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DIY Resprayed Washing Machine
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spray additional coats where necessary.
- 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.
The Hippie Housewife