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Old 08-13-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hello,
I did a search and found some limited info on painting a fridge exterior that already has trim on it, so I wanted to know from you all. Can I paint thisfridge?

I am just starting to get into DIY, so please be gentle

Will the wood trim give me problems with painting? Would I use a spray paint for metals?

Thanks for the help.

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I'd say you could, if you put a good coat of primer over the simulated woodgrain. Shouldn't be too bad.

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I'd say you could, if you put a good coat of primer over the simulated woodgrain. Shouldn't be too bad.
What type of primer?
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Is that simulated wood plastic? If so, i'd recommend plastic primer in a spray can first. I believe rustoleum made it. Finished with rustoleum 'hammered' for a nice texturized look.

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Is that simulated wood plastic? If so, i'd recommend plastic primer in a spray can first. I believe rustoleum made it. Finished with rustoleum 'hammered' for a nice texturized look.
That is what it looks like to me. I have not seen the fridge in person yet, but I will today. I just wanted to get a good idea of my options for sprucing up the outside.

I like that idea, thanks.

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Is that simulated wood plastic? If so, i'd recommend plastic primer in a spray can first. I believe rustoleum made it. Finished with rustoleum 'hammered' for a nice texturized look.
The 'hammered' paint for a fermentation fridge is ironic. They also
don't recommend primer oddly enough.

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I did mine with zero priming, just a good wipe down. It looks really nice when finsihed. A few notes:

- This is epoxy and comes off nothing.
- Use a thick coat if you want it to shine. Otherwise it has a splotchy matted look from an angle.
- Mask off anything in the area you don't want the paint on....including yourself!

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Sometimes wood grain like that is just a plastic sheet that could possibly be pealed off.

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You know, when wood paneling on appliances ever comes back into style you'll be kicking yourself in the butt for painting it.

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depending on what the exterior is made of, you may want to give it a light sanding too.. then prime and paint as suggested.

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