Take the sandpaper and sand the chimney so that the paint or clay does not come off. You want a good solid surface. Don’t push it away like a nice piece of furniture. You may want to take a base color and completely paint the patio fireplace with that color and let it dry.
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Fireplaces are designed to burn small amounts of coal and wood, so don’t start a full fire in your building. Purchase fireplace tools so you can add logs, roast, and put out the fire without burning yourself. Light small fires in a mud fireplace until it is completely silent.
Make sure the surfaces to be painted are free of chipped paint, rust, wax, oil and grease (a well-used chimney is usually covered in soot, so remove any residue before painting). We used RustOleum Stove and BBQ Paint in black for our outdoor fireplace, but it’s also available in green and silver.
Clay fireplaces do not have drainage holes, so they are waterproof when left in the rain. You can protect the clay fireplace with a waterproof cover, but if it gets wet, let it dry completely before using it again.
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It is imperative to use a sealant on the outside of the outdoor chimney. The surfaces recommended by the manufacturer are Future acrylic floors or a wood seal such as Thompson’s Water Seal. The seal ensures that moisture cannot penetrate the clay.
If your outdoor fireplace gets wet, don’t cover it while it’s still damp. If you cover a damp fireplace, only the moisture will be retained. Allow unwanted moisture to evaporate and cover only with a dry flue. I usually wait a few days after the rain to make sure it is completely dry.
Make sure you only use the outdoor fireplace when it is completely dry. It is recommended to cover it to protect it from rain etc. The fireplace is designed to provide enough heat when the flames are in the bowl. They must not climb into the stack or they could be damaged.
Chimineas, or pot-bellied ovens, were invented in Mexico in the 17th century. These small ovens were used to bake bread and heat. They consist of an onion skin with an opening in the front, while a thin chimney directs the smoke into the air.
Use light pressure to smooth the surface of the clay until it is smooth. Continue sanding painted surfaces until all paint around the crack or break is removed. Apply auto repair paste or high temperature epoxy glue to the cracked or damaged part of the chimney.
Most fireplaces come with a three- or four-legged iron stand. Remember not to put the Chiminea in a gazebo or an enclosed porch. Place your fireplace at a safe distance from facilities. Do not install the Chiminea on a patio without a large approved, non-flammable fireplace.
JLM, Duraflame logs are a simple, clean, and certainly lazy way to enjoy a campfire. For ceramic outdoor fireplaces, it is acceptable to use a Duraflame fireplace if the outdoor fireplace has been damaged by some minor fires as per our article. Artificial logs burn for a long time, so make sure you have enough time to relax!
Dealing With Fireplace Fuel To Minimize Smoke
Use a lighter or longer butane match to gently light the newspaper and / or lighter. When the log and ignition are lit, carefully add a handful of lighters to the fireplace. You will find that the fire burns more intensely.
It is important to let the fire go out completely and never use water to put it out. If you throw water on a hot fireplace, it is likely to burst. Once your outdoor fireplace is seasoned, you are ready for a slightly larger fire.
Other Heat Sources You Can Use In Your Outdoor Fireplace