Do you have a fire pit table that has seen better days but still works fine? No need to get rid of it. With these Easy Spray Painting Techniques I will show you How to Revamp Your Fire Pit Table with Spray Paint.
Note- this post has been updated to include more “after” photos from the original version done in 2021. To skip down to read How to Revamp Your Fire Pit Table with Spray Paint click Jump to tips.
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If you read last week, you know that our tree trimmers flagged the patio layout as a potential threat to our very large pine and cedar trees. They suggested consulting with their arborist. Luckily the arborist had availability in the same week. When he came, he reassured us that our plan was mostly good to go. The one thing he suggested we change? To move the patio away from a large root that we had initially intended to cut into.
Hurray! We are so relieved! No material changes, no undoing the retaining wall, no major changes.
Our contractor came and we shared the news. Originally we had planned to create the patio ourselves, but with the slope of the yard and our basement project, we decided it is best to have the contractor do it. He spent a few hours measuring and re-measuring, and digging out the space for the new patio footprint. Moving the patio closer to our house means adding another level of steps to bridge the gap in the grade. The large gray rectangle pictured is weed barrier fabric just waiting for gravel, pavers, and pea gravel!
After the patio layout was finally determined, major rainstorms came in! More delays.
North side of the yard is now level!
Not doing the patio ourselves is nice, but also one of the pros of doing projects yourself is the flexibility to work on it any spare moment. On the days workers can’t be here, I just want to jump in. To keep myself busy I’ve been tackling staining and painting and landscape shopping. This week is the fire pit paint.
How to Revamp Your Fire Pit Table with Spray Paint.
I bought this fire pit one winter during pandemic to host people at Christmas and follow the social distance guidelines at the time. I chose it because it is a good height to keep out of reach for little ones and there wasn’t much else at the store. My husband really dislikes the faux oil rubbed bronze look but it works well and isn’t even that old!
If you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective way to update your fire pit table, spray painting can be an excellent option. By giving your fire pit table a fresh coat of paint, you can transform its appearance and give it a new lease of life. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of updating your fire pit table with spray paint, step by step.
I moved the label to the inside of the door that accesses the propane tank.
Apply an oil like cooing oil to stubborn sticker residue.
In my haste I started to scrape right away, which just made more work.
I thought this project was going to be really quick. On a morning when the rain broke I went out to start painting. I thought it would wrap up and then I could take my little guy to a park or something (school is out for summer, so I’m balancing projects and mom time). There were not one but two of these sticky labels!
Use a razor blade to scrape the sticker residue.
Learn from my mistake and let the oil sit for about ten minutes.
Clean residue with dish soap.
The dish soap removes both the oil and any remaining sticker residue. I vaguely remember something about hydrophilic properties from chemistry class ha ha!
Once the sticky residue is gone, do a general wipe down.
If your fire pit has rust, make sure to clean it with a wire brush.
After sanding and or using a wire brush, make sure to wipe down with a damp cloth. Then allow the fire pit to dry completely.
Tape off all surfaces you don’t want painted.
Adding a piece of cardboard over the whole panel would have been smarter. To prevent overspray, I held up cardboard while I sprayed.
In addition to taping off any surfaces on the fire pit table, make sure to cover the area where you will be spraying. Also, make sure you are working in a well-ventilated area and wearing an N-95 mask or other.
Note- make sure to use a spray paint that is made for high heat! I went with with matte black spray paint. High heat compatible spray paint also come in copper, white, blue and more!
Sand any drips.
My first coat of spray paint had drips that I sanded before applying the second coat.
Apply second coat and let dry!
Nothing too exciting, but it does look less busy without the faux detail. If you have an older fire pit that is rusted, you can use a wire brush on rust before painting. Definitely worth trying before giving up on still functional fire pit. Let me know in comments if you have ever updated a fire pit.
This is how the patio after the One Room Challenge was complete. I styled the freshly painted fire pit table with a tray I also spray painted.
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I’m glad you didn’t have to make major changes to your plan. Great job with the fire pit!
Oh thank you! Such a relief! Have a great day!
Great tips! I have one that could use a little TLC!
Glad it’s helpful! Have a great weekend!
Great tips. Hope you are happy with everything.
Thanks! Wishing process would move a bit faster, but at least we don’t have to change our plan!
Wow! This is looking fabulous.
Thanks Carol! With each step, we see the vision come to life.
Your backyard is looking so good!
Thank you! My son has been having fun playing in the dirt. He’d probably be happy if it stayed as-is lol.
Wow…It’s all really coming along!!
Yeah it is taking shape! Thanks for stopping by!
Your backyard is really going to be beautiful! Great tips! I need to paint the top of our fire pit.
Thanks so much Linda! I appreciate your comment ❤
Your backyard is coming together beautifully! Thanks for sharing these great tips!
Thank you so much! I’m stating to see it come together & getting excited. Have a great day!
It’s looking so good! You guys have worked SO hard out here!!!
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