Painting a Kitchen Aid mixer

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Old 01-25-14, 10:48 AM
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Painting a Kitchen Aid mixer

Hi,

So we have a stock white Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer that my wife wants painted pink and she won't let me go buy one already pink.

So, how do I do it? I don't know if the thing is power coated or ceramic. Can someone give me the general process and best type of primer and paint to use?

Greatly appreciated. Do do have a pretty good understanding of the prep, prime & paint process.

Thank you.

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Old 01-25-14, 11:22 AM
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Welcome to the forums Wes!

I'm not sure it's a good idea to paint a food mixer but if you do, I think the best results would be using the spray paint formulated for plastic - the name escapes me but it's made by Krylon. I would think scrubbing it with a brillo pad and removing the soap residue would be enough prep wise although it wouldn't hurt to wipe it down with a liquid deglosser prior to applying the paint.
 
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Old 01-25-14, 12:03 PM
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I'm with mark....... the repainting of kitchen appliances does not usually yield satisfying results.
It's very hard when repainting appliances to get a smooth durable finish.

The paint mark is refering to is more than likely Fusion by Krylon. They have a pink but it's not similar to the Kitchen Aid color.

The other type of paint that would work well is from Rust-Oleum and is called appliance epoxy. The only problem is that it doesn't come in pink. Only standard appliance colors.
 
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Old 01-25-14, 12:12 PM
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Fusion was the Krylon line I was referring to
 
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Old 01-25-14, 12:23 PM
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Since appliance epoxy isn't available in pink I would try a lacqer paint like this. Item Detail
 
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Old 01-25-14, 12:43 PM
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I'd sell the one you have and buy a new one. No homeowner applied coating is going to stand up like the factory finish.
 
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Wow, thanks for all the advice and suggestions..... I told her I wouldn't be able to replicated the factory finish but she said she had confidence I could. I don't know if she understands the difficulty, lol.

I will look into some of your suggestions and give it a shot, will post results... good or bad!
 
 

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