Modern appliances typically don’t last long compared to appliances 20 years ago.
Today, appliances have a lifespan of only 10 to 15 years, so long as you are good at taking care of them.
I was relieved to discover something that can help me save money on buying new appliances when my old one works fine but looks horrible due to age.
How long does it take for appliance epoxy to dry? In 2-4 hours, appliance epoxy dries to the touch, and it dries enough to handle in 5-9 hours. Please wait 24 hours for it to be fully dry, but you can recoat within 30 minutes to one day after the first application.
Learn how long you should wait for appliance epoxy to dry in this article.
This post will be helpful, especially If you plan to paint your appliances to match the kitchen style you are opting for and make your old working appliance look new.
What Is Appliance Paint?
Appliance paint is a product that looks more like epoxy than paint. This product is a hard moisture-resistant enamel intended to cover indoor metal surfaces.
If you have old home appliances that still work fine, appliance paint or appliance epoxy can help to cover up chipped, rusted, worn, and scratched finishes.
You can also use it to re-do or touch up a working appliance with a basic finish like stainless steel, white, or black without buying a new one.
Best Conditions for Painting With Appliance Epoxy
Before painting your old appliance with appliance epoxy, make sure to abide by the following conditions:
- Apply appliance epoxy in a well-ventilated area like an open garage or outdoors.
- Apply the product when the temperature is between 10°C to 30°C and humidity is less than 85% for proper drying.
- Do not use on surfaces that exceed 93°C when heated or that are continuously submerged in water.
- Avoid priming.
- Do not spray in dusty and windy conditions.
- To protect your workplace, cover the surrounding area before application.
- Never use it on objects that are exposed to heat, like oven interiors, stovetops, etc.
The Painting Process
After properly prepping the appliance, choose from a roller, spray, or brush as an application tool.
If you decide to paint using spray paint, make sure to keep the spray nozzle at a constant level.
Aside from that, the spray should be equally distant from the appliance you will paint to achieve the best results.
The ideal distance to spray paint is around 12 inches from the surface.
Brush or Roller
When using a paint roller or brush to apply the appliance epoxy, slowly make even strokes to cover it thoroughly.
If the epoxy/paint bubbles up, do not worry, as it will typically even itself out.
Regardless of the method you use, apply around 2-3 coats of appliance epoxy for a smooth, even finish.
Using a spray, you will need 2-3 coats to make the paint look even, then another coat of enamel gloss protective spray.
Between applications, wait 15 minutes. Wait another 24 hours after the last coat is applied to let the appliance dry completely.
Painting old appliances with appliance epoxy offers you more time to save up for the replacement you have been dreaming of.
This solution is cost-efficient and easy to implement and can save your working old appliance from going to waste.