I'm thinking of painting inside the dryer drum. Paint has come off in a few
Has anyone tried what's called the appliance paint for that purpose? I'm
concerned about the paint flaking off.
Dryer make, model#?
This might be what you need....
Great for coating chipped clothes dryer drums. Gray acrylic paint.
Appliance Repair Aid
Rustoleum makes a "Appliance Epoxy Ultra Hard Enamel" spray paint. I don't
know if it will last longer than any other good enamel paint. Call their
customer support line for advice on their products.
You might look into a two part epoxy paint like is often used to refinish
bathtubs and countertops. It usually brushes or rolls on.
Whatever you use, run the dryer for a few cycles empty to bake it on before
putting clothes in to avoid any solvent smell transfer after it has dried
for a day.
If it is a gas dryer, let it dry thoroughly before running it or you may
have an explosion when the flammible vapors from the paint get to the
burner. Might even want to unplug it and turn the gas valve off.
Prep the drum by cleaning/degreasing with denatured alcohol, no telling what
residues from fabric softners are on the surface waiting to mess up the
IMO, its a waste of time since nobody looks inside anyway.
Will do some digging on that as well. The drum is white and has some
discoloration, which does not bother me. The stationary inside back panel
(which does not rotate) in the drum is the one that is beatup in a couple
places and if not used for a while, does show some rust. I'm afraid it will
discolor some whites.
Yes, it is gas. Good idea :-) I do not want to paint the whole drum just
Neither do I, but am afraid that during humid months it may rust just a bit
and I'll have rustic socks :-)
I would not do any painting in the inside of your dryer. Appliance
paint for cosmetic purposes on the outside. There really is no reason
to painto the inside. Even if the paint has rubbed off, it will have
no negative effect on your garments.
????? Never seen rust streaks on cotton? As a broke college student using
laundromats, I learned the hard way to carefully check the dryers I was
about to use. Wet clothes pick up stains real easy. Of course, those run
super-hot, so a residential dryer would be less likely to have problems.
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