How to Repaint an Enamel Oven

Updated February 21, 2017

Enamel coated ovens are designed to last a lifetime, being heated to high temperatures and then cooled back to room temperature time and time again. Enamel paint is used because of this extreme change in temperature. However, over the course of normal use, the enamel stove paint on the inside of the oven may begin to peel and flake, making it unusable. Rather than purchasing a new oven, you can simply repaint the oven and significantly extend its usable life.

Pull the racks out of the oven and set them aside.

Remove the burner elements from the inside using a screwdriver and pliers, set these aside for cleaning.

Scrub the inside of your enamel-painted oven with a wire brush to knock off any loose paint. Vacuum up any debris with an extension hose.

Sand the inside of the enamel oven with 150-grit sandpaper to rough up the surface, making it easier for the new paint to bond to it. Wipe down the inside with a tack cloth, then vacuum it out once again to get up any loose particles.

Spray the inside of the oven with enamel paint, holding the can about 8 to 12 inches from the walls as you paint. Let the first coat dry for 24 hours, then apply a second coat of oven paint to finish. Let the second coat dry for 24 hours before you use the oven.


You can purchase enamel stove paint at most paint retailers, hardware stores and home improvement stores.


Do not use regular aerosol (spray) paint as it cannot withstand the high temperatures, causing a fire hazard. Use only stove paint.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Wire brush
  • Vacuum
  • Extension hose
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Aerosol enamel stove paint
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Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.