Chalkboard Paint Provides Quick Fix to Outdated Refrigerators

Homeowners are discovering that they can transform an old fridge into a stylish-looking appliance for under $30 - with a simple can of chalkboard paint.
chalkboard painted surface with chalk sticks
chalkboard painted surface with chalk sticks
Sept. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- Out-of-date appliances can be an eyesore in a kitchen, but they are expensive to replace. Instead of putting up with an ugly-looking fridge, homeowners are now turning to chalkboard paint and creating a whole new trend in kitchen design.

Refrigerators make a handy large writing surface, and many people choose the traditional black color specifically for writing or doodling purposes. Black also fits well in many kitchen color schemes and may be easier to match to other nearby appliances.

Alternatively, homeowners can purchase a tint-able chalkboard paint and choose from a wide variety of colors. A tinted paint can be custom-mixed to match the cabinet color and blend in with the rest of the kitchen. On the flip side, a plain or uninteresting kitchen can be brought to life with a chalkboard fridge in a contrasting or bright color.

Painting a fridge is similar to painting walls or other items, and few supplies are required. A can of paint, foam roller and painters tape are generally all that is needed. If a magnetic surface is desired, magnetic primer can be applied prior to the chalkboard paint.

For less than $30 and a few hours of painting, homeowners can quickly give their kitchens a clean, modern look without having to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for a new appliance.

For information on what supplies to buy and painting tips to prevent chipping, visit
Tags:Chalkboard Fridge, Chalkboard Paint, Paint A Fridge, Chalkboard Refrigerator
Industry:Home, Hobbies
Location:California - United States
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