If your loyal appliances are still in good working condition after years of exploitation but are starting to show some tell-tale signs of their age on the outside, there’s one easy way to revamp their appearance and give your kitchen or utility room a makeover without making a dent in your wallet. To the rescue – any DIY handyman’s best friend: paint! You use it to freshen up your walls and breathe new life to any room, so why not give your appliances a new coat of paint to cover up any wear and tear, prolong their lifespan and better suit your home’s architectural trim? It’s easy, affordable, and a fun DIY project.
The Paint – Choose Wisely!
● Professional painters recommend using epoxy paint to cover up discolouration and even the colour of the appliance. With this type of paint, you don’t have to do any priming, application can happen both by brush or spray, and you can also choose from a range of colours.
● If you’re painting ovens, radiators, or any other appliances which heat during operation, choose a special heat-resistant paint which is especially formulated to withstand high temperatures.
● If you happen to find the range of colours in the appliance paint catalogue too narrow to accommodate the needs of your renovation project, you can select a colour from the variety of spray paint. That way, you can let your imagination run free and customise your appliance to make it blend in with surroundings or stand out – whatever style you’re going for. If you use such paint, you’ll need to apply a coat of an enamel gloss protective spray.
● A really fresh way to add a personal touch to your kitchen and liven up your fridge is to use chalkboard paint, either black or any other colour you’d like to mix and use it as an over-sized memo board. A lot more fun than putting up sticky notes!
Before You Begin
To be sure that the paint will stick to a glossy surface, you will have to first rough it up. Use a piece of steel wool and rub across the entire surface in a circular motion. You need a clean, matte surface so that the new coat of appliance paint will bond smoothly. Wipe any dust that has accumulated and cover any logos and non-removable components with a painter’s tape.
The Painting Process
And there you have it – an easy, budget-friendly DIY project to help you unleash your inner rebel and let your creative side invigorate your home!