How to Spray Paint a Kitchenaid Mixer

Who doesn’t want a KitchenAid stand mixer? And for $300-600 per mixer, who can afford one?

I’ve always wanted one since one of my past roommates got one for Christmas one year (can you say JEALOUS?). I turned to eBay and found one for $56! It was white with a few blemishes, but I saw this tutorial on You Craft Me Up about how to spray paint it another color (sorry for the low light before photos).

White KitchenAid Mixer

White KitchenAid Mixer

White KitchenAid Mixer

I picked glossy black Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy (found at Home Depot) which will cover up those marks perfectly.  I put painters tape over all the chrome parts then unscrewed the metal place and back cover piece. I wanted to spray paint this in the first place because there are scratch marks (pictures below).

White KitchenAid Mixer

White KitchenAid Mixer

The mixer ended up being SUPER dirty…I don’t think the previous owner washed it before they shipped it (GROSS!)!  I placed a plastic bag over the chord and other electronic parts and taped it securely.

<Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

I had a slight mishap here (above pictures). I spent so much time cleaning off a sticker on the back that I didn’t even think to look at the sides (even though it was washed). After the first two coats, the paint was bubbling and easily wiped off even after everything else was dry. I think there might have been some leftover adhesive from the packaging (or from me cleaning off the sticker). So I took nail polish remover and wiped it down, then I had to wash with soap and water to clean off the acidity (?). Then I applied another two coats.

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

While starting to tape this piece, it pulled apart into two (above pictures)!  I think it was either broken by the previous owner or broken during shipping.  I used Gorilla Glue to put it back together.  Then, when I unscrewed it, I realized I didn’t paint underneath this (below pictures)!  No big deal – that screw will always be there to cover my mistake.

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

After trial and error and a few bumps and bruises (that thing is heavy!), I finally finished.

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

Spray paint KitchenAid Mixer

This project took me about a week to accomplish, but only because I only worked on it a little bit each day! The cleaning took about an hour because I wanted to be thorough.  And I’m glad I was – to an extent (see mistakes in a lot of pictures above).  I have a few noticeable paint drippings too.

Obviously I’m not a PROFESSIONAL spray painter.  Do they have lessons on that? The actual painting only took like five minutes per sessions.  I think I did about four or five coats total with my mishaps.  It looks great and now I’m proud to call it my own!

71 Comments

  1. robin rue
    May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    No way! I had no idea appliances could even be spray painted. WOW. This is such a cool idea – I think I am going to try it.

  2. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Wow! You really fixed this up! I love finding great deals on ebay, but I’m not half as crafty as this!

  3. Owen Kariuki
    May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Great DIY tip! I mean, who else would want to get stuck with one boring color when you can have another? And even spray paint it!!!

  4. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I love the color of my kitchen aid mixer and don’t see me wanting to change out the color but you never know. Now I will know how to paint the kitchen aid if I ever feel the need.

  5. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    That is so cool. I never knew you could paint a Kitchenaid Mixer. This will be good if ours ever gets scuffed up.

  6. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    You did really good job! I am glad that you shared the mistake she made so that we don’t make them also LOL. Mine is a boring white color and I would love to make it a different color.

  7. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Wow, I am not brave enough to do this kind of project but great job and kudos to you! It looks brand new!

  8. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    This is fun! I have always thought about doing this because my color choices and scheme changes but I still love my pink mixer. It is much cheaper to paint it than replace it that is for sure, thanks for the tips!

  9. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    That makes such a difference to your mixer it almost looks brand new! I might have to give something like this a try with some of my kitchen items.

  10. robin rue
    July 27, 2017 / 6:21 am

    No way! I had no idea appliances could even be spray painted. WOW. This is such a cool idea – I think I am going to try it.

  11. July 27, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Wow! You really fixed this up! I love finding great deals on ebay, but I’m not half as crafty as this!

  12. Owen Kariuki
    July 27, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Great DIY tip! I mean, who else would want to get stuck with one boring color when you can have another? And even spray paint it!!!

  13. July 27, 2017 / 7:09 am

    I’ve never thought about painting an appliance. For most I wouldn’t, but for something like a KitchenAid it might make sense for some since they are so expensive.

  14. July 27, 2017 / 7:13 am

    I love the color of my kitchen aid mixer and don’t see me wanting to change out the color but you never know. Now I will know how to paint the kitchen aid if I ever feel the need.

  15. July 27, 2017 / 7:38 am

    That is so cool. I never knew you could paint a Kitchenaid Mixer. This will be good if ours ever gets scuffed up.

