First off, I think I've seen this discussion somewhere, but I cannot seem to find it at all with the search function or looking through the forum either. Please humor me, as I did attempt to find it first!
I've got the ubiquitous 55 gallon barrel and I was going to get something to make the outside black. I went to the local hardware store and was henceforth confused. They had stove paint, stove polish, and stove wax. All made by the same company. All of them were black I was assured, and all would achieve the same result according to the man in the store.
Be sure to read the label for the heat rating for whatever you decide to use.
I was recently in one of the box stores (either Lowe's or Home Depot) and read the labels of a given brand's High Heat and Extreme/Ultra High Heat (or words to that effect, implying that one was High heat and the other was for Extremely High heat). But when I read the label, *both* were rated for 1200 F. The flashy words on the front were just marketing - the Extremely High heat was twice as expensive. The only *real* difference was that the regular $3.50 spray can was flat black, and the $7 can was glossy.
EDIT: The name brand was Rust-o-leum (SP?). They advertise this as high heat spray paint for BBQ repair and touch-up. It appears to be working perfectly well so far, although I've only been burning for a month or so.
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