The photo shows an older gas stove that is chipped (black spots). Is there a good paint (preferably from Home Depot or Lowe's) that should be used for this type hot environment?


This stove is for a rental unit and this tenant is really tough on gear. They pay for repairs, but a sensible approach would take this into account

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    The original surface is baked-on ceramic. It's tough to replicate that with anything like the same durability. The best bet may be to ship it to a ceramic shop. Or hit Craigslist for a new range.
    – isherwood
    Nov 6 '17 at 20:49
  • Trouble maintaining tenant-grade stoves often starts with the stove being cheaply made to begin with. A fact which lands in the landlord's lap.). The upshot is trying to fix it may be "good money after bad". The fact that you want a big-box store solution echoes the "cheap factor" (but big-box is in fact overpriced, and does not offer the better and more dangerous tiers of products.) Your path here is new top or a new stove, or present a rinky dink repair to the next client. Nov 7 '17 at 17:42

Most home centers have porcelain chip repair products. Sheffield and Rustoleum are a couple of popular brands. It is supplied in a small bottle with a brush built into the cap similar to automotive touch-up paint. It will cover the chip and prevent the steel from rusting. The repair will be visible, but less obvious.

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