I want to paint my freezer a retro brown. Does anyone know where I may be
able to find paint for this project? I have searched the 2 home improvement
stores in the area -online too- and the only thing they have is white touch
up paint for appliances and the employees gave me a look like I was from
outer space when I asked about it. Has anyone ever done this before and if
so, any tips you can give me?
~Never knock on Death's door: Ring the doorbell and run (he hates that)~
this site implies paints other than appliance paints can be used to repaint
don't know about any resultant health issues though
maybe you can mix your own brown appliance paint from other colors; if you
don't have a spray gun and compressor available to apply it, loof for small
one-use spray painters at auto supply sotres, etc. (glass jars with a screw
on compressed air sprayer, equal to about one can of spray paint once you
add the paint into it)
it may take 3 or more coats to get a good even color
steel wool and vinegar can remove surface rust or other imperfections
Any good quality oil base, such as Ben Moore Impervo or spray product
will work. Important it prep, cleaning and sanding and paint it when it
is warm. Degreasing and areas around the handles is most important as
any grease will be the real problems . You do not need special paint.
Epoxy in spray may be best. Key is prep.
If you want a really good job, I suggest having one the professionals
come in who specialize in doing in place appliance and office equipment
painting. There are several systems that they use that allow for a better
job and a much cleaner job that you are likely to be able to do yourself.
The equipment they use is usually an electo-static system that assures that
almost all the paint ends up where it belongs.
Home Depot in my area carries a bunch of appliance spray paint. I am
considering changing the color of my boring old white fridge and noticed this
stuff. It's epoxy based and specifically says it will work on fridges,
stoves, etc. Smooth or textured surfaces.
I painted an old fridge some 15 years back for my garage, and it still looks
good today. That was just with whatever junk spray can I found at the
hardware store. I can only imagine that these specialty paints are just that
much better. The epoxy should really help against chips and wear.
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