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Old 02-28-2010, 04:27 AM   #1
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Just picked up a 6 year old 12.2 cu ft for a good-sized keezer build. It's white though and the paint isn't great in quite a few spots. I'd like to just sand, prime, and spray paint it black. Anyone see a problem with this, like having paint flaking off for the next dozen years or something?

 
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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No problem I can see. I assume you're talking about the outside? Just clean and sand it really well then primer...I'd talk with someone about what type of primer and paint to use.

If there's rust that's another story
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:14 AM   #3
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You may want to put clear over the top of the black to make it look a more uniform sheen .

 
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:36 PM   #4
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I bought a white fridge well over a year ago, used standard black spray paint, no primers, sanding nothing. The fridge looks like it's always been black. Painted the front in chalk board paint. Go for it.

 
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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I used appliance paint from lowes, turned out pretty good.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:07 PM   #6
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Great, good to know this will work. I'll check out the diff types of paint and any suggestions here are welcome.

 
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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You may want to put clear over the top of the black to make it look a more uniform sheen .
Test a spot first if you do. I've seen that clear stuff ruin the paint underneath...

 
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:41 PM   #8
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I sanded and painted my freezer with rustoleum. 2 coats. The rust still came back (it was rusty when I got it) and is eating through the paint. I keep it outside. Got it about 9 months ago.

I sanded the crap out of it with an orbital.

The paint is not flaking at all. I thought that the rustoleum was all the rust protection that I needed, but I was wrong. So, from my experience, I would spend an extra $5 or $10 and prime with a rust inhibitor. Then paint.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #9
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Hmm, I sanded well then primed and sprayed rustoleum stainless steel colored spray paint (changed my mind on color. After one coat the surface is very rough and grainy. Maybe I stink at spray painting -- I think I may have held the can too far away from the surface.

 
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:20 AM   #10
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remove any rust and you should be golden

 
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