Black Stainless Steel Appliance Wrap

Riley Regan
by Riley Regan
3 Materials
2 Days
Part of an update to the kitchen in my shop.
Step one. Remove all magnets then clean the fridge real well. This is a fairly new fridge and it's the perfect size for this kitchen so I didn't want to replace it.
Step 2: Remove handles and clean them, then spray them with
Rust-Oleum Universal Black Metallic Stainless steel Enamel Spray Paint. (I forgot to take a photo of this step.) I added 4 coats and then i sprayed with clear seal to it.

This stuff comes in a roll, and is sharp. I have found it softens up if you let it sit out in a room Temp room for about 3 days, otherwise it's very stiff and very sharp.
I purchased a 12' roll and it covered the Fridge, stove, dishwasher and the stove hood which took 2 tries, as it was the most difficult to install. You cut your piece of wrap to 3" longer then the item your working on. Spray a small amount of Windex onto your item (in this case fridge door) then line up your stainless wrap and start pressing on it in the center working outward till it's all sealed and you have any bubbles out of it. This stuff is 5 layers thick, and can be removed several times to get it just how you want it to be. You will need to Use a dryer to fold the corners. I used a Normal utility knife to trim the excess and to cut out the corners. This has been finished a bit over a month now and so far no issues with it, except it does show fingerprints quite a bit.

Black stainless steel wrap finished on the Fridge.

Step 3: Clean Dishwasher. I used bleach and water then Windex.
Step 4: I sprayed the top part of the dishwasher with 4 coats of Rust-Oleum Universal Black Metallic Stainless steel Enamel Spray Paint, then sealed it with a spray on clear coat. I also purchased the Tinted film they offer to cover up anything with writing on it like the dishwasher and stove settings. I did not purchase this from the company that provides the stainless wrap because they only offered it on their website and it was $9 plus $15 ship for a 9" x 24: piece of film. (l figured I'd figure something out at a later date). I was being a tight wad on the shipping cost over a little piece of film. I actually did find a local store that carries it and purchased it, but have not put it on yet.
Finished Dishwasher.
Step 5: Did the first half of the dishwasher with the wrap.
I then took off the bottom piece to help save my back from having to bend down that far. Then put on the wrap and reattached the bottom piece. (This photo was taken with my cell phone so the counter looks darker.
Finished dishwasher.
Step 6: Cleaned the stove. I did this one next to last as I was not sure where I was going to put the wrap on this. I've seen people cover the glass doors but I didn't want to do that. I also discovered the drawer does not come all the way out or if it does I could not figure out how to remove it. (it's actually a warming drawer so I think that's part of why it won't come all the way out.)
Finished stove. Wrap added to the front of the warming drawer, and underneath the control panel on the top part of the stove.
Vent hood before wrap.
This one took 2 tries. It was a pain in the butt to do, and I had to draw up a temp plate 2 times before I got it exactly right. I ended up doing this in 2 pieces. The seal is on the crease. It is wrapped under the hood.
Finished hood vent.
This is what the Black stainless steel wrap looks like front side and back side. It has grid marks on the back for measuring and cutting straight lines.
This stuff also comes in the Normal stainless steel color also. I had actually purchased a roll of it also, but I was going to use it with the stainless steel paint (silver color) but i did not like the paint after opening it. So I closed it up, and left it till I came up with the Black Stainless steel wrap.
This is a Photo I took before doing the counter tops, the walls, and cupboards. All these steps are shown in my other projects to see the finished projects.
At Last all Finished.
I have my price listed as cheaper then what the wrap sells for by itself, because I found it on sale on ebay, for $59.
Here is a link to My other Projects for this same kitchen, from Cupboard refinish, to Counter tops refinished, to more.
Here is the link to all the projects to get to this point:
Suggested materials:
  • Instant Peel and Stick Gun Metal Stainless Steel Faux Film   (I got it on ebay but they have a website also.
  • Rust-Oleum Universal Black Metallic Stainless steel Enamel Spray Paint   (Lowes)
  • Spray on clear coat by Rust-Oleum   (Lowes)
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  • Hand MadeHome Hand MadeHome on Jan 10, 2018

    I'm wendy #2! Looks great! Soooo wish u made a video...Can't u just spray w water? Am wondering why the windex....Plse. Let us know what u think after a year! Really transforms the appliances.

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  • Baba Baba on Apr 15, 2018

    Wow!! Beautiful

  • Suzanne Suzanne on Aug 21, 2020

    This is exactly what I need! Your appliances look GREAT!

    What type of black stainless steel appliance wrap did you purchase, and where did you purchase it?