can you paint the inside of a microwave safely?

56 replies
Found 9th Mar 2012
i know it sounds crazy, but there is a good explanation!

under the turntable inside my micro, there is a little rim where the wheels go into, to turn the plate. somehow the paint is coming off there and its difficult to clean and bugging me! i like my microwave and apart from that its working fine. instead of just throwing it and buying new, im wondering if there is a 'special' kind of micowave paint that can be safely used. has anyone else ever came across this or know anything about it?

thanks guys xxx

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There is a wise saying..... Do not F about with things that will F you about more

I don't see why not, it's not like the microwave blows up if there's some burnt on food in there. The key would be that it'd have to be none metallic, and non-toxic (you don't want it heating up and giving off any nasty fumes or whatever into your food. Enamel would probably be fine, in fact that's probably what it's currently painted with.

(make sure you let it dry thoroughly before you use it, else it'll boil and probably catch fire)

The inside of microwaves is often painted with something so provided you use the same type of product it should be ok. But I do not know what they use for certain.

inb4 piece in local paper about a man killed after painting the inside of his microwave with dulux.

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Yes its very easy really.

Simply place a small tin of paint with the lid still on into the Microwave, turn on for say 10 minutes press start and leave the room come back and there you go a brand smanking fresh looking newly painted microwave.

Hope this helps

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You can buy special microwave paint at larger branches of B&Q. Try giving them a call.

Ungreat

inb4 piece in local paper about a man killed after painting the inside of … inb4 piece in local paper about a man killed after painting the inside of his microwave with dulux.



I saw that too, he was using a metal handled roller.

Original Poster

ha ha! very funny!
ingreat, i is a woman!
if i dont post on here for a while you know not to do it yourselves!
ive googled it to try to find right stuff to use but no joy as yet!

Original Poster

good idea dxx, thank you!

make sure you don't close the door when you're inside it painting, the fumes might harm you.

woody3765

make sure you don't close the door when you're inside it painting, the … make sure you don't close the door when you're inside it painting, the fumes might harm you.


Not everyone has the extra large sized one

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I don't think even there was a correct paint it would adhere properly and would end up looking a dogs dinner.

Get a new oven, imo.
Edited by: "greg_68" 9th Mar 2012

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greg_68

I don't think even there was a correct paint it would adhere properly and … I don't think even there was a correct paint it would adhere properly and would end looking a dogs dinner.Get a new oven, imo.


its under the turntable, not bothered what it looks like!

Bully




I think you mean


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I'd rather get a new one, you can get them pretty cheap these days, best not take any chances I would think

http://www.colourbox.com/preview/1681315-976047-dirty-microwave-with-burnt-paint-on-the-walls.jpg

hocka

its under the turntable, not bothered what it looks like!



Then why paint it?

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greg_68

I think you mean



Hows OP going to dial with no hands X)

Bully



looks like mine...

mel c

I'd rather get a new one, you can get them pretty cheap these days, best … I'd rather get a new one, you can get them pretty cheap these days, best not take any chances I would think


True. If its just a touch up job, buying a can of paint will be a bit of a waste anyway. Especially when you need to make sure that the house insurance is up to date as well in case you blow up the neighbourhood

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hocka

ha ha! very funny! ingreat, i is a woman! if i dont post on here for a … ha ha! very funny! ingreat, i is a woman! if i dont post on here for a while you know not to do it yourselves!ive googled it to try to find right stuff to use but no joy as yet!



Please forget any of my previous comments

How you doin!!!!!

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OP JUST DO THIS AND STOP BEING LAZY



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HUKDeLITE

Please forget any of my previous comments How you doin!!!!!


Just make sure you dont go round for a microwave snack X)

Original Poster

theres me thinking i may get some sensible answers, neva mind, thats misc for ya! lol

just googled "microwaveable colour chart" well whadda ya know?! they have them








(disclaimer.... I dint do this)

I'm not sure. But if you do attempt it I would like to see the results

I usually let stuff boil over and leave it to set. I find it sets like concrete after a couple of months more microwaving.

I can see the Injury Lawyers for You advert now. "I was painting my microwave and put in a meal for one, the next thing i know my shepards pie blows up in my face. I received £1 in compensation."

greg_68

I don't think even there was a correct paint it would adhere properly and … I don't think even there was a correct paint it would adhere properly and would end up looking a dogs dinner.Get a new oven, imo.


You would have to clean all the lumps out first or the finish would look a bit odd I agree X)

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comedy thread of the day! No way would I put any kind of paint into a microwave. You wont know what is released once 1000W are heating it.

Then again, people use non-stick pans on high heat which is known to release large amounts of carcinogens!

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http://www.dailygalaxy.com/.a/6a00d8341bf7f753ef0120a81f3477970b-320wi

I knew it was gonna be bad when I read it involved women and DIY.

Warhammer paint should do the job. Or tipex

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You could wallpaper it op

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