refrigerator

We Painted the Refrigerator

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It’s been awhile since I last posted, so I’ve got some catching up to do.  If you may recall, we put in a new black stove and range hood last fall.  The old appliances were all white.  We talked about getting a new black fridge to match, but other than looking yellowed, stained, and out of place with the new appliances, the old one still was working perfectly fine.  Paint to the rescue!

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I have seen other people paint refrigerators before and generally they move them outside and spray paint them.  I really didn’t want to go through all of that, so we removed all of the trim pieces and I decided to roller on the same Behr Premium Plus Ultra in black Exterior Satin Enamel that I used on the cabinets.  It’s a paint and primer in one and it has been super durable.

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After one coat:

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I went in with a small detail brush for all of the hard to reach areas on the water/ice dispenser.

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We spray painted all of the trim pieces using a semi-gloss.

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After that it was just a matter of letting everything dry and putting the trim pieces back on.

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It’s been 3 months now of regular use and so far so good.  The paint is sticking and it is easy to clean the finish.

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We were a little concerned about the flexible seal on the door holding the paint, but again, so far no cracking or chipping.

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Because we already had the leftover enamel paint from the cabinets and extra spray paint around the house, this project cost us $0.  I am super pleased with the result…way better than dropping a bunch of money on a new one!

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