To begin, light a series of small fires over a period of a few days to allow the paint finish to cure. The stove is finished with a heat resistant paint and this can be cleaned with a soft brush. Do not clean whilst the stove is hot; wait until it has cooled down. If the stove is not “run in” correctly, this may cause the paint to discolour and flake.
The finish can be repaired with proprietary stove paint