How to Paint a KitchenAid Mixer

Purple KitchenAid mixer on a white background

It is hard to do but some people find that the color of the KitchenAid appliance they bought is not the color they want after all. That is hard to do because KitchenAid’s strong suit is creating their appliances and to have them come in a myriad of colors.

Sometimes, the mixer or other small appliance was given as a gift. Unfortunately, the gift giver bought the color they liked, not the one you prefer. The way out of either situation is to paint the mixer the color you want it to be.

To find out how to paint your new mixer the color you want, just continue reading our article. It has the information you want to know about so your mixer still looks new and the best it can be.

The Supplies You Need

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As with any painting project, you will need to gather your supplies first before you get started. These supplies are necessary for all stages of painting.

  • Screwdriver
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rags
  • Painter’s tape
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Sheet of plastic
  • Spray paint- Rustoleum is the best brand here (pick the color you want)
  • Enamel top coat- Clear

How to Paint a KitchenAid Mixer

close-up diagonal photo of a KitchenAid mixer

Step 1- Remove Any Removable Parts

Not only will this make the paint coat look cleaner, it makes painting a lot simpler to do. You can paint those removable parts separately if you so wish.

Take off the little strip and put it and the screws in a nice safe location.

Step 2- Clean Every Part You Want to Be Painted

This will help the paint stick to the surface and keeps it from coming off in the near future. Get all the dirt, grease, and grime off, and then dry it thoroughly.

Step 3- Do Some Sanding

In this step, you want to create a rougher surface, so the paint adheres to the metal more easily. Wipe the sanded paint off with a rag and some rubbing alcohol.

Make sure to sand the whole surface of each part.

Step 4- Do the Taping

Roll of blue painters tape isolated on a white background

This is a boring and tedious task to perform. However, if you do not want certain parts painted, then it is a mandatory task. Make sure to cover every inch of the mixer you do not want to repaint.

Do not forget to tape the power cord if you do not want it changing colors. Spray paint will get to it even when you are very careful.

Step 5- Begin the Painting Process

Make sure to find a spot that is well ventilated but does not create a lot of flying dust. Lay out your plastic and cover anything you do not want to get paint on.

You may want to elevate the mixer a little in order to paint the lower edges correctly. Double-check to make sure every non-painting surface is covered.

Step 6- Paint Away

Black and white used spray paint cans on a green and grey background

Use light coats each time you spray. Too heavy a coat will cause the paint to run and ruin the finished look. Move the can slowly but steadily in order to avoid getting drops on the mixer.

Step 7- Add More Coats

Before adding more coats make sure to let the previous coat dry for about 2 hours. Also, lightly sand each new coat to remove any rough spots.

Keep adding coats until you are satisfied with the overall look and the previous paint color cannot be seen.

Step 8- Add Enamel Finisher

Yellow painted surface with beads of water on it

This clear coat will help your mixer look nice and shiny. That is if you do not want a satin or matte finish look to the color. Spray on the enamel in the same way you applied the paint.

You want many light coats and let each one dry first before adding the next layer. It is possible to use more than one can of enamel. It will depend on how you want the mixer to look.

Step 9- Reassemble the Mixer

This is the stage where you remove all the tape carefully then put all the removable parts back on. Make sure to paint those parts before you reassemble the appliance if you want to change their color as well.

The total cost of this project is roughly $20 or so and a little time. The key is to take your time.

Some Final Words

Mint green KitchenAid mixer on a white background

Before you paint, make sure the color you are changing the mixer to is the exact color you want on the appliance. There is no sense in doing this work twice. Or, when you buy the mixer pick the color you actually want to avoid this process.

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