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Post# 1078037   6/20/2020 at 19:06 (1,015 days old) by Taurn67 ()        

Looking for advice on best type of paint to use, as well as the best method for painting my old almond colored dryer to white. Will be getting a new LG front loader delivered on Wednesday and it would be nice to have the dryer cleaned up and looking better than it does now.
It does have some rust on the bottom of both sides of the machine from being in a damp basement before I got it. Its a compact 110 volt Kenmore that I have used for several years as the apartment I am in does not have a 220 connection.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Post# 1078089 , Reply# 1   6/21/2020 at 05:02 (1,014 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I've used Rustoleum for years now. Thinned with acetone. Spray it on, or use a foam roller.

Post# 1078126 , Reply# 2   6/21/2020 at 11:10 (1,014 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Hi, laundryboy and I used Rustoleum Appliance paint in the cans to paint his Whirlpool Wringer. We sanded is where the rust was and then spray painted it. It came out very good. The link goes to the thread with our pictures of it.


Post# 1078410 , Reply# 3   6/23/2020 at 18:26 (1,012 days old) by Dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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I used spray rustouleum on my Maytag wringer 6 years ago and it looks very good still. Although Id use the can with a roller next time if I were to do it again just because its hard to control the spray.

Post# 1078580 , Reply# 4   6/25/2020 at 02:09 (1,011 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        
Another vote for Rustoleum

I also use Rustoleum for appliance repairs.

I used to use a locally made "Appliance White" spray pack that is sold by appliance spares stores but I have found it yellows too much over a few years so I have changed to Rustoleum.

I have found Rustoleum to be very forgiving to use - if you are a bit lacking in technique, it still goes on smooth and even. Other cheaper spray paints are much more likely to run and dribble if you get too close, or get rough and spitty if your hand strays too far from the surface.

Having said that, Rustoleum (at least here in Australia) has changed to a new cap-and-nozzle-in-one, where you squeeze a trigger to spray instead of the old press a button down to spray. I absolutely hate the new spray nozzle, I have had no luck with it at all. Poor spray and it makes my hand ache very quickly.

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