How to Patina Your X Series Smokeless Fire Pit
How do Breeo X Series smokeless fire pits get that beautiful patina color, you may ask? Well, our X Series smokeless fire pits are built using 304 Stainless Steel (the Sear Plate™ and the legs) and Corten Steel, which is a type of steel often used for architectural structures, such as bridges, because of it's highly durable make-up. Corten develops a corrosion-resistant coating quickly in order to prevent rusting any deeper than the surface. That coating is called patina.
What does this mean for you? This means that when you get your shiny new X Series smokeless fire pit, it will be all grey steel with stainless legs and Sear Plate™. It will eventually develop the patina on its own. However, you bought your X Series because you love the look of the patina and stainless steel together, and you might want to speed up that process.
In this video, we'll show you how to do just that. You'll also find the written step-by-step instructions below.
Check it out to learn how to create the patina at your own pace!
You Will Need
Protective Equipment: gloves & glasses
Spray bottle with a mixture of dish soap and water
Spray bottle with white vinegar
1/2 Tbs. salt
16 oz. hydrogen peroxide
2 oz. white vinegar
Step 1: Degrease the Corten area by spraying it with the water and dish soap mixture and wipe dry.
Step 2: "Pickle" the Corten by spraying the white vinegar on the degreased area. Throughout the process, keep a paper towel handy to wipe away any excess spray that might end up on the stainless legs.
Step 3: Mix the hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, and salt together in another bottle and spray over the pickled, degreased Corten. You'll start to see the patina show almost right away.
Step 4: Rub the Corten area with a rough sponge to evenly distribute the patina mixture.
Step 5: Let the pit dry and repeat step 3, continuing to follow with the sponge 2-4 times. For a natural look, finish it off by spraying the Corten with a final coating of the patina mixture.
Step 6: Finally, let your fire pit sit overnight and enjoy your new patina finish. The patina will develop a darker more consistent look overtime and with more burns.