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Old 04-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Kitchen Pain Question

OK, so I wasnt going to do it, but the refrigerator door is just too banged up, and my stove has some scratches down to the metal and some stress marks.

So looks like I am going to have to do some repainting in the kitchen.

It is that hideous 70's golden sun color ("little-orange-ish-yellow-ish-maybe-browned-with-age-ish" color) you all know what I am talking about.

I dont even know if I can match the paint, but the next question is, what is better, BBQ paint for stove tops, or Engine emamel?

Any tips, suggestoins, PMS colors, photos, horror stories. etc??

Thanks. jimbo

yes they are the same color-ish (different lighting)
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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Can't help with the "how to' but the color is called "Harvest Gold" if memory serves...
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Can't help with the "how to' but the color is called "Harvest Gold" if memory serves...
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Years ago, there wss something called appliance enamel. We painted our fridge with it one time. It seems like something like this would work for you AND you could change the color.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:13 AM   #5
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Thanks Dave!!!
You can buy appliance paint at your local Menard's or Home Depot- it dries to a hardened finish and is very smooth. I believe it is made by Rustoleum. I have painted appliances, but also trailer frames-comes out looking like it's baked on. Won't be available in Harvest Gold.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:47 AM   #6
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You should be able to loosen the frame around the frig door and slide out the door panel. You can then either replace with something else (formica, aluminum, stainless, etc.), flip the panel over and paint it, or put "contact" paper on it in your choice of colors/designs. I believe Home Depot sells an aluminum contact paper-type. Lots of easy choices. The hard part is making the choice....
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The PO of my trailer painted the stove top with some type of appliance paint and after a couple of years it started to come off. If you are wanting something to last check your yellow pages for companies that professionally paint appliances - its a heat process they use that makes it last. The cost for a stove top should be under $50.
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Thanks Dave and Edward, this may be what I do for the door, however I may just leave the stove as is, since the chips are near the burner, and I may just live with the stress marks. Carol, thanks for the tip, I wonder if it was just bad prep work, and the heat that is making it come off, and Donna thanks for the tip, I already have the door apart, and am thinking about using the same laminate I am going to use for my table and drawer fronts for the front of the fridge, Pull the name plate off and reapply it, and voila.

I am still looking for a brake, or engine color and if i find something I will let you all know.

Oh and Carol, thanks for that tip, I was curious what that costs, even thought about a bathtub refinishing place. . .

oh, the options.

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Carol, thanks for the tip, I wonder if it was just bad prep work, and the heat that is making it come off,
Oh and Carol, thanks for that tip, I was curious what that costs, even thought about a bathtub refinishing place. . .
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In the case of my stove top that had been redone by PO owner - he actually did a pretty good job on it and as I said it did last awhile - but it did start after a year or so of use to bubble up around the burners which was from the heat - thus the reason why the pros use heat to bake the paint on so that doesnt happen.

A bathroom refinishing place would be able to do your sink but I think you can buy a do it yourself product for that..... it may work better than the stove paint products as your not dealing with the same heat issue that you are with the stove paint.
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The PO of my trailer painted the stove top with some type of appliance paint and after a couple of years it started to come off. If you are wanting something to last check your yellow pages for companies that professionally paint appliances - its a heat process they use that makes it last. The cost for a stove top should be under $50.

Totally recommend this process. My brother and sister in-law had a old stove (like Great Grandma cooked on) done years ago. It came out beautiful and is still holding up.


I was also going to recommend your sink being done by a tub refinisher. We had a old cast iron tub done years ago (mostly cause no one wanted to try and remove it and get it down stairs) it was heavy and huge! So we had it re-finished and it came out beautiful and last time I saw it (year or so ago) it was still looking great! And that big old tub really wasn't that much to re-do. So I can't imagine a lil sink being to expensive. I have painted bathroom tile, but a sink that gets so much use might be a disaster waiting to happen.


Would love to see pic's of your fridge when you get it finished.
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Are you sure that black on the stove is metal showing? In the picture it looks like burned on gunk to me, hard to tell if it's recessed or raised. I'd take some oven cleaner to it. As for the fridge it's easy as people have said to replace the panel.

Magic Erasers do a great job of cleaning up gunk off of fiberglass and other trailer surfaces.
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personaly i would used epoxy based spray enamel.
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Hi Lizbeth,

Yes you are correct, that was a work in progress photo, the gunk is gone. Bissell oven cleaner spray did the trick, but there are black knicks maybe 1/2" x 1/3" here and there.

John any ideas where to get the enamel.

Robin, I will post pix and luckily the sink does not need to be done, but if it did I would either find a replacement, i am sure there are tons, or get it refinished.
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ace hardware, home depot. they may even point you to some of the new appliance refinishing products. they are much better then stuff they had even a few years ago.
or you might want to look at new stuff. a stainless stove top insert and a stainless bar sink might look pretty spiffy.


and don't ask me how old i am that i still use words like "spiffy"
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