M.M. asks from Allen, TX on September 07, 2008
"Has Anyone Painted Kitchen Appliances?"
I have a wall oven that works great. We just moved into this house and had to buy all appliances except for the oven. It doesn't match the other appliances so, I thought about painting it black. Has anyone tried this? And what do you do about the window area and words on the key pad?
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Ok I have decided I am going to try and paint the oven. I found a product called liquid stainless steel it is a brush on, so maybe I won't have to deal with the fumes from a spray. I should be getting it soon and will let everyone know how it turns out. Thank you all for replying to my message. I feel more confident about doing it.
S.C. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
We did this when we lived in an apartment and the appliances were gold and green...UGH! We got special white appliance spray paint...they sell it at any home improvement store like Lowes or Home Depot. But you need to get the special spray paint for appliances because an oven gets really hot and the special spray paint is made for that...it won't ruin the paint when the oven heats up. Regular spray paint will react to the heat.
G.A. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
Doors just pop out and off I am wondering if you could just get a new door? I have a 5 yr old microwave that the paint is coming off and I used that high heat appliance paint and it is coming off and even sanded it a little. I think I would not attempt it as most of paint is baked on. At least I think it is. Maybe a used appliance place could help you. G. W
J.P. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
We had our refrigerator repainted after we moved. Just contact www.servicemagic.com and put in your zip code and they will find Paint Refinishers for you in your area. It will be done safely and professionally and it doesn't cost that much. Good luck!
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T.K. answers from Dallas on September 14, 2008
I own several rental properties and we have painted the appliances many times and they come out wonderful and saves a bundle. We use Epoxy brand spray can paint for appliances. You can purchase at Home Depot, Lowe's or Walmart. Spray first with a can of Kiltz and then spray Epoxy paint on top of it. We have also used this method on counter tops.
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J.O. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
We painted our old coppertone oven black. Mask off the window and controls and then just paint with automotive ENGINE paint... it can stand the heat.
B.C. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
Yes, and there are specific paints at Home Depot and Lowe's just for appliances. You will need to remove the oven from the wall to paint, or at least remove the door from the oven. The paint is aerosol and I don't think you would want the overspray or smell lingering in your new home. You can use craft paper and blue painters tape to tape off the window. I have done this many times and it is a great money saver! Just be careful not to clean with abrasive cleaners as they can wear down the paint and the old color will come through.
S.B. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
We re-did our kitchen a couple years ago and my husbnad decided to spray paint our harvest gold double ovens. They still work fine so he said if it worked it would save us $1500 on new ones. He went and got black appliance paint at Home Depot - taped off the window - and started to paint. You do have to be careful - the spray paint "dust" got all over my new tile floors - but the oven looks great! Some people even thought we got a new one! It looks so much better - and we haven't had any issues with it. You do have to be careful and not overspray - we had one spot that dripped. I can send you before and after pics if you'd like - just let me know!
K.R. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
We've painted a refrigerator before. I seem to recall there being a special paint for appliances. You can ask someone at Home Depot or Lowes...
V.C. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008
I used to paint appliances for my dad's used appliance business. Just make sure you practice your technique before you paint the door. You don't want to get any runs in the paint. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation.
If you decide you don't want to paint it, you can order a new door for the oven in the color you want.
E.J. answers from Dallas on September 08, 2008