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  • painting the inside of the dome?

    Hello

    The fire-bricks I'm using are dark blue/grey. They are from over-night storage heaters. They are a cost effective alternative here in the UK.

    I've not started the dome yet. But I would imagine it will be quite dark in there.

    I was wondering if there is some kinda paint I can use to lighten it?

    Thanks in advance

    Mick

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    Re: painting the inside of the dome?

    You wouldn't want most paints anywhere near cooking food. The only exception that comes to mind is the kind of paint used on the insides of grills (and I don't know if that stuff can stand up to pizza oven temperatures). My recommendation is, don't paint it, embrace that natural beauty of the stone.

    Besides, the fire will light it up.

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    • #3
      Re: painting the inside of the dome?

      I paint the inside with a mixture of equal parts of white cement, kaolin,lime and whiting. This is basically the same as the homebrew mortar, but all the ingredients are white. If your oven is dry dampen it a lttle before painting the stuff on and spray mist it a few times within 24 hrs after application. You can get these ingredients in small quantities from pottery suppliers.It leaves your dome a bright white and the mixture fires itself on and goes quite hard.
      Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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      • #4
        Re: painting the inside of the dome?

        Try for something like this:
        Last edited by Neil2; 02-21-2010, 05:51 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: painting the inside of the dome?

          I dunno, what are the theological implications of setting Jesus on fire on a regular basis?

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          • #6
            Re: painting the inside of the dome?

            Probably ... but it was funny

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            • #7
              Re: painting the inside of the dome?

              2 rules of refractories:
              1. All refractories will eventually crack
              2. All coatings (paint, mortar, etc..) put over refractory will eventually flake off

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              • #8
                Re: painting the inside of the dome?

                No evidence of flaking on my dome coating. It's been there for a couple of years.
                Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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