So, I painted my car. It was oxidized and rusted and dented and an ugly gold color but she runs great and since I had some leftover paint from my truck project and Jonny's blessing, I went for it.
I used black gloss rustoleum and regular house paint, spray paint for the rims. I used SUPER cheap rollers which left some fibers behind giving it a nice texture. No, really... I LIKE the texture. Laugh if you want, or use a high end roller.
DIYlettering.com once again hooked me up with a great product fast and cheap and BOOM my mom van is now a cool mobile business card. I call her Ronda Honda Van Halen and if you see us out give us a honk!
...but wait, there's more! My friend Tara of Mocking Bird Art also DIY'd with some rustoleum lately, check it out! Tara, how'd you do it?!
I've had my refrigerator for 19 years and has been working great the whole time. Like most people I loaded it up with magnets and pictures, but lately I found that I was putting anything on there, but not because I loved it. It was because it could cover up the rust spots developing all along the bottom from my water dispenser.
It was so bad, how much worse could it be if I painted it? Anything would be better than rust. I bought everything at Walmart : quart Rustoleum latex paint(Apple Red!) I don't think it needs to be latex but that's what they had and it was indoor/outdoor for metal. Small roller with 3/4 nap for semi-texture really made a difference and small pan, and already had blue tape so total was under $15! (picture 3) I want to add a razor blade or exacto knife- not pictured and led to my problems later. Sanded everything lightly and the rust spots until they were as smooth as the paint. Blue taped everything, this is where I would recommend completely wrapping the handles because I kept hitting the top and had a lot of mini cleanups( do it right at the time!)
This was ultra cover and really did a great job, I could see the rust spots but only slightly so waited 20 mins. and gave a second coat. It said dries to touch in an hour, I waited two just in case (really had to leave the house because I was literally watching paint dry).
Then I made my biggest mistake, pulled the blue tape straight off and it pulled in a scraggly line. I then used a razor blade to cut the blue tape perfectly in a clean line. I was able to lightly sand and repaint my edge over the ice /water dispender but would have been perfect with the blade. Final product looked so nice and the white handles and sides looked newer than ever. Here's to another 19 years!