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My refrigerator is a silver colour, but it is going to black in spots. So how can I give it a new look?
I have a can of "Bar Keepers Friend" It cleans everthing (counter top's, all metal, glass, etc. I take a wet a sponge or rag and pour Dawn and a little of "Bar Keeper's Friend" on it. It does a wonderful job on what you clean. I get this prodouct at "Walmart or Lowes. I hope this helps you.
Places that paint automotives will also paint refrigerators. I don't know if there is any way to do it yourself and have a durable job. I doubt it.
I want to paint my refrigerator white (it is now almond). Has anyone had success and what type of paint did you use?
By Rose Smith from Malvern, PA
They make a special refrigerator spray paint. You can also use "Hammerite" for a pounded brass, copper or pounded steel look. Be sure to wipe the whole fridge down after you've cleaned it and before you paint it with rubbing alcohol.
I've seen it done, it can turn out wonderful! They also make a stick-on laminate/veneer for fridges and cabinets in real (but very thin) stainless, chalkboard & colors. Write me for more info.
Look for 'appliance" spray paint at any home or hardware store. I've used it very successfully to get my appliances to match instead of replacing. "Appliance" isn't a brand name, only one of the descriptives on the spray can. It's a little more expensive but creates an enamel finish that is long-lasting and very washable. good luck
I was in WalMart the other day buying paint for a project. A woman was purchasing spray paint to paint her refrigerator. She said she'd painted a refrigerator before will good results using the canned spray paint in WalMart. She was buying the better quality one not the 97 cent can.
Thanks everyone. I did buy Rustoleum paint in a can to use on appliances. I would rather use a roller than spray since I don't want the overspray all over my kitchen. My only concern is the plastic on the water/ice dispenser compartment on the front of the door and on the door handles which is now almond color. I'm not sure I can remove them to paint properly. I do know they sell paint for plastic. I'm still a bit apprehensive and looking into buying a used white fridge and save the grief. Wouldn't have been so complicated if the fridge did not have the water/ice in the door.
Call a company that refinishes appliances. I did. It came out great. I can't remember the cost. It wasn't that much.
I also suggest that you purchase paint that is formulated for appliances. Paints like these are designed to hold up to heat and cold without cracking and peeling.
How can I change the color of my fridge?
By joanfry from Annecy, France
There are paints especially suited for appliances. You can go to a home improvement store and talk to the clerks. I have seen white fridges painted black or stainless steel color. Good luck.
Just cover it in fridge magnets! ;-)
Clean it really well, using dish soap and steel wool. Rinse and dry. Put masking tape over hinges and handle so they don't get painted.
Bear in mind that any paint you put on will not wear as well as the original finish, unless you have it done in an automotive paint shop.
I like the advice and thank you all.
About spraying, what happens to all the 'stuff' surrounding the fridge. Mine is in the middle of the dining room, which is why I want to change the color.
Do I need to worry about the paint mist?
I could not take it outside. I am on the third floor.
Has anyone ever painted a refrigerator? If so, please tell me how you went about it and if the paint has held up.
I think you can buy special paint for appliances. Check with your local home improvment store.
I painted a stove years ago by taking it to the auto body shop. I think they charged me $60 and it looked good and lasted well.
I'm wanting to paint my white refrigerator black, what is the best product to use to paint the rubber seal around the doors?
By Tami Y
I would suspect that there is no product that can be used to paint the rubber seal.
My frig is rusting. Can I use a roller to paint this in the house?
By M.K. from Lincoln, RI
If you "fridge" is rusty, you can use Rustoleum paint and yes, you can roll it on if you use a good roller. This site will help.
I need to paint the door on my fridge 410 liters model, frost free Hoover brand. Where I can find someone to spray paint the doors top and bottom, because they have rust. I also need a new rubber seal for the door. My fridge is in good working good, I only need to find who can spray paint the door.
How about you? Take the door off the hinge, lay it on a protected floor or yard and use either appliance paint, or Krylon or Rustoleum (my personal fav'). It is usually dry in an hour or so and you are set.
If you still want someone else to do it, check out small businesses in your area on Craigslist.
When using an epoxy paint on a refrigerator what kind of roller should I use?
Napped. Good on you, too, for refreshing the appliance with paint instead of tossing it because it's not pretty anymoe:)
Is there a way to paint a white refrigerator red?
By Bessie from McComb
Sure, just scruff up the old paint,apply a primer coat and then the top coat. If you use a brush there will be brush marks. Maybe a paint roller would work. So you may want to use an aerosol paint can. I would test out your technique on a piece of metal first. Or if you could get the unit to a body shop they could paint the unit for you. A long shot is to look in the yellow pages under painting and call some of them to see if they can steer you in the right dircetion to find someone that does that type of work if you do not want to do it yourself.
Painting a refrigerator with chalkboard paint males a great place to write notes or draw whatever you like. This is a page about painting a refrigerator with chalkboard paint.
This is a page about painting metal shelves in a refrigerator. Over time the shelves in you fridge can become discolored and unattractive. One way to spruce them up is to paint them.
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What paint do I use to paint a refrigerator that has the fingerprint proof bumps. Should I use Krylon for plastic? The refrigerator is not metal.
Eileen from Chicago, IL
Rustoleum has a selection of specialty paints for appliances, even a "stainless steel" look. Try their page here...
By Guest Lady
I just watched how to do this hours ago on Creative Juice. Check it out on DIY.COM the website is sort of confusing, but you could try to search it. They sand it some (wipe off the dust), prime it with metal/plastic primer, and then paint (2 coats). You should look it up! I wish I could paint my fridge! (05/03/2007)
I used to sell body shops and I would often see home appliances in the shops to be painted. All of the previous suggestions are good. I can only add to wash the appliance first, if not, then you would be sanding the grime and grease into the metal. Be sure and use a primer, and the top coat should be an enamel paint if you are to do it your self. A body shop would be using enamel. If you are to do it yourself inside your home, cover everything because the spray paint will coat everything. Good luck (05/04/2007)
My friend took the doors off the refrigerator she wanted to paint and took them to the auto shop to get painted. That's what shows and gets the use anyway. She painted the rest herself, as per other suggestions. (06/07/2007)
By pam munro
Four years ago I bought my house and wanted a black refrigerator but couldn't afford it. I bought a nice used refrigerator for $200 and two cans of appliance epoxy paint and now have a black refrigerator. My fridge is a Westinghouse Designer Series (very nice) with inside ice maker and all the movable shelves (probably original owner upgraded to stainless steel) but now it is making a motor noise so I will do the same thing again. This time, I am going to find a brush on paint...maybe door paint by rustoleum. I don't want to deal with the over spray, otherwise it is an excellent way to go. (03/24/2008)
How do you paint an old refrigerator?
Kay from Nobel, LA
If you can afford it have a body shop do it. That kind of paint is thin and runs easily. If you are too close you have runs. If you are too far away, it looks grainy. Of course, you may be far more talented at it than me! (08/21/2006)
By carla bledsoe
It depends on how good a job you want. The best way is to take the fridge to a body shop. The second is to look in the yellow pages under spraying and finishing and third if you want to do it yourself, what the previous post say is good, however, when using spray equipment be sure to cover anything you don't want the over spray to cover. (08/22/2006)
We used melamine paint and a foam roller. It has that no finger print texture. We use magnets on it often and wash when needed and it has looked great for nine years. We've also painted a range hood using the same paint for the same amount of time with the same great results. I've used melamine paint with topcoats of urethane on floors and bathroom counters; they've also lasted well. (08/22/2006)