By Carl from Monterey, CA on December 11, 2015
Would this Rutland black cast iron and steel stove polish paste be a good product for the cast iron top of an old gas stove around the burners? I cleaned mine down to the natural metal color. Would it also make cleanup easier and not come off onto clothing, etc?
By Will M. on December 11, 2015
Answer:This product is made to restore bare cast iron and not meant to be applied to sheet metal surfaces of common gas ranges. So long as the body of your antique range is cast iron, this product will be ideal for restoring this surface to it's natural finish. This product will stain clothing and it is highly recommended to use gloves.
By Lou from Muldrow, OK on June 7, 2015
After applying this Rutland Black Cast Iron polish paste, will this cause the stove to produce any odor or cause it to smoke?
By eFireplaceStore on June 7, 2015
Answer:A light haze can indeed be released, accompanied by an acrid smell. However, this will only last for moments and the smell quickly dissipates.
By Dana from WI on August 10, 2015
What is the difference between using this Rutland black cast iron and steel stove polish paste and a high temperature paint? How long does this polish paste last? I read that high temperature paint should not be used where flames might touch inside the cast iron stove.
By Kevin E. on August 11, 2015
Answer:The primary difference is that the polish is intended to restore and highlight the natural finish of the cast iron to which it is applied. If your goal is to completely cover the metal surface or change it's appearance, high temp paint would be more appropriate. High temp paint can be used in an area that receives contact from flames. However, it will be necessary to reapply paint to such an area more frequently than other areas.
By Cyndi from Albuquerque, NM on July 17, 2012
I have an antique cast iron stove that will be outside in the open. It will be on my open patio to use for serving. How can I protect it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 17, 2012
Answer:The best option to protect your stove would be to use an approved high heat paint to finish the stove, prior to putting it outdoors. Bare cast iron will corrode very quickly when exposed to the elements, even if it has been cleaned and polished.
Please let me know if you would be interested in a certain color and I will be happy to help locate the proper paint for your needs.
By Denny from Tampa, FL on July 6, 2013
Do you have a deep gray polish for a cast iron stove with a graphite-colored finish?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 8, 2013
By Mark from Indian Trail, NC on February 15, 2015
Will this stove polish paste keep a cast iron stove that's outside from rusting if I keep a cover over it?
By eFireplaceStore on February 16, 2015
Answer:When applied regularly, this will indeed keep the stove from corroding, as long as the unit is covered and protected from precipitation.
By Gary from Minneapolis, MN on December 5, 2011
I have a Round Oak model D18 stove that I intend to restore, but I want more of a flat black finish vs. a shiny one. Do you have a polish that will do that for me?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 6, 2011
You may want to try some of our stove paint for such a finish. Please see this item:
Stove Bright Flat Black Paint
This is available in 12 oz. spray cans, and it may take 2-4 cans to completely paint your stove.
By Mike from Frankfort, KY on January 7, 2015
I have a 100 year old steel floor grate (in a corner location where it will not get stepped on) that is rusty on the bottom and has peeling paint on the top. I was thinking about sandblasting the paint off and then applying this product. Will sandblasting keep the polish from bonding? Does it need a bit of rust to bond?
By eFireplaceStore on January 7, 2015
Answer:The sand blasting process should not cause an issue with the application of this product. A metal surface will only require some porosity in order for the polish to take. As long as the steel surface is not overly dense, the polish should take without a problem.
By Kim from Albuquerque, NM on October 5, 2014
How much of an area does the 2.7 oz tube cover?
By eFireplaceStore on October 6, 2014
Answer:While it depends on the stove in question, the average sized cast iron stove (3 feet by 2 1/2 feet by 2 1/2 feet) is easily covered by a single tube. Only when you are working with an exceptionally large stove or a heavily corroded example would part of a second tube be needed.
By Peter from Brooklyn, NY on February 18, 2015
Can this paste be used to polish black gas pipe?
By eFireplaceStore on February 19, 2015
Answer:It can be used for this purpose, but will not have the same high luster finish as cast iron, due to the reduced porosity of the gas piping.
By Kathy from Attica, NY on December 4, 2014
If I use this Rutland Black Cast Iron and Steel Stove Polish Paste, am I able to paint over the polish with a high temperature paint?
By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2014
Answer:This polish is made to restore bare cast iron and bring back the natural finish of the metal. It should not be painted over. If your casting is to be painted, I recommend sanding any heavy corrosion, then applying a high temperature paint.
By Katherine from Squamish, BC on November 3, 2015
Is it safe to use this Rutland black cast iron and steel stove polish paste on the inside walls of a gas fireplace insert? I think the walls are steel, and were originally black, but some of the black has worn off.
By Brennan W. on November 3, 2015
This would not work for your application as it is simply meant to accent the natural finish of cast iron. For your panels, we would suggest looking into one of our High Heat Stove Paints