Return to the Metalworking Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Need to strip old metal kitchen ... do I sandblast?

Posted by girlgroupgirl (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 24, 05 at 18:29

I have been storing an entire 40's kitchen for many years, for my kitchen renovation. I'm hoping we can get to it next year, and I need to begin thinking about sending it out and also my metal kitchen furniture to be stripped and re-painted.

Can I have this stuff sandblasted?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Need to strip old metal kitchen ... do I sandblast?

If you know what color you want, have it stripped and .... aw heck, I forgot the name of the process, but it's based on using an electrical charge to attract the enamel to the metal

Used a lot for office furniture, very durable finish.

RE: Need to strip old metal kitchen ... do I sandblast?


Electrostatic painting is what lazygardens was trying to think of. Here's a link below for information from one source.


Here is a link that might be useful: Link for ya.

RE: Need to strip old metal kitchen ... do I sandblast?

I'll probably take everything to an autobody shop to get it painted (I also have lots of vintage iron furniture and plant stands that could use a more rust resistant finish) - including our vintage fridge and stove! I'm sure most of them use electrostatic paint (if they service old cars made out of real metal) since it is so much less messy. Maybe they could paint my fiberglass furniture too - since they would be also painting fiberglass on cars!

Thanks everyone!


RE: Need to strip old metal kitchen ... do I sandblast?

If it's one of those old metal combination sinks and counter units, it's probably porcelain enamel - and that should be restored by a high temperature firing method. Paint just won't be the same or as durable.

Otherwise, there's powder coating, which is more durable than most paints. It's also baked on, but at a lower temp than porcelain enamel (which is really a thin layer of glass).

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Metalworking Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here