Updating a kitchen with paint
After reading the instructions, I ran into my first problem: The Rust-Oleum kit does cover most appliances, but isn't recommended for stovetops or ovens (in addition to other surfaces such as wood or plastic). So read up before you buy, and make sure you are using the right product for the job. Before you start painting, take off any removable parts you don't want to cover.
It helps to take before photos so you know where each piece goes, and you can easily replace everything when you're finished.
I've done my fair share of painting metal appliances, and find it's always best to roughen up the surface with a sanding stone just a bit so the paint sticks better.
So, even though the directions on the box didn't explicitly say to, I decided to sand just one side of the stove anyway, as a test, and then compare it to the un-sanded surface.
This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler.
Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting.
It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach.Rust-Oleum suggests applying an optional coat of acrylic sealer at the end for a shiny finish — a great idea because, not only would it add a luster, but also another layer of protection to the surface.After the last coat was completely dry, I removed the tape, re-assembled the stove, and took a step back. Overall, I was pretty impressed with how it looked.And after repeated use with kitchen utensils, there will undoubtedly be scratches and blemishes.If you do decide to pull the trigger, take the extra step of applying a clear coat to better protect it.