  16. July 27, 2017 / 8:27 am

    You did really good job! I am glad that you shared the mistake she made so that we don’t make them also LOL. Mine is a boring white color and I would love to make it a different color.

  17. July 27, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Wow, I am not brave enough to do this kind of project but great job and kudos to you! It looks brand new!

  18. July 27, 2017 / 9:28 am

    This is fun! I have always thought about doing this because my color choices and scheme changes but I still love my pink mixer. It is much cheaper to paint it than replace it that is for sure, thanks for the tips!

  19. July 27, 2017 / 10:00 am

    That makes such a difference to your mixer it almost looks brand new! I might have to give something like this a try with some of my kitchen items.

  20. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    You might not call yourself a professional spray painter but I love how you have transformed it into a beautiful kitchenaid mixer. You have done an amazing job x

  21. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Haha it’s funny how they charge different prices for these mixers and all you have to do is spray paint them yourself! I have a red one and once it gets older or if I get tired of the color I will refer back to this tutorial of how to paint it!

  22. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Great find on the price and very nice paint job. If you wanted, you could probably go back and sell it for double, triple, or even 4 times more than you paid for it…but I’m sure it will instead because a shiny centerpiece of your kitchen!

  23. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    No w this is a project I can honestly say never crossed my mind! I love the idea of updating the paint though to match a new kitchen theme, brilliant!

  24. July 27, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    You might not call yourself a professional spray painter but I love how you have transformed it into a beautiful kitchenaid mixer. You have done an amazing job x

  25. Pam
    May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I had no idea you could spray paint a kitchenaid. I have a white one so if I ever gets beat up then I’ll be doing this too.

  26. July 27, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Haha it’s funny how they charge different prices for these mixers and all you have to do is spray paint them yourself! I have a red one and once it gets older or if I get tired of the color I will refer back to this tutorial of how to paint it!

  27. July 27, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Great find on the price and very nice paint job. If you wanted, you could probably go back and sell it for double, triple, or even 4 times more than you paid for it…but I’m sure it will instead because a shiny centerpiece of your kitchen!

  28. July 27, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    No w this is a project I can honestly say never crossed my mind! I love the idea of updating the paint though to match a new kitchen theme, brilliant!

  29. Pam
    July 27, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I had no idea you could spray paint a kitchenaid. I have a white one so if I ever gets beat up then I’ll be doing this too.

  30. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I think you did a really good job with this and it looks brand new now x

  31. Our Family World
    May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Wow. You did a good job repainting your mixer! I am quite handy too but I don’t work well with painting crafts. I will have to ask help from my husband if I decide to paint my mixer a different color.

  32. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I’ve never thought of painting a Kitchenaid mixer. That’s a great idea, and you did a good job. Painting it yourself would give you the freedom to choose any color.

  33. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    You did an amazing job upgrading this KitchenAid mixer. I have my eye on a large used professional mixer which seems more doable with your help. Makes me think of all the other appliances I could spray paint around the house.

  34. May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    This make over is great you have really achieved a fantastic finish on it and the kitchen aid l ike new .I am sure you are thrilled at the end result. I hope you find more bargains like this to up cycle.

  35. July 28, 2017 / 4:24 am

    I think you did a really good job with this and it looks brand new now x

  36. Our Family World
    July 28, 2017 / 4:46 am

    Wow. You did a good job repainting your mixer! I am quite handy too but I don’t work well with painting crafts. I will have to ask help from my husband if I decide to paint my mixer a different color.

  37. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I love this idea! Sometimes you find that the colours you don’t want are the ones on sale so this is a great way to get the mixer you want and also have it in the colour you want too!

  38. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    July 28, 2017 / 6:12 am

    I’ve never thought of painting a Kitchenaid mixer. That’s a great idea, and you did a good job. Painting it yourself would give you the freedom to choose any color.

  39. Joanna
    May 29, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I think you have done a great job spray painting and cleaning the mixer. You are right, they are not cheap but people do sell them just because they don’t look like new anymore. You’re scored yourself a great bargain 🙂

  40. July 28, 2017 / 7:19 am

    You did an amazing job upgrading this KitchenAid mixer. I have my eye on a large used professional mixer which seems more doable with your help. Makes me think of all the other appliances I could spray paint around the house.

  41. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    It looks so much better after you painted it, like a new! I am definitely going to try it.

