With so much importance being put on reusing and recycling, you might want to update your refrigerator with spray paint. It is an excellent way to prolong its life so that it doesn't end up on the city dump.
What to do
Spray the outside of your fridge with appliance epoxy and the inside with a protective gloss enamel
1. It is recommended that you do the spray painting outdoors. Pick a day that the weather is not rainy or windy.
2. Use old newspaper or a drop cloth to keep from getting any paint on your concrete. Once you’re finished, put your trays and fridge shelves on the cloth to paint.
3. Remove the handles. If you can’t, wrap masking tape around them.
4. It is critical to apply a light coat of paint one at a time. If necessary, you can touch up any spots you missed with a second coat.
Only apply the second coat of spray paint when the first coat is completely dry. When you are done applying the coats, allow them to dry before turning over and painting the other side of the shelves.
5. Give your fridge a good deep cleaning before you start painting. To get rid of all traces of grime and dirt, use a degreaser or sugar soap.
6. If there is rust or any scratches on the bottom of the fridge, sand them.
7. To get your fridge clean, use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the ample amount of dust that is typically on the back of the unit.
8. Gently sand the exterior with 220-grit sandpaper.
9. Spray your refrigerator making even, light coats. Work from left to right. Spray 12 inches from the surface. If you stand too close or use too much, you’ll have drips and running paint.
Good to know
Shake the can very well before using to be sure the contents mix well.
Protective Gloss Enamel offers a shield against rust. For really rusted surfaces, use Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer.
Too much for you? Call a Rochester painter to spray paint your refrigerator for you.
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