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DIY Resprayed Washing Machine

Updated on December 29, 2012
Resprayed washing machine before and after
Resprayed washing machine before and after

An easy tutorial to make your old appliances look like new!

Most of the appliances in our house are hand me downs from our relatives. After about 8 years of intense laundry action, our washing machine was starting to look a little worse for wear. The machine still works perfectly, so I wasn't ready to chuck it in the dumpster just yet. I wanted to give it a make over and I found the solution at our local hardware store.


Luckily for you, I managed to track down the same product on Amazon. The brand I used was Rust-Oleum, it is ideal for the washing machine surface. Rust-Oleum Spray paint also comes in an assortment of colour options so why not try paint your machine a funky bright Pink or neon Orange.

So here is the step by step tutorial on how to re-spray your appliances for under $4.

  1. Firstly cover any surfaces that you don't want to paint (the area with the buttons and dials), with paper and painters tape. I covered the front glass window with a plastic packet.
  2. Once you have taped where necessary then comes the fun part... Start spraying. Read the instructions on the can for the best spraying method. Spray one coat and allow to dry.
  3. Spray additional coats where necessary.
  4. Remove the paper and painters tape whilst the paint is still dry to ensure that it doesn't peel.

And presto! Your appliances will be transformed from dreary, old, hand me downs, to fabulous, almost new appliances.


Much Love,

The Hippie Housewife


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    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great share, I use to do this myself and it does make a difference. I did a refrigerator years ago that looked like wood grain not stirring the paint and using the swirly colors that had settled at the top. I took it straight down with a wide brush then met it up with the next stroke. Everyone was amazed! Will try catch some of your others soon as I can.