If you have a metal fire pit, you’ll want to be able to enjoy it for many years. To do that, you’ll need to make sure that it doesn’t rust! If your fire pit is made from a metal that isn’t stainless steel, it will rust over time if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Thankfully, those precautions are quick & easy! Here’s what you need to do:
Keep It Clean
It makes sense that the more you pay attention to your fire pit, the less likely it is to rust. Neglecting it is just asking for rust! When you’re done with your fire and the ashes have cooled, make sure you remove them. If you’ve used your fire pit to prepare food, ensure that there are no food pieces left behind. Even if you don’t use your fire pit often, check on it occasionally to make sure that no insects have gotten in or started to build homes there. Be diligent & you will reap the rewards!
Oil It Regularly
Use a petroleum-based weatherproofing oil to coat the outside of your fire pit. Just use a soft cloth to wipe a thin layer all over. Also do this to the metal of any stand. For upkeep, do this every few months.
Use A Cover
If you keep your fire pit covered when not in use, it will help prevent moisture from sneaking it & causing your fire pit to rust! Keep it covered however you can, but ideally you will be able to purchase a cover that is designed to fit snugly on your fire pit to keep out the maximum amount of moisture (and bugs!).
If you follow these three simple rules, your fire pit should remain rust free for years to come!
Have you been able to keep your fire pit rust free?
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