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Paint your appliances

You can paint a fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer or any appliance in the home if you use Rust-Oleum Appliance Epoxy spray. You will find Rust-Oleum Appliance Epoxy spray on the shelf at your local Builders Warehouse and it's available in a variety of colours.

After being given a ridiculous quote to paint his fridge, Omar Upegui decided to look for other options.

After cleaning and neutralising all the rust with Rust-Stripper, all you have to do is to spray light, even coats of Rust-Oleum Appliance Epoxy onto the surface. Mask of any areas that are not to be painted and, if possible, move the appliance outdoors for painting.

JoAnn didn't have the budget to go shopping for a new dishwasher, so instead she used Appliance Epoxy spray to update her dishwasher to match her new kitchen.

It’s amazing how a coat or two of new appliance paint can totally change the look of a dishwasher, said JoAnn.

If removing your appliances is not an option, you can apply appliance epoxy using the Rust-Oleum Stainless Steel kit.

Alyssa says it's important to follow the instructions.

"I applied the first coat of the paint with a foam brush. The paint was not going on very smoothly and I was not getting good coverage. I was convinced at this point that I would be buying new dishwasher!

So, for the second coat I switched to a regular paint brush and things went much better. I finally got the coverage I wanted and the colour was looking close to my other appliances. This paint gives you a lot of time to play with it. I went back over a few areas to remove drips and excess paint. The paint is very forgiving and didn't show many brush strokes at all. I probably could have stopped after 2 coats but I did a 3rd coat of paint just to make sure I didn't miss anywhere. It was looking great.

Because I know that some of our readers prefer to see 'action' I have included a video below that shows just how easy it is to paint your appliances, whether it's a fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer or freezer.

Buy Rust-Oleum at your local Builders Warehouse