Painting Appliances


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Old 06-02-01, 03:39 PM
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I have an almond refrigerator with a textured door and an almond washer which I would like to paint white. Can you help me with the process and reliable products?
 
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Old 06-07-01, 12:49 PM
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paint refrigerator, too

I have the same problem...but want to go from white to almond....can you email me any thing you know...thanks
 
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Old 06-07-01, 06:36 PM
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ronpen7,Jensen1012, Many will tell you that appliances must be painted in a filtered down draft booth at a body shop. This would be great but unless someone has a SubZero or top of the line Kitchen Aid the costs would hardly work out. The best way to do it at home would be to follow the prep steps below but use a conventional(air and a spray gun) rig. Since most don't have this stuff I'll tell you how I do mine and I do have all of this stuff to use. First,you do want to unplug and unload the fridge because as you keep the door open for a while working the inner lips and edges the condensation will cause tape to let go and of course water and spray paint don't mix. You also want all to dry over night with the door propped open to prevent sticking and damage to the gasket. Wipe everything down with mineral spirits(paint thinner) and let dry. Sand with 220 grit sandpaper just enough to get pecks out and dull the finish a little. The wrinkled door need not be sanded just wiped. Dust around the handles and gaskets so tape will bond and tape off anything you don't want paint on using masking tape. If this task will take more than a couple of days use blue painters tape so it will remove. Wipe again with paint thinner. Careful with the thinner because it will lift the tape. At this point you are ready to paint. Without a doubt, Sherwin-Willaims SuperAcrylic Spray Paint is the best I have used and I have used most of them. Don't let the part time help at S/W sell you appliance epoxy because it is just no good for appliances. Odd but true. Spray the first coat as lightly as you can and don't worry about lines or areas that don't cover. The idea with the first couple of coats is to fog in with NO runs. Spray one up and down and the next side to side. With the acrylic paint you MUST recoat each coat with in two hours or the paint will wrinkle the coat under it and you really have a mess. From start to finish you should spray all coats in about 2 hours. They dry in minutes and recoat as soon as possible. I most often spray 5-6 times and it takes about 4-5 cans of paint. I would buy seven because you don't(can't) want to run out. Take back what you don't use. I have almond factory finish stuff and some white ones I have done this way and have had body shop people try to tell the difference and none have been correct beyond normal guessing. Let us know how they come out and good luck!.....Mike
 
 

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