How to Cover a Deep Freezer
Covering your deep freezer can improve your home's decor. Do this using paint or objects to obscure it from view. While covering your deep freezer, avoid covering any of the venting or electrical system so that the freezer's operation isn't disrupted.
Interfering with vents or wiring can not only break the freezer, but it can also cause a fire. Choose a method that matches your home's decor while still allowing you easy access to the deep freezer.
Clean the deep freezer with sodium phosphate, using a bucket and sponge. Rinse it with water and dry.
Cover all the surfaces that you don't want to paint using painter's tape and plastic. Protect the opening around the deep freezer's lid so it isn't painted shut. Avoid painting the vents and any hardware, such as handles. Cover the flooring around the deep freezer.
Spray a metal primer onto the deep freezer using short, even bursts of spray paint. Let the primer cure according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually at least four hours, and then apply a second coat.
Apply a coat of paint to the deep freezer using appliance paint. Coat the freezer in the same manner as the primer. Allow it to cure, usually for eight hours, and apply a second coat.
Cover the deep freezer with a tablecloth so that it blends in with the decor. Ensure the tablecloth doesn't block any of the freezer's vents. The location varies among freezers. Fold the tablecloth up and under itself on the side with the vent, if necessary. Hide this section by facing it toward a wall.
Erect a folding screen in front of the deep freezer. Fan it out to obscure the deep freezer from sight. Fold it up and set it aside when you need to access the freezer.
Obscure the freezer from view by placing a large object, such as tall, potted plants around it. This covers it from view while adding greenery to the decor.
Measure where you want the curtain to hang. It should obscure the deep freezer from view. Mark where the brackets will go on the ceiling using a pencil.
Screw ceiling curtain rod brackets into the ceiling using the appropriate screws for the medium, such as drywall screws for drywall.
Insert the curtain rod between the two brackets and adjust it so it fits snugly. Curtain rods adjust differently but you should be able to slide it out or turn it counter-clockwise for a snug fit.
Attach the curtain to the rod by hooking curtain rings through the eyelets and connecting them over the rod. When finished, the curtain will drape nicely and cover the deep freezer but is also easy to move aside when you want to access your frozen goods.
Things You Will Need
- Sodium phosphate
- Painter's tape
- Plastic sheeting or plastic bags
- Spray-on metal primer
- Spray-on appliance paint
- Folding screen
- Potted trees
- Curtain rod with hardware included
- Curtains rings
If you are using a heavy curtain rod or heavy curtains in a drywall ceiling, install the brackets into ceiling joists. If you can't find the beams, use a wall anchor, such as a molly or toggle bolt. Appliance primer is as effective as metal primer.
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