Most recent update in January 2023: It has been over 4 years since I painted my old mixer and the mixer still looks good sitting on the counter but it is starting to get a few tiny chips around the base of the mixer. The chips are only noticeable when you are close to the mixer. I may need to repaint the mixer in the future.
I finally bit the bullet and painted my ugly and stained Kitchenaid Mixer a beautiful copper color and it looks brand new!
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I have had my white Kitchenaid Mixer for over twenty years and it has been a workhorse.
I love to cook and I make specialty cakes. Also