Renovating cooker hood

(3 Posts)
Greebosmum Tue 22-Sep-15 20:53:48

After more than two decades sterling service I am thinking of replacing my Belling Farmhouse Range Cooker. It is dark green and I bought a huge metal cooker hood in the same shade of dark green when the cooker was new.

I am hankering after a cream cooker and am wondering if the cooker hood could be painted to match it, and if so what prep would I need to do and what paint I should use.

I know I should probably get a new one with the new cooker, but I like it and haven't seen anything like it for sale for a great manyyears.

Thank you in advance.

happsymum Fri 25-Sep-15 03:50:00

found this online - not done it myself!

Repainting the surface can breathe new life into an old oven hood, but because the hood can be exposed to high temperatures, standard appliance paint won't do. Instead, use a product specifically designed for application to high-heat surfaces such as ovens, stoves and furnaces.

Things You Will Need
-Trisodium phosphate
-Wire brush
-Sponge
-Cloth
-Power sander, optional
-High-heat primer, optional
-Brushes or spray gun
-High-heat appliance paint

1.Dilute trisodium phosphate, a cleanser available at most hardware stores, in water. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to determine how much to dilute the cleanser. Dip a wire scrub brush in the solution and scrub the oven vent hood thoroughly.

2. Rinse the hood with a wet sponge. Dry it as much as possible with a clean cloth, then allow it to air dry fully.

3. Remove any loose rust, paint or other coatings with the wire brush, or use a power sander if you prefer. Scuff any smooth or glossy areas you plan to paint with the wire brush. Wipe down the hood with a clean, damp cloth to remove any sanding dust.

4.Check the label on the high-heat paint you plan to use and determine whether you need to apply a primer under it. Some products require a primer only on certain surfaces, others don't need them at all, while still others always need a primer.
5.Apply a high-heat primer to the surface if needed, using a paintbrush or spray gun. Allow the primer to dry for the length of time specified by the manufacturer.
6.Brush or spray on a coat of high-heat appliance paint. Cover the oven vent hood evenly and smoothly. Allow the paint to dry for the recommended length of time, then add a second coat if desired. Allow the paint to dry fully before you use the oven.

Tips
Some high-heat appliance paints come in spray cans and need to be shaken vigorously for two minutes before use. Check the product's label for exact instructions.

Warnings
Wear rubber gloves and a respirator while working with trisodium phosphate and appliance paints. Ventilate the kitchen as much as possible while you work.
If you are using spray paint or primer, wear safety goggles.

Greebosmum Sat 26-Sep-15 14:03:53

Ooh, thank you. Why didn't I think of that. You are kind. x

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