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How to Paint Appliances- Dishwasher Edition
I’m not much of a cook so I don’t spend a ton of time in the kitchen. That doesn’t mean I can’t make it pretty! While my husband was out of town last month I decided to paint my dishwasher! He came home and loved it! I told him I would be painting the refrigerator hot pink and he said to go for it! I have to admit I was trying to get a rise out of him, but at this point, he’s so used to me taking a brush to everything that he must be immune to it.
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- Slick Stick
- Dixie Belle Cotton Mineral Paint
- Dixie Belle Colonel Mustard Chalk Mineral Paint
- Dixie Belle Caviar Chalk Mineral Paint
- Gator Hide
- La Vie Est Belle Transfer
The painting details
Like every project, I began with the prep work. Since this is metal I simply wiped it down with rubbing alcohol. That removed all the dirt, grease, and oils. It’s important to remove the oils because the paint we use is water-based and water won’t stick to oil.
Next, I painted my stripes with Caviar. I gave it 2 coats and peeled the tape off while the second coat was still wet. It allows for an easier, cleaner release.
You may be able to see a faint purple design on the top. I applied a stencil using Aubergine (Plum Purple Color) over the Colonel Mustard but I didn’t like how bold it was so I painted over it but left a bit of its texture.
I let this dry with a fan for several hours. Then I added a transfer from Hokus Pokus called La Vie Est Belle. Once it was applied, I made sure it was secure and sealed the whole project 3 times with Gator Hide allowing several hours of dry time between each coat.
If you would like to learn how to master my painting techniques, I many tutorials that give you the exact steps to follow. Find all of them HERE