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Hi - we have a free standing clearview stove - with twin walled stainless steel steel stove pipe . We want to change it for black pipe - and then fell over when we got the quote! Can they be spray painted? How ? Is there someone who will do it ( we are in the North West). As much help appreciated.

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8 hours ago, monkeybusiness said:

Clearview sell the paint for touching up their stoves - that works on stove pipe too. Do a few light coats, don’t try to get full coverage in one go as it will run. 

It doesn't really stick to the stainless very well.

I would just fit black pipe 

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Use a pickling paste on the pipe to remove any contaminates and provide a matt surface to which paint will then stick. Once this is done you can prime it with any primer/paint that will withstand temperatures up to 100C.


Hammerite (for example) is good for 150C and most etch primers (or 'special metal primers') are good for 200C (Jenolite etch primer for example) which is similar to most enamel paints.
There are some 'low temperature paints' out there (check the tin first) but even these are rated @ 93C and you double walled stove pipe shouldn't get above 90C unless you are really burning the stove hot.


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On 30/03/2024 at 19:20, Alycidon said:

Paint will not adhere to shiny stainless pipe.  The pipes will need powder coating,   it's the only way to do the job properly.  


Not true ... paint will stick to a stainless steel.

You do need to get the shine off first though which you can do with a 200grit emery paper or a pickling paste and then use an 'etch' primer or direct to metal topcoat (Hammerite for example)

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