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How to Paint an Enamel Gas Stovetop

Lisa Wampler

Although enamel paint is very hard, after a few years of scrubbing your gas stove, the enamel could start to dull and chip. If this happens, you can repaint your gas stove. To avoid injury and ensure a positive result, follow the necessary safety guidelines for painting your stove. Since you need to bake enamel paint, you must have access to an enamel baking oven or an oven large enough to bake your stovetop at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because it is cured by fire, enamel paint is hard and durable.
  1. Turn off the gas lines, extinguish the pilots on the burners and disconnect the gas lines.

  2. Remove the burners from your stovetop, then remove the top from your stove. This process will differ, depending on the brand of stove you own. Refer to your owner's manual for the exact steps.

  3. Clean any dirt and grease off your stove surface with mineral spirits on a clean rag.

  4. Spray the surface of your stovetop with a Zinc chromate primer, then bake the primer according to the curing directions on the bottle. This usually requires 120 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes and a curing oven large enough to hold the stovetop.

  5. Sand the surface of the primer with 800-grit sandpaper to remove any imperfections.

  6. Apply a second coat of primer to the stovetop and cure it using the same temperature and time frame as before.

  7. Thin the enamel paint using enamel paint thinner. Follow the ratio on the enamel paint container, as every brand of enamel will have its own requirement.

  8. Apply a coat of enamel paint and cure it for 30 minutes at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.