How to Re-Paint a Horribly Rusty Appliance

In this video, I decided to test out my skills on an extremely damaged, rusty upright freezer. Hopefully you’ll learn how to do it the right way after I did it the wrong way a few times, and learned how to deal with quite a few problems along the way.

Items I used in the video:

Appliance Epoxy Paint:
Rustoleum Spray Grip:
Rust Metal Primer:
Dewalt Orbital Sander (not as nice as the one I used, but has the dust catcher which was pretty important):
Mineral Spirits:
91% Isopropyl Alcohol:

Video Timeline:

00:00 – Introduction
00:37 – Door Removal & Preparation
00:58 – What Sandpaper Grit to Remove Appliance Rust and Damage?
02:16 – Removing Stickers and Such from Door
03:27 – Sanding the Refrigerator with 60-Grit Sandpaper
04:20 – Sanding the Refrigerator with 150-Grit Sandpaper
05:30 – Sanding with 220 Grit
06:24 – How to Clean and Prepare Door for Painting
07:52 – Neutralizing Rust for Painting
09:32 – Painting the Refrigerator Door with Appliance Epoxy Paint
13:34 – Dealing with Cracks, Spider Webs and Paint Crazing
17:26 – How to Remove Paint Overspray on Rubber and Plastic Easily

Tools I use in all videos can be found at my Amazon Idea Page:

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