Stainless stove only a brush away
Q: I have a vintage green range that I'd love to modernize by changing its color. Can it be turned into a stainless steel one? How about updating a 1980s white plastic toaster?...
Q: I have a vintage green range that I'd love to modernize by changing its color. Can it be turned into a stainless steel one? How about updating a 1980s white plastic toaster?
A: It can be done. The traditional way to change the color of kitchen appliances, including the toaster, is to have a professional apply electrostatic paint. Check telephone business directories under "Appliances-Major-Refinishing" for companies that do this.
Liquid Stainless Steel, however, is a new product that you apply in a series of quick-drying coats to the surface of appliances, including ranges and toasters.
You apply micro pieces of metal in an automotive-grade resin with a roller or brush. Then you put on one or more layers of clear topcoat, depending on the amount of shine desired.
For a look at the process and results, go to www.liquid
A complete kit, enough to coat a stove, dishwasher and refrigerator, costs $129 and is available from the Web site.
Another option for the do-it-yourselfer is the Krylon line of spray paints for metal appliances or plastic surfaces.