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Old 07-14-2009, 04:53 AM   #1
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Can I paint cook top cover?

The cover over the four burners on our range is old and dingy. It has been polished many times of course. But it sticks in my mind that there was a discussion several years back about actually PAINTING it. Can I just sand the top aggresively and then use one of the new appliance paints on it. Obviously the cover and paint are not subject to much heat since the cover is folded away during cooking.
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Somebody had theirs powder coated, cooktop too, IIRC. Wish I could remember who it was because I thought it looked really nice.

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If you want to paint it inexpensively, I've had good luck with the Appliance Epoxy Enamel that Home Depot sells in the rattle cans.

Like all paint jobs, the quality of the job depends on the quality of the surface preperation.
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If you want to paint it inexpensively, I've had good luck with the Appliance Epoxy Enamel that Home Depot sells in the rattle cans.

Like all paint jobs, the quality of the job depends on the quality of the surface preperation.
^^^What he said^^^

I did the top of my mom's range in her house, looked factory. Just used the white enamel appliance paint from the big box lumber store, it's all in the prep.
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You could always use high temperature engine paint.

My vote is HEMI ORANGE !!!!!!!
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We just painted ours with Rustoleum hammered silver spray paint. It doesn't really ever get hot, we wait to put it down until the burners have cooled, so I'm not worried about using high heat paint. As others have said prep is key. Make sure you thoroughly sand it smooth, clean well, before painting. Several light coats are better than one heavy coat.

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Pictures would be a lovely thing! I posted a pic of our poor stove top in my "replacements" area. The burner areas are very rusty/dingy. I called Colaws & they only sell the whole range, not parts and suggested powder coating. I would be interested in how some of these other ideas look! Thanks.
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You could always use high temperature engine paint.

My vote is HEMI ORANGE !!!!!!!
Hmm... That would match the counter top in my unit!
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Our top was rusty, all the sanding in the world would not have made it look really good. For the cost of the paint and the trouble of doing it, we bought a new top at Colaw's in Carthage, Mo for $30. (And yes, they DO sell tops and burner grates!) They have several styles and sizes.
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^^^What he said^^^

I did the top of my mom's range in her house, looked factory. Just used the white enamel appliance paint from the big box lumber store, it's all in the prep.
Was the range gas or electric ? All the paints I've seen say not to be used where there is an open flame ( as in gas range) including high temp stove paint. How is it holding up?
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Have you used this ? It looks interesting.
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Have you used this ? It looks interesting.
If you've ever owned a gas range long enough they will take on a light kind of egg brown color around the burners.

The manufacturer of this product said it can be used on stove tops but will also take on that brown color in time - depending on the amount of use and how long the burners are on at a time.
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All the paints I've seen say not to be used where there is an open flame ( as in gas range) including high temp stove paint.
i always that that that only applies when spraying the paint on and not after it dried.
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