Latest Discussions : Painting

jschel

10:11AM | 12/13/00
Member Since: 12/12/00
2 lifetime posts
I saw a message below regarding appliance paint. Does this mean we could paint our avacado green oven that I inherited when we purchased our home? We don't have the $$ to replace it at this point - so is painting it an option? Anyone done this before?

Lawrence

08:36AM | 12/14/00
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Yes, you can paint it, but not nearly as easily as you might think. It is not at all like slopping some paint on the wall with a roller. A good job requires top-quality apliance paints and a special spray-gun. You also need to sand and prime it properly. Some paints also require baking the paint onto the surface in a clean room, just like automobiles. You can cut corners, but the paint will probably just scratch off easily, just like it does when you cut corners painting automobiles. The best bet would be to call an appliance painter and see what he would charge and have him do it.

[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited December 14, 2000).]

cookiewiz

08:54PM | 01/01/01
Member Since: 12/31/00
4 lifetime posts
Yes you can have your appliances painted. It is alot less expensive than replacing them. Most places that paint appl. will do it in you home with electrostatic charge. so there is no over spray. If I am not mistaken it costs between 125.00 to 200.00 depending on what appliance.(size) It seems to me that it takes only a short amount of time to complete the job. It would be worth it not to have to do all the prep work.

[This message has been edited by cookiewiz (edited January 02, 2001).]



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