We begin our restoration of a bell by using a wire brush to remove any
loose paint or rust particles that may have built up on the bell. You could sandblast the bell if it is needed. After
this cleaning we spray paint the bell with a thin coat of rustoleum primer to seal the surface. Finally, the bell is
given a brush coat of good grade machinery enamel. We allow the paint to dry and the bell is ready. We paint our bells
in the traditional color, black; but, we have seen many paint colors used on C.S. Bell bells.
Another method would be to protect the clean metal surface with a coat
of WD-40. This would maintain the appearance of the metal and still protect it; however, a coat of WD-40 would
need to be reapplied every year.