In the spray painting frenzy I eluded to, a fire poker set left behind by the former owners of the lakehouse also got a dash of matte black Rustoleum high heat paint. We actually already have a lovely poker set that my grandpa welded, but the tools hang from a stand that also holds a pile of firewood:
We'd like to weld a new stand just for the tools, as we no longer need wood storage (what with the handy firewood cubby beside the fireplace), but in the meantime I thought we might just want to use the small little reject set. However, the pieces had brass handles and were worn out.
First I gave the set a thorough clean with some soapy water and a scrub brush. I rinsed it with clean water and let everything dry overnight. Then I brought the whole kit + caboodle outside, taped off the bristles on the brush and used the Rustoleum high heat spray paint I used for the fireplace vents and doors (see the whole makeover of the fireplace here). A couple of coats on each side, waiting two hours before flipping them over and spraying the other side, did the trick. This paint has a super quick dry time (1/2 hour, handle in 1-2 hours), which makes for a quick DIY.
I like how the set disappears against the dark grey, newly painted stone because I will have art and accessories that I want to highlight instead.
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