Painting Range Hood

CEFreemanApril 27, 2011

Hi all!

I have been reconstructing my kitchen and in all the changes and storing and reinstalling, my range hood has become scratched.

I'd like to paint it.

I've never painted metal.

Do I sand it like wood, first? Do I just prime it with STIX?

I don't cook much, and never fry a thing except meat for soup or spaghetti once in a blue moon. Heat isn't much of an issue.

I'd appreciate advice.

As always, thank you.

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ionized_gw

What kind of finish does it have now?

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 11:09PM
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CEFreeman

Whatever came on it from the factory.
Paint of some sort, I guess.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 11:16PM
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lakeaffect

CEFreeman-

I painted our vintage CL purchased metal range hood. I cleaned it well (it was pretty much a cream puff), lightly sanded it all over with a high grit (220 or something), used a tack cloth on the whole thing, then painted it.

I used a brand new, straight 3" Corona (my personal fav) brush and C2 semi gloss paint. I used long, sweeping strokes, and tried to pay good attention. I lightly sanded and then used the tack cloth between coats 2 and 3 and let the first two coats cure for a couple of days before putting the the final coat on.

It came out pretty good, most of the brush strokes aren't visible. But, it's up high, and that covers a multitude of sins.

Good luck-

sandyponder

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 7:25PM
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ionized_gw

I don't think that anything that you can apply in situ will be as hard and smooth as the original finish. It would be a problem for me because we cook a lot and that would make it difficult to clean. Since you don't cook much, it might be fine.

Just follow the instructions on a can of good quality enamel.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 8:12PM
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lakeaffect

I disagree with ionized, we cook a lot, can a lot, make candy, deep fry, etc., we are foodies and really use our range. The painted finish has held up fine, we use a vinegar and dish soap mixture to clean the inside and outside of the hood, the baffles go in the DW. No chipping or anything.

sandyponder

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 10:36AM
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ionized_gw

Your hood is way too high to be very effective in catching much crud anyway.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 4:03PM
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CEFreeman

Sandyponder, you have a very cheerful kitchen! What you described is how I was thinking of approaching it. No sanding too hard because it would just make gouges.

It's too high? Shhhhh! Don't tell it or it'll quit working.

I have nothing to lose by painting it, given it's scratched right now. I don't mind some vague brush strokes. Cabinet Coat is pretty magic, and if I use the adheasive primer, it'll probably be pretty washable.

What the heck! :)

Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 10:36PM
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