How To Colour Your Small Wood Burning Stove.

Colour your Hobbit Stove

Colour your Hobbit Stove

How to colour your stove

You will need:

  • A suitable space
  • 1 x piece of v.fine emery/sand paper
  • A clean dry lint free cloth
  • 3 x 400ml stove paint
  • Safety glasses and mask

Using the stovebright range of colours you can quite easily change your stove from black into a wide range of colour options. The stove pictured above is a combination of emerald green and almond.

See the colour chart for various Stove Bright colours

Good preparation and follow the instructions

How to colour your stoveThe process of effectively colouring your stove is very similar to most other paint finish applications and full instructions are written on the side of each 400ml stove paint tin.

Several light coats will produce a better finish than one very heavy application.

Three 400ml tins of Stovebright stove paint are sufficient to spray a complete Hobbit stove.

Both the stove and the stove paint are designed to be applied at room temperature (20‐25 Celcius) so both should be stored at this temperature for a minimum of 3 hours prior to the start of the spraying.

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A vapour rated mask and protective googles should be used when spraying and also you must ensure the spray area is well ventilated. Full instructions for best results are written on the side of every tin.

The existing painted surface of the stove should be given a rub over with the very fine emery or sand paper to give the stove paint a key to adhere to.

The stove should then be cleaned off using the dry cloth. With the stove and a can of stove paint well mixed and brought to room temp. you are ready to begin colouring your stove. Remember to angle the direction of the spray to hit all of the surfaces whilst maintaining the desired distance from the stove if possible for best results.

Curing the Stove Paint

  • Once painted it is very important not to over fire your stove until the stove paint finish has had a good chance to cure.
  • This involves initially having a series of several small fires.
  • As the paint cures it will give off a vapour and smell and so the room should be vacated as well as well ventilated during this curing process.
  • Starting with a small kindling fire, and subsequently each one thereafter increasing in intensity. Full paint curing instructions can be found on every tin.

This series of small fires should continue and then a full fire can take place. The odour given off during this curing period should then dissipate.

Some of our Door Colour Options



We recommend keeping a tin of spray paint which you can use periodically to refresh the appearance of your stove.


Particular care and attention should be given to lighter colour stove paints during the stove paint curing process as they will require a longer series of small fires to cure properly. They also require a slightly longer prep time. The details are written on the instructions which can be found on each tin.

One of the videos below will show you an example of how you can restore your small wood stove without using stove paint.

Video’s from Stovebright on how to spray your stove

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Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

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The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

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Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?


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A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."


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Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."


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It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

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Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"


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The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

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Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"


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"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"


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Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

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"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

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A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

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"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"



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