  42. July 28, 2017 / 8:14 am

    This make over is great you have really achieved a fantastic finish on it and the kitchen aid l ike new .I am sure you are thrilled at the end result. I hope you find more bargains like this to up cycle.

  43. July 28, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I love this idea! Sometimes you find that the colours you don’t want are the ones on sale so this is a great way to get the mixer you want and also have it in the colour you want too!

  44. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    You’ve done an awesome job!!! It looks amazing!!! I didn’t even realise that it was possible to do that. Very impressed!

  45. Joanna
    July 28, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I think you have done a great job spray painting and cleaning the mixer. You are right, they are not cheap but people do sell them just because they don’t look like new anymore. You’re scored yourself a great bargain 🙂

  46. July 28, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    It looks so much better after you painted it, like a new! I am definitely going to try it.

  47. Liza Perry
    May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Never thought of this hack! This is so cool and I love that dark color. Brand new!

  48. Claire
    May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Oh wow, haha that’s actually pretty cool! I love the after version better, looks more of a classy machine! If it was me, I’d do a pretty color, like yellow, orange, or green!

  49. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I’m a keen crafter and always painting different items (mostly pieces of furniture) , However I have never attempted to spray paint anything and especially not metal. I think you have done a great job especially as its your first project. I think patience is the most important quality to ensure success when tackling these kind of projects and you have plenty of that.

  50. July 28, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    You’ve done an awesome job!!! It looks amazing!!! I didn’t even realise that it was possible to do that. Very impressed!

  51. Liza Perry
    July 28, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Never thought of this hack! This is so cool and I love that dark color. Brand new!

  52. Claire
    July 28, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Oh wow, haha that’s actually pretty cool! I love the after version better, looks more of a classy machine! If it was me, I’d do a pretty color, like yellow, orange, or green!

  53. July 28, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I’m a keen crafter and always painting different items (mostly pieces of furniture) , However I have never attempted to spray paint anything and especially not metal. I think you have done a great job especially as its your first project. I think patience is the most important quality to ensure success when tackling these kind of projects and you have plenty of that.

  54. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I did not know spraypainting kitchen gadgets was a thing! You did such a great jobs and what a great way to save money.

  55. July 29, 2017 / 3:51 am

    I did not know spraypainting kitchen gadgets was a thing! You did such a great jobs and what a great way to save money.

  56. hal
    May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    katie – you have posted what i could never do as i am lazy as —- when it comes to such delicates matters such as that..i would probably dip the machine in a bowl of paint and hope for the best :p – but i have to say it looks really good in the pic

  57. Besties Notepad
    May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I had no idea we can spray paint a kitchen mixer, never thought about it too..this one looks so cool!

  58. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I can’t believe you tried that! I would be scared to death to spray paint appliances but you make it look so fun and easy Im staring to have second thoughtS!

  59. hal
    July 29, 2017 / 8:52 am

    katie – you have posted what i could never do as i am lazy as —- when it comes to such delicates matters such as that..i would probably dip the machine in a bowl of paint and hope for the best :p – but i have to say it looks really good in the pic

  60. Besties Notepad
    July 29, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I had no idea we can spray paint a kitchen mixer, never thought about it too..this one looks so cool!

  61. July 29, 2017 / 11:29 am

    I can’t believe you tried that! I would be scared to death to spray paint appliances but you make it look so fun and easy Im staring to have second thoughtS!

  62. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Great tip. You’re good in fixing such things. You have done a great job and I have never tried doing paintings or fixing things.

  63. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I never would have thought about painting my mixer before! What a great idea. Now I can have one in that cool robin-egg blue that I’ve been coveting. Thank-you for a wonderful tutorial! x

  64. July 29, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Great tip. You’re good in fixing such things. You have done a great job and I have never tried doing paintings or fixing things.

  65. July 29, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    I never would have thought about painting my mixer before! What a great idea. Now I can have one in that cool robin-egg blue that I’ve been coveting. Thank-you for a wonderful tutorial! x

  66. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    This is so cool. I had no idea that a Kitchenaid Mixer could be painted. I’m not very crafty, but I might give this a try. Ours is really old and worn looking.

  67. August 2, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    This is so cool. I had no idea that a Kitchenaid Mixer could be painted. I’m not very crafty, but I might give this a try. Ours is really old and worn looking.

  68. May 29, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Absolutely loved this post. I didn’t know you could paint them! Made me want to look at my own and see what I could do.

  69. August 3, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Absolutely loved this post. I didn’t know you could paint them! Made me want to look at my own and see what I could do.

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