And then there was the garbage compactor.
It was practically brand new, it looked like it had been used once.
the stove, range hood, the oven and the microwave with new
stainless steal appliances. But that left the new and
very white trash compactor. After checking around a
bit we were surprised to learn that a new SS compactor
would cost approximately $675.
That seemed like a lot of mullah for just a color change, so here is what I did.
First I ordered a product called Soft Metal on ebay and I paid approximately $33 for this amazing product. It goes on very much like a window film. It was very easy to apply. The only hard part was taking the compactor out of its mechanism and taking off the parts I needed to spray paint black. I sprayed the white hard plastic control panel along with the foot pedal that opens up the compactor with Rustoleum black spray paint. Then I placed the metal coating over the white front panel of the compactor. I have not been happy with the way the paint stuck to the foot pedal so I will be ordering a new black foot pedal but all the other painted pieces are holding up well.
The color of the metal matched the other appliances perfectly.
Then all I had to do was put the compactor back together, not the easiest task but I finally got it reassembled.
And here is the finished project. I was in such a hurry to take my pictures that I had not wiped off the metal film after applying it but unlike some stainless steal it does not usually show finger prints. Since my dishwasher does show every finger print and water spot I am considering covering my it with the Soft Metal too.
And here is a staged version just for kicks.
Now doesn't that look much better than the white we started with....
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