08:10AM | 06/05/03
Member Since: 06/04/03
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Trying to repaint old stove differnt color. Stove works great. Need help


08:53AM | 06/07/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
You should be able to paint any surface which was painted originally. You will NOT (at least satisfactorily) be able to repaint any surface which is porcelained like the cook top panel itself.

For that you may be able to remove it and take or send it to someone that offers a porcelaining service to have them sandblast the original finish off and reporcelain it in a different colour. The only other option is to paint what you can and replace the part(s) that can't with ones already finished in that other colour (if available).

You can find some companies that offer a porcelaining service in the 'Appliance Links' "Restoration" section of my site linked below. You can find appliance paints for use on painted areas of appliances at the following link:

LINK > Appliance Touch Up Paints


Dan O.
The Appliance Information Site


[This message has been edited by DanO (edited June 07, 2003).]


08:39PM | 06/07/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
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If this all metal,you can sand it with 320 grit sandpaper.Just run it over the areas to be painted should take about 3 minutes to sand the whole thing.You are not sanding it to get all paint off just roughing up the surface to get new to stick better.
Then get a metal to metal primer available at hirshfields (it's not needed but will make it last longer).then get any color of latex paint you want go with a semi-gloss to get the new appliance look.
If you know of someone who can use a sprayer good without getting lot's of run's get them to do it a sprayer will make it look like a new appliance.otherwise use a roller will still look better than what you have now (im guessing) I did this to my chest freezer in garage and looks brand new.
Should work-out good for you.


09:37AM | 06/08/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I did this to my chest freezer in garage and looks brand new. **

Painting a chest freezer is a bit different as there are no high heat sources in close proximity to the paint like there is on the cook top of the range. I agree, most areas of a range (or any other appliance) which are painted already should be able to be repainted satisfactorily.


Dan O.



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