How to Change the Color of Your Fridge

Updated November 21, 2016

Whether you have a refrigerator that clashes with your kitchen decor, or you just want to add a splash of colour to an otherwise boring fridge, you can fix the problem with a few coats of paint. Painting a refrigerator is not a difficult task, but you may need a friend to help you move the appliance to an open area to avoid splattering paint on your walls or countertops.

Empty and unplug the refrigerator, and move it outside. Position the refrigerator on a layer of newspaper away from your home or any other structures to avoid getting spray paint on them.

Scrub the outside of the refrigerator with hot, soapy water and a nonabrasive scrubbing pad to remove grease and dirt. If the refrigerator is dirty, the paint will not adhere.

Rinse the refrigerator with cool water to remove all of the soap, and dry it thoroughly with a clean towel.

Cover the refrigerator handle with painter's tape, if you do not want to paint the handle.

Spray paint the refrigerator with appliance paint. This paint is specially formulated to stick to the smooth, slick surface of most appliances. Wear a face mask to avoid inhaling the paint.

Wait at least two hours for the paint to dry, and then apply a second coat of appliance paint.

Remove the painter's tape when the paint is completely dry, and return the refrigerator to your kitchen.


Once your refrigerator is painted with appliance paint, you can add patterns or designs with any type of enamel paint and a paintbrush.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Soapy water
  • Nonabrasive scrubbing pad
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Painter's tape
  • Appliance spray paint
  • Face mask
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Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.