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Painted Dishwasher

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This project has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier to finally be able to scream it to the world, I PAINTED MY DISHWASHER!
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  • painted dishwasher, appliances, painting
It may sound a little risky, but it was totally worth it. The ugly almond color had to go. It was the only appliance we had that was an off-white color and it stuck out like a sore thumb in our primarily black and white kitchen.
  • painted dishwasher, appliances, painting
To begin this process, I covered the surrounding area with garbage bags and plastic table cloths and secured them with painters tape. I also thoroughly applied tape to the button control panel to help keep them readable after the new paint job.
  • painted dishwasher, appliances, painting
Next, I sprayed the dishwasher with a few coats of Rustoleum Black Appliance Epoxy. It was very important to follow all the instructions on the can to insure even coverage.
  • painted dishwasher, appliances, painting
Finally, I removed all of the layers of plastic and tape to reveal my beautiful, new-looking dishwasher.
  • painted dishwasher, appliances, painting
We are very pleased with how this turned out, but there is one tiny thing I am not entirely crazy about. The control panel is still that almond color. Eww. But, I am so much happier with having a black dishwasher with a small off-white stripe vs. an all almond appliance. What do you think?
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  • Ferraricolette

    What a grand idea. I'm going for it. I would not worry about the almond panel because it tends to look white when surrounded by black. That'[s a graphic trick and one artists know. You are probably the only one still seing almond just cause you hated

  • Nancy Flemming

    You can also turn the panel around, they are usually white on the other side. However, not the look they were going for here, love it.

    • Nancy Flemming

      My husband did this years ago, so was an older model, not sure on the newer models, the home we are in now does not have a dishwasher other than me. There was a frame a round the edge that could be unscrewed from the inside, screws will be in

  • Goodchild.b

    lov it .i will try this

  • Mj
    Mj Springville, UT

    Just seeing this now, a couple of years later, but I would buy the white appliance touch-up paint to paint the control panel around the buttons white...

  • Glendarvblessed

    ..I have the same problem, except my cabinets are oak...my built ins are black, my frig is stainless, so I could go either way, on my dishwasher(even tho' it never gets used) black or stainless... great job!

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