Repainting appliance handles
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Photo 1: Pop the caps and screws
Pry off the vanity caps that cover the side screws.
Then open the fridge door and remove the other screws.
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Photo 2: Apply the paint
Spray the sides of the handles before doing the flat
surfaces. Allow the recommended “flash” time before
applying additional coats. Let dry, flip them over and paint
the other side.
The white refrigerator in your kitchen didn't come with
yellow handles, but they're yellow now. Even after cleaning,
they'll still look pretty grungy against the bright white porcelain
cabinet. New handles are pretty pricey, so why not
just paint them? It's easy and cheap. Buy a
can of paint formulated to paint plastic (Rust-Oleum Specialty Paint for Plastic is one choice) at a home center. Then pick up a bottle of degreaser and a scrubbing pad.
Remove the handles (Photo 1). Then wash them with
degreaser and hot water. Use a scrub pad on textured areas
to remove the dirt. Pay particular attention to dirt in crevices.
Then wipe the handles with a dry cloth and let them
Mask off any emblems or chrome trim and paint the handles
(Photo 2). Paint the vanity caps at the same time. Then
reinstall the handles. You may have to repaint them in a
few years. But in the meantime, they'll look a lot better.