I Painted My Appliances!

The home we recently bought had an appliance problem. All of them worked, but none of them matched. The home came with a black fridge, a white dishwasher, a black and white oven, and a hole where the built-in microwave should be.
I had never really looked at purchasing appliances before so when I saw the price, I was a little shocked. Stainless steel fridges cost $1000, even if you get them on sale? ACK! That was definitely not in the budget.

But we needed to order a microwave and I want stainless steel, but I didn't want to add a third finish into the mismatched mix.

So I started looking around for a solution and found a product called Liquid Stainless Steel.
It's a paint that has actual flakes of stainless steel in it.
When you buy it, they send you everything you need to paint your appliances, including paint, brushes, rollers, and a special automotive grade top coat. First you clean everything really well. Then tape off anything you don't want to be painted and remove handles, etc. Then you paint following the directions included in the kit. It was time-consuming, but not hard.
Check out my blog for photos of the dishwasher and oven, more photos of the entire kitchen, and more details on how you can paint your appliances!
Jennifer {The Craft Patch}
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  • Cc Cc on Oct 17, 2018

    Does it hold up under magnets or scuffs?? Or does it scrape or peel showing orginal color?

  • Rosemary Garcia Rosemary Garcia on Oct 24, 2018

    How vbout fingerprints? I wipe down my appliances daily, will it hold up to that? Do they gs e different colors? Where/what site did you find the paint?

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