gallons of paint?

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gallons of paint?

Post by 1basenji » January 23rd, 2014, 10:53 pm

Getting closer to painting my 250 gal smoker. If I just put 1 coat of high temp paint using a spray gun, how much do you think I will need to buy?? 1,2,3,? gallons?? Any guesses. I might put high-temp primer on, I haven't decided. If I don't use primer, do I gain anything with putting on 2 coats of regular high-temp paint? Thanks



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Re: gallons of paint?

Post by Big T » January 24th, 2014, 12:08 am

I haven't seen your smoker but I would be surprised if it took a gallon. I have painted full size trucks with less than a gallon. I know that the rustoleum high temp doesn't recommend using primer but I think some guys do it anyway. I would do 2 coats just to make sure that I had a thick coat on everything. jm2cw.


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Re: gallons of paint?

Post by 1basenji » January 24th, 2014, 10:22 pm

ok thanks, i think i will go with putting 2 coats on it.



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Re: gallons of paint?

Post by vizion » January 25th, 2014, 2:25 pm

Yes a gallon of paint will go a long way in a paint gun.. I don't know what you smoker looks like or how big it is but I would be suprised if you use much more than a quart of paint.. unless of coarse the smoker is as big as an 18 wheeler...


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Re: gallons of paint?

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » January 26th, 2014, 8:41 pm

I always do 3 coats of paint on all my cookers. 1 gallon will be more than enough for a 250.


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Re: gallons of paint?

Post by 1basenji » February 22nd, 2014, 10:12 pm

awesome. i will be getting my paint this coming week. would like to paint it outdoors, but i may not be able to wait long enough for Mother Nature to let me do that. do you guys usually spray the smoker then build a fire in it to "bake" it on or just let it air dry?



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Re: gallons of paint?

Post by Gizmo » February 23rd, 2014, 7:21 am

Air dry at least 2 days…. at least that works with the Valspar spit-cans I use….. :D


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