How to Change the Color of Your Fridge

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How to Change the Color of Your Fridge
Spruce up an old refrigerator with a fresh coat of paint. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Soapy water
  • Nonabrasive scrubbing pad
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Painter's tape
  • Appliance spray paint
  • Face mask

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

Tips and warnings

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

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