Asked on Nov 13, 2019

Can I paint over a textured refrigerator door?

Kathy Gunter LawClaire CEm


Our fridge is working on its 23rd year and is showing a little rust and scarring. Can textured fridges be painted with wall paint? tia

5 answers
  • Gk
    on Nov 13, 2019

    I don't think that wall paint would work very well. It's not made for painting refrigerators. It would never adhere well and would come off quickly. You want to use a special appliance paint or an appliance epoxy paint.

  • Em
    on Nov 13, 2019

    You can use the textured spray paint. You just have to mask off a large area due to the overspray. You can use dollar store shower curtains for that or take the door off , take it outside, spray and reattach. There are some very pretty colors in the texture paint and the new high coverage ones are great.

  • Claire C
    Claire C
    on Nov 14, 2019

    30 years ago I had an avocado green fridge in a rental. I asked the Landlord if I could paint it. I lightly cleaned, sanded, primed with a roller and then rolled with exterior paint (2 coats). Allow to dry overnight between each coat. I used a wall roller to give a slight texture so any lines from rolling wouldn't show. Worked out beautifully! Yes, you can!

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Nov 14, 2019

    I wouldn't recommend wall paint. There is a spray appliance paint that would work great. Clean all kitchen grease. Scuff with fine steel wool. Wipe down with denatured alcohol. Spray paint.

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