I’m not a sugar coating kind of gal unless it’s on a doughnut. I’m a pretty straight forward kind of gal so you can expect to get that from me. When you DIY something, you’re bound to run into problems. Last night, the scene at our house was something like this
That might be a little dramatic. Anyway, our new(ly renovated) grill began it’s first cooking adventure of pork chops and french fries. About 5 (maybe less) minutes after putting the lid on, it went from this
Okay, not quite, but you get where I’m going with this. After the hours and hours of time he put in on the paint, he was not exactly excited about it. I think he went through the stages of grief.
- Denial – This can’t be happening
- Anger – I spent hours on this!
- Bargaining – Well at least you can do an update to your blog post for your readers so no one else has the same problem
- Depression – I’m reading reviews on this paint to see if anyone else has these problems (I think this one was short)
- Acceptance – Make sure you get pictures before you go to bed because it’s being sanded tonight (hence the not so great picture above)
This post is for number three above and because I’ll always be honest with you – remember “straight forward kind of gal”. That’s how I roll. We figured out the reason why it happened so definitely wanted to share it in case you decide to copper-fy your grill. Notice the places the primer was are the same places that the paint bubbled and lifted.
We didn’t think that a thin coat of primer would hurt…we were wrong. So if you have spots that need primer, use the high heat paint as your primer. Michael did some looking online and couldn’t find a high heat primer. So we’re another can of paint into our restoration, but now we know! Michael is waiting for the delivery of another can of paint and then he’ll be able to repaint the lid. We just wanted to let ya’ll know about the problem ASAP since this project received so many comments on FB, we were afraid that someone else might be trying it on this long weekend. I promise to post after pics of the grill…again.