How do you paint and refinish a refrigerator?


Quick Answer

To paint a refrigerator, unplug it, clean it, remove the handle and door hardware, and then lightly spray the refrigerator with three to four coats of appliance paint. Cover nearby surfaces with newspaper or tarp, or paint the refrigerator outdoors.

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  1. Pull out and unplug the refrigerator

    Unplug the refrigerator, and move it away from nearby walls and appliances.

  2. Clean the refrigerator, and rinse it with water

    Spray the surfaces you wish to paint with an all-purpose cleaner. Scrub the surfaces with a sponge and scouring pad. Rinse the fridge with warm water, and allow it to dry completely.

  3. Prepare the refrigerator and surrounding area

    Remove the handle and door hardware from the refrigerator. If there are surfaces you don't wish to paint, cover them with masking tape. Spread tarps or newspapers over nearby flooring, cabinets and appliances.

  4. Paint the fridge with three or four coats of appliance paint

    Lightly spray appliance paint over the refrigerator. Let the surface dry for 15 minutes between coats. Spray on three to four coats in total.

  5. Let the paint cure

    Let the paint cure for 24 hours. Afterwards, reattach the handle and door hardware. Move the fridge back into position, and plug it in.

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