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Barbecue makeover using spray paint

Cultivating a Following
Cultivating a Following

This simple makeover of a tired, greasy barbecue using spray paint achieved a stunning result.





The project


This was the most glam barbecue glow-up! 


First things first: you have to spend time prepping your surfaces. Remove all knobs and handles and clean your barbecue with hot, soapy water with a degreaser. Use a wire brush to remove any excess rust.


Hose it down and let it dry, then wipe it down with some mineral turps on a microfibre cloth and allow to dry again. Cover the areas you want to protect from overspray.


I used White Knight Hi Temp self-priming heat-resistant spray paint in the Pot Belly Black colour.


You can use whichever self-priming gold spray paint you like, but only on the parts of the barbecue that aren't exposed to heat.


The project cost me less than $100 and the results were outstanding. It's the perfect way to add luxe to your home for a small price!


I love everything D.I.Y. and this was just another thing I saw some potential in. For me, D.I.Y. is an opportunity not only to practise and learn new skills, but also to salvage something that otherwise would have ended up in landfill.


I’m glad I could give our barbecue a new lease on life and save us some money in the long run!


Before and after







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Amassing an Audience

Awesome BBQ glow-up @moniquecole1990 , for less than $100 you've made this BBQ look well over a couple of grands worth. Well done! 



Making a Splash

Oh my goodness - amazzzzzzzing! 🤩 What an incredible transformation - congratulations! You absolutely nailed it with your colour choices - love them.


Paint is just the absolute best thing, isn't it? What I really appreciate are the many different types of paint that allows DIY-ers to do jobs like this, nowadays. I've used spray paint to redo some air-conditioners head units and light switches (goodbye slightly yellowing plastic; hello pristine white appliance!), metal paint to bring security doors and grills back to new and laminate paint to refresh bathrooms and kitchens (tiles, benches and cupboards).


When I finish the complete rebuild of my laundry, I'm totally replicating your idea and refreshing my BBQ. Many thanks for the inspiration!

Making a Splash

Looks like a whole new BBQ. Well done. It looks amazing.

Home Improvement Guru


Seriously impresive upscaling! I have the same type of discolouration of my stainless and love your answer to it!. 

Might give it a go. Has any of the paint flaked on the hood part with heat?



Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @Dave-1


Let me tag @moniquecole1990 to make sure they are aware of your question. I totally agree with you the spray paint makeover looks fantastic. Once you begin your spray painting, please make sure to post an update. I'm sure our members will be keen to see the results of your paint-spraying project.




Becoming a Leader



Oh my goodness, this came up amazing.  Certainly worth the grunt it took to clean and get this awesome outcome.  

Thank you for sharing, gives me inspiration to get into mine when the warm weather returns.



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