Asked on May 21, 2018

Removing rust from a refrigerator door

Johnavallance82TeresaConnie Hirchert Stadelmann


We have a white refrigerator at camp and noticed rust spots coming through. How can I get rid of them?

7 answers
  • Macysmom
    on May 21, 2018

    Naval Jelly can "kill" the rust. You have to get all of it or it will come back. Then, look for Rustoleum to paint over it.
  • Ken
    on May 21, 2018

    Sand the rust off and paint with appliance spray enamel.
  • Vimarhonor
    on May 21, 2018

    I would suggest to sand down the rust and apply some of this Rustoleum appliance epoxy touch up paint. It is a nail polish type applicator dispenser. I think there are other colors other than white available also. It’s only a few dollars —I got mine White bottle at Walmart. It’s effectively covered my second home refrigerator rust spots.
  • AmAtHome
    on May 21, 2018

    I second the epoxt touch up, or Rustoleum also makes appliance spray paint if it needs a large amount of painting.
  • Connie Hirchert Stadelmann
    Connie Hirchert Stadelmann
    on May 21, 2018

    Naval jelly will eat the rust. You might still want to sand it lightly. Then apply rustoleum Appliance touch up or spray the whole thing with Rust-Oleum spray paint.
  • Teresa
    on May 21, 2018

    I agree with the above suggestion & was going to suggest sanding the rust off & applying the white appliance epoxy paint also! Works great & very easy to apply & blend with the original paint! Never had any rust or scratches to return! Good luck with repairing your fridge!
  • Johnavallance82
    on May 21, 2018

    Wipe over with WD-40 and Paint over to seal.
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