The new range hood has been installed. We purchased ours from IKEA, but they don’t sell that one anymore. There’s a similar one on Amazon (affiliate link).But stainless steel is not my favorite. And all of our appliances are white…just the way we want them. So what did we do? We painted a brand new range hood, of course. Not only are white ones very difficult to find, but when you do, they cost multiple times more than stainless. Go figure.
At first, we tried Rustoleum’s Specialty Appliance Epoxy which claimed a smooth factory-like finish. We followed the directions on the can exactly. And it was horrible. Terrible, awful, ugly. A lumpy, bubbly, bumpy mess. So before it dried, we had to wipe it ALL off with mineral spirits.
The Hubs went back to the store and picked up some Rustoleum professional grade, heavy duty spray primer and white spray paint while I covered and taped off the sensitive parts of the hood. Then it was (obviously) as easy as spray painting! The primer was such a gorgeous earthy gray that I hated to cover it up. But of course, it had to be done. 24 hours later, we spray painted the enamel coat, and it was all set.
We’ll see if it needs any touch-ups in the future, but I’m pretty optimistic about it, it has held up very well so far to being carried back and forth from room to room during the past couple weeks of remodeling, and installation. It cleans up easily with a slightly soapy dishcloth.