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Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!

See how easy it is to repaint a chiminea and bring it back to life!

All it takes is just a little elbow grease and spray paint and you can knock out this simple DIY project in no time.

This method can also be used for repainting grills, fire pits, and outdoor chimneys, too!

Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!

Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!

When we moved into our home nearly four years ago, the previous owners left behind lots of lawn decorations (so. many. cement. mushrooms.) as well as some outdoor furniture.

Pretty much if it was heavy and not necessary, it stayed with the house.

That was fine with us because one of these items just happened to be a chiminea in the backyard.

It was looking a little worse for wear, but all it needed was a little makeover and it would be good as new again!

Our Aged Chiminea Before Repainting

So I’m pretty terrible at taking proper “Before” pictures.

I tend to just jump right into a project without first snapping pics, or sometimes just happen to start a project without actually realizing it.

That’s what happened again here.

I was outside pressure washing our back patio this spring when I got a little carried away with my aim, and whoops!

I accidentally blasted a little of the chiminea’s base in the process…and was immediately intrigued at just how much gunk and loose paint was removed.

So I kept going.

Before I knew it, I had pressure washed the entire thing, and no “Before” pics had been snapped.

Nuts! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So here’s the best picture I could find that shows the chiminea in its true ugly state before I started this transformation.

Old, aged, weathered chiminea before being repainted.

Supplies for Repainting a Chiminea

Here’s what you need to repaint a chiminea, fire pit, grill, or outdoor chimney:

Step 1: Clean & Prep Chiminea

The first step in repainting a chiminea is to remove all of the gunk and build-up that has accumulated over the years, as well as any previous paint that may be chipping away.

I’m stated many times that prep work is my least favorite step of any project, so instead of scrubbing away at my chiminea by hand, I just blasted it with a pressure washer.

Wham-o!

It was clean in no time.

Here’s what a little pressure washing had done to my chiminea’s appearance.

Most of the original pink/whitish paint was removed, but there was still lots of fading, aging, and grime.

Still too much sadness for our backyard, but nothing that a little paint wouldn’t hide.

Aged chiminea before repainting.

Step 2: Spray Paint the Chiminea

Now it’s time to get your spray paint on!

For this step, I used some high heat copper spray paint.

That way it would kinda look like the original terra cotta (at least I think that’s what it is…?), but also have a pretty subtle shine.

Spray painting a chiminea!

Step 3: Sand & Spray Paint the Chiminea’s Base (if Needed)

If your chiminea has a base or stand, it may also need a little TLC.

The metal base that was supporting our chiminea was severely rusted and equally sad, so it got a quick makeover, too.

Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!

I removed as much rust as I could with my hand sander, then applied a couple coats of some high heat black spray paint.

Repainting a chiminea's metal stand with spray paint.

Both pieces were then allowed to fully dry.

A repainted chiminea and its metal stand.

Enjoy That Pretty Chiminea!

And here’s how our chiminea looks after its quick makeover!

Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!

Pretty nice, huh?

No more sad, faded aging.

Just a copper beauty now, and without much effort, expense, or time!

Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!
Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!
Repaint a Chiminea and Bring It (and Your Patio) Back to Life!

Repainted Chiminea: Before & After

And how about a couple before-and-afters of our easy repainted chiminea project, shall we?

Before and After: How to Repaint a Chiminea!
Before and After: How to Repaint a Chiminea!

Not bad for a simple weekend DIY project!

Before and After: How to Repaint a Chiminea!

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