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Painting Metal Shelves in a Refrigerator

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Over time the shelves in you fridge can become discolored and unattractive. One way to spruce them up is to paint them. This is a guide about painting metal shelves in a refrigerator.
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March 21, 2008

How would I prepare and paint the metal shelves in my refrigerator? I think they are aluminum, and they look all mottled. Other than that the fridge is in great condition.
Thanks.

octoberbabye from Bradenton, Fl USA

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March 21, 20080 found this helpful
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Lightly "sand" then with fine steel wool so the paint sticks. Spray paint and seal with several coats of waterproof satin "gloss"

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March 21, 20080 found this helpful
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I would do the following:
1. Make sure your metal shelves are very clean, as paint will adhere poorly if they have residue on them.
2. Sand lightly to create a "tooth" for new paint to grip onto. (steel wool suggestion is good). Make sure you wipe off any shavings and dust.
3. Apply a rusty metal primer. You can find this at a hardware or big box store in either spray paint or oil-base brush on paint.Even though you didn't say your shelves were rusty, the mottling you described could be indicitive of corrosion.

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4. Choose either a metallic-look spray paint to simulate the aluminum or else a white gloss to simulate enamel coated racks.
5. Sealing with a clear gloss may or may not be required dending on the durability of the paint you used.
NOTE: Make sure the paint you use is exterior as the inside of your fridge gets cold and wet...not unlike the the elements outside.

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By Ted (Guest Post)
March 24, 20080 found this helpful
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There's a special primer that's used on Alum. it has a mild acid in it to etch the serface and hold, you can get it just about anyplace, I suggest that you use "Rustoleum" paint, it's a high quality paint and gives a porcelain like finish

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