    I'm not finding anything beyond 650C after an initial search. Does anyone know if higher temp paints are available? It's for internal parts, not the stove body.

    If 650C is as good as it gets, is this suitable? It's not specifically for stoves, but...


    Try for an car exhaust manifold paint e.g. Rutland Premium 1400 Degree F Hi-Temp Brush-On Paint - there are others - only 100 deg better than 650C but it is a start.
    • CommentAuthorGareth J
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2021
    If you can move the part to someone with the kit, a "thermal spray" (flame spray, arc spray etc) might be a good option. Not very DIY though!
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2021
    A search for manifold paint on Amazon brings up loads of possibilities including some claiming 800¬įC
    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2021 edited
    In addition to temperature, note that burning wood (especially if not completely dry) can lead to the production of sulphuric acid. You may need acid-resistant high-temperature paint...
    • CommentAuthorCliff Pope
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2021
    Is the paint for appearance or to prevent corrosion?
    If it's to prolong the life of things like fire bars thatcan get white hot then I'd have thought it's a doomed attempt.
    I know a domestic grate soon burns away if you burn top grade welsh steam coal, so presumably steam engines either use better quality iron or else the components are regarded as expendable and replaced periodically.
    • CommentAuthortychwarel
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2021
    Cliff Pope. indeed railway engine fire bars are regarded as expendable and replaced as required
    Thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions.  It was just for appearances, not as protection.

    I'll be the first to hold may hands up and say this is a quintessential first world problem!  But it's the firebricks in my stove that I find really ugly, being the pale yellow-ish colour that they are.  Especially when the fire is lit and bright and you can really see them.  So I was hoping to paint them so they disappear more.  I'll also be giving the baffle plate a once over at some point and was planning to finish with some paint on that too.  

    No big problem though if no paints would be suitable.  

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