Review Repainting my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.

Discussion in 'Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Cookbooks & Recipes' started by Shermie, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    I just got a used KA Commercial bowl-lift stand mixer the other day, & I've already begun the process of getting it ready for painting. I've taken the motor head off the pedestal & began cleaning it. In the 2nd pic, look at all that crud on the planetary that has to be cleaned off!! :ohmy:

    I will post pics as I go along, so that you can see for yourself how the process is going. Sorry for the fuzzy pics. :wink:

    Motor head unbolted..jpg Nuts & bolts, plus band..jpg Base & pedestal..jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
  2. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    KA%20Commercial%20Mixer.jpg


    Here's what it looked like before I dismantled it. Almost new looking. I will also be getting a new bowl & beaters for it. When I'm done, it will look brand spanking new!! :wink:
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I reckon re-painting to a professional level would be very difficult if not impossible. It would originally have been sprayed. I think spraying is the only way to get a really smooth finish - but perhaps that is what you mean?
     
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  4. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Mixer is completely dimantled..jpg

    Yes. That is what I mean. It has to be spray painted, just like it was done at the factory.

    I'll have to get a tent to keep any excess spray paint confined, sand it lightly so that the paint adheres to it, use at least two cans of spray paint, let the parts dry between paintings, then spray the parts with a clear coating to help protect the new paint. But first comes the cleaning of the parts. :wink:
     
  5. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    The mixer had held back so much hidden dirt & grime! Probably the first time that it was cleaned in eons!! :headshake:
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
  6. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Cleaning is done! Wanted to cover the parts that I don't want painted, but I can't find the masking tape!! :mad:
     
  7. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Blue Kitchenaid Mixer..jpg

    Thinking about doing it in THIS color in honor of Julia Child. She had one like this!! :wink:
     
  8. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    I thought you were talking about something different, like Alton Brown's matte black one with flames.
     
  9. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Nah I've seen some that were repainted, & the look brand spanking new! But Alton's, I'll pass. :headshake:
     
  10. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I would paint it red. All my vehicles are red. Venom red to be precise,lol.

    Russ
     
  11. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    There are many colors out there to chose from. Thought about metallic gray, also!! :wink:
     
  12. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I thought you were going for your favourite ORANGE!
     
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  13. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    I still might. Procrastinating at this point. I'm stopping at the hardware store down the street for some things today. I'll look. One thing that I gotta get is some masking tape. :wink:
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019 at 8:51 PM
  14. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    It's gonna be orange!! Got the spray paint today. Couldn't get the tent though. They didn't have that. Have to order it from Amazon.
     
  15. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

    Location:
    Brighton, MA.
    Orange KA mixer..jpg Orange KA mixer..jpg

    it will look like the color of THIS hand mixer. which I have already!!
     

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