There aren't many times we'll advocate using a can of spray paint. Yes, there are a few eco-friendly options out there, but they're still not easily accessible. That said, we do condone their usage when it comes to saving an appliance that could easily last another decade. Do you know how many 100% free grills there are on Craigslist just waiting for a home? There are several high temp paints found in your local big box hardware store paint department. They're used on everything from car engines to lawn mowers, and formulated to stop the rust and give your surface a new shiny glow.
No one will ever know that you picked up that find for free off the curb! No matter when it was made, a fresh coat of paint will make it pretty enough to last a few more decades with proper maintenance. You know how to keep them clean, right? If you have a true "farm" store near you, check with them first as they will probably have additional color options intended for tractors and large farm equipment.
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