Is there a good way to paint or re-color a cook stove? I have an old
white gas stove that works fine, but looks bad. All my other appliances
are beige/almond/biscuit color and the stove is white. The metal oven
handle (chrome?) is corroded. Is there a place to check for replacement
parts. This is an old Magic Chef gas stove, no electical parts, most
likely from the late 1970s. I like that it does not require electricity
to work properly, as do all the new ones that I've seen.
The metal parts I would take to a plating shop and see what they can do.
Sort of like restoring an old car.
The color is a different problem. Check with one of the companies that
paints appliances. You may have a local one or at least one in a town close
buy. Make sure they know it is an oven and it will need to be heat
Thanks for all the help, links, and suggestions. Sounds like it's a
do-able thing. Someone asked "why?". I'd rather re-use what I have and
do what I can to make it nice, and keep it out of the landfill. Also
I like that it requires no electricity and the stoves that are being
sold today all seem to require electricity. Maybe some from specialty
stores do not.
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
If you get a used one, it would certainly have been destined for a landfill
anyway.. so it's an even swap. I'm just saying it would likely be cheaper
and easier to finding an existing one in the right color (and probably even
of the same electric requirements) before going to trouble & expense to
reporcelainze this one. I've never heard of anyone doing this to a stove
before, but it is very expensive to do it to a bathtub.
JT, That's one of the things that I'd hoped to find out here, whether
it's very expensive to do. Sounds like it just might stay white!
Checking with applicance dealers to see what's coming out of homes is a
J T wrote:
One of the restoration companies from the link below can probably help
or offer some tips....
Appliance Repair Aid
I am sure this can be done somehow as others have suggested. The question
is, why? It doesn't sound like it has any intrinsic value. You can buy a
brand new basic gas range for as little as 300 bucks. You could probably
locate a used one for far less. Heck, I would try calling up a local
appliance dealer and tell them you'll give them 25 bucks for the next almond
gas range they haul away. Sounds like a great deal of effort to save a 30
year old appliance.
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