How to Paint a Refrigerator Stainless Steel

Kitchen Appliances Painted with Stainless Steel PaintTo most people, stainless steel appliances have the look of sophistication, quality and elegance. However, they come with a significantly higher price tag – especially refrigerators.

So, what if you could transform your white or black fridge into a modern and industrial-looking stainless steel appliance… simply by using paint? Well, you can!

I was actually surprised by how easy the project is, and how realistic the final result turns out. That said, you need to have patience. There are a few tricks of the trade that I recommend you follow below.

“Can You Paint Stainless Steel?”

Now hold on, I’m not talking about silver paint that’s cheap-looking and leaves your fridge looking worse than when you started. I’m talking about paint that actually has stainless steel in it. It is super durable, so it doesn’t chip or even show fingerprints. Some people even call it “liquid stainless steel”.

It’s pretty darn cool, if you ask me. Plus, it’s an easy way to update the look of your kitchen without spending thousands of dollars.

Cheap Stainless Steel RefrigeratorIn fact, you can even get a high-quality, easy-to-use kit that includes all of the special paint and brushes you need, including a clear top coat finish to give your fridge a new, finished look that doesn’t show fingerprints or chip. (Less than $100!)

Stainless steel paint does cost more that chalkboard paint, or other types for that matter. If you are looking for a super cheap way to renovate your fridge, this is not your best option.

That said, if you don’t want to spend over $1,000 on a new appliance, this is a nice option to have.

Note: Wondering if you can paint your dishwasher and oven to match? Wonder no longer – you can!

What else can you do?

  • Cabinet Handles
  • Sink Fixtures
  • Furniture Trim
  • Small Countertop Appliances like Toasters

Think of all the money you’ll save. Then, check out this short video below to see a real-life demo of how it’s done:

Transform Your Fridge for $80

By the way, if you like saving money by faux-finishing appliances, you may interested in countertop refinishing ideas. For example, you can get faux stone re-finishing kits for countertops or spray paint a counter or wall to look like concrete.


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