I Bought the lard after trying several times to get the paint to stay on the fire box of my Oklahoma Joe smoker with no success no mater the brand or how well I prepaired it for painting it woul come back off after A few uses. In A forum of I believe to be, well educated people in the meat smoking business, they described how that bacon grease or lard when melted and spread on the smoker after every two or three useswould take care of that problem. Well, lard is less expensive than one can of the HI TEMP paint I have been buying, so Ibought the ard and made A pole with A sponge on the end, melted A little lard in the microwave and slapped it on. Ran the heat slowly up to 300 deg. like they said and it still looks just like whuen I painted it after two long cook outs. Only drawback I see and it can be resolved, is the cver sticks to the lard back on the fire box, but A little something on top= the bx before putting on the cover will take care of that ,for sure.