How Do You Paint a Stove Top?

To paint a stove top, cut off the power to the stove, clean the stove, prepare the work area, and spray the stove top with spray paint. Apply two or three coats of paint to get the desired result.

  1. Cut off the power to the stove

    Go to the breaker box, and switch off power to your stove. Slide the oven out a few inches, or remove the drawer compartment under the oven to access the power cord. Unplug the cord from the wall. Disconnect the gas supply if your stove uses gas.

  2. Clean the stove

    Thoroughly wipe down the stove top with a mixture of warm water and window cleaner. Be sure to get rid of any stains. Avoid using oil-based cleaners, as these prevent the paint from adhering to the stove.

  3. Prepare the work area

    Remove grates or burners from the stove top. Using old newspapers and masking tape, cover the areas that do not require painting. Position a fan to blow air outside, and open any kitchen doors and windows. Sand the stove top with medium-grit sandpaper, and wipe away the grit with a clean cloth.

  4. Spray the stove top

    Shake the spray can thoroughly before use. Hold the can 8 inches above the stove top, and spray a thin layer using long, even strokes. Allow the paint to dry for an hour. Spray a second layer of paint, and allow it to dry. Repeat the process a third time or until the desired result is achieved. Allow the final coat to dry and harden for at least three hours before reconnecting and using the stove.