Have you had your first barbecue of the year yet?
If not, the approaching Bank Holiday presents the perfect opportunity. However, if your barbecue has been left to the mercy of the elements over the winter, chances are it will be looking a bit sorry for itself.
Yet there's a way around this! Before you rush out to buy a new one, this guide from Dremel could be worth a go...
1. Start by having a careful look at your barbecue, keeping an eye out for signs of rust. If there is any, remove it by using a bristle brush or rotary grinding accessory.
2. Is the metal looking tarnished? If it happens to need a complete overhaul, start by scraping off the existing paint from the drum on the larger, flat surfaces. Then, grind off any remaining rust and paint the smaller, detailed sections by using a rotary grinding accessory. Then, to finish things off, sand the surface with a sanding drum. You'll then have metal work that is prepared and ready for painting.
3. The next step is to polish and clean off the metal grills with a polishing wheel - then, use a compound to remove any lingering marks that could still be on the material.
4. Does your barbecue have a wooden work-top or wooden shelves? Well, you can always try sanding the rough or singed edges that remain from last year by using a sanding band accessory.
5. Are you looking to add a touch of personalisation to your barbecue? Well, why not engrave it with your own personalised pattern? A good place to add it will be on the top of your barbecue drum.
6. If you have metal barbecue skewers and a two-pronged fork, sharpen them to make sure they're fully ready for the summer ahead. A good way of doing this would be with the 8193 Aluminium Oxide Grinding Stone.
You can find out more here.
Tutorial courtesy of Dremel