What color could I paint a old brown microwave cart??

  15 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 07, 2020

    rustoleum has a line of hammered paints, spray, that are great to give a cart a metal finish look.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Oct 07, 2020

    Rustoleum is my favorite spray paint. Have you seen the new black stainless steel? It's beautiful...I just painted a metal chair with it that I don't have on my blog yet. It's hard to find but it's worth it. It's dark but has highlights of silver that highlights the raised areas. Almost looks like a very dark pewter.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 07, 2020

    Rustoleum or Krylon are 2 good brands of spray paint to use on your cart, 2 light coatings will work best. Your color choice is up to you and where the microwave cart will be used. Personally I like the hammered black and have used that on car parts of our old car (windshield wiper arms and rusty strips between the back windows) and it has held up well.

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    • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 07, 2020

      If rusty then sand it before you paint. Wipe away any residue. Also remove any hardware before painting. Best to you.

  • Miranda McVicker Miranda McVicker on Oct 07, 2020

    I just painted a microwave cart and I used Dixie Belle chalk paint in coffee,chocolate, and then used duck egg blue mixed with Dixie bell blue as a wash over it. I finished it of by rubbing rub'n buff gold leaf in the crevices and sealing my masterpiece off with Dixie wax. I must say it turned out amazing! I cant draw stick people without drawing on "extra down there parts" or barely scratch my own name without it looking like a 5 yr older had done it. Chalk paint has become my best friend.

    Good luck! Play around with different colors and most importantly...have fun.

    • JD JD on Oct 08, 2020

      Wow. That is alot of work. My kitchen is lite green. Ivory. Some dark green things too.thank u for the ideas..

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Oct 07, 2020

    Where are using it? There is a theory that every room should have one black item. How about black or white?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 07, 2020

    Are the Microwave works removed now and we are talking about just the cabinet?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 07, 2020

    Hello. That might be a personal decision to suit your decor and design aesthetic. Perhaos posting a picture of the room it’s in— might offer more information to be able to offer some ideas/specific suggestions.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 07, 2020

    If you're going to use it in the kitchen, why not paint in the color of your accessories? There's a wide variety of spray paints, even metallics, that would really add some pizazz! Have fun with it!

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Oct 07, 2020

    Depends on where you're going to put it. What are the colors in that room, you can tie it in that way.

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 07, 2020

    Hi JD, I would try a bold color like slate blue , use chalk paint!!



  • I would go with white! Nice and clean!

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 08, 2020

    Go to a big box store and get a LARGE number of paint colors. Take them home and tape them onto the cart and see what works best in your room and with your other colors.

    • JD JD on Oct 08, 2020

      Good idea thank you so much..I'll try it..

  • black will go with anything but why not match it to your walls or do a fun contrasting color that will stand out

  • JD JD on Oct 09, 2020

    My kitchen is cream. Green. Cranberry. I have a big cabinet that is green and cream colored I thought about painting the cart either cream or green I don't know what yet

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Jun 29, 2021

    You can spray paint it any color you want.