Initial Firing Process for High Temperature Paint Thursday, Febuary 11, 2010
High Temperature Stove Paint
Initial Firing Process
Stove Bright High Temperature paint has been air dried from your stove manufacturer creating a quality coating. To optimize the performance of the coating and to maximize its durability, it needs to go through a heating process. This process is explained below and should be followed as closely as possible during the first burn of your new appliance. Once the initial firing process is successfully completed, the coating will bond to the metal with a colorfast finish that will last for years.
Please read and follow your stove manufacturer instructions. Stove Bright provides the following instructions and cautions for the initial firing of your stove.
Do the following BEFORE you fire the stove for the first time:
1) Ventilate: Open doors and windows in the room with the stove. To speed dissipation of odor from the initial firing process, you can place a fan in the room to move the air.
2) Vacate: The fumes from the initial heating process are non-toxic, but may be uncomfortable for babies, small children, pregnant women, elderly, pets, or anyone with breathing difficulties.
Pellet or Wood: For your first fire be sure to Read and Follow stove manufacturer instructions. We recommend the following initial firing process:
1. Slowly bring the stove to a medium burn, about 400ºF, for about 45 minutes.
2. Increase the burn temperature to a hot burn, about 600ëF, for an additional 45-60 minutes.
Gas Unit: For your first fire, see the initial firing process instructions below:
1) Check stove manufacturer instructions regarding log curing and initial burns prior to your first burn.
2) If no other special instructions, fire the stove on a low setting for 2-4 hours then increase the het to a high setting for another 2-4 hours. During the initial firing a white deposit may develop on the inside of the glass. It is important to remove this white deposit from the glass with an appropriate cleaner to prevent build-up.
NOTE: During the initial firing process there are changes in the paint causing it to give off an odor and some visible smoke. The fumes are non-toxic, but can be unpleasant. Ventilate and vacate the room to avoid discomfort. Once the burn is complete there will be no odor or smoke the next time the stove is fired.