Remember when Lindsay spray painted her KitchenAid last year?! Well, she learned some great tips the first time she painted it here. She moved this winter and was ready to change up the color, so I asked her to show me how to do mine too!
Here they are before:
The first thing we did was clean them good…any kind of grease cutting spray will do.
Then we removed all the hardware, screws, silver bowl holder and the back rounded circle piece.
Now for the most time consuming part of the whole project. Taping up the screw holes, the back piece (so you don’t spray the wires), the whole cord and both of the levers.
The most important thing is to let it dry good before repeating coats.
It will take at least 3 coats to get even coverage. We did the spray painting over a two day span…
After you are satisfied with the color add a clear top coat. This will protect and make it easier to clean. We did two coats of the clear.
After you are sure that it is perfectly dry, you can begin taking off the tape. Now, I am going to demonstrate an example of what not to do….I forgot to exacto-knife the silver section below. My bad LOL! 🙂 So back to spray painting I go…
Oh man, I tried sanding first so there would not be a line, but it was taking off the paint, so I decided to just let it be and paint over it.
It turned out fine! Phew. 🙂
When its all dry for real this time, hehe, you can go ahead and put the hardware back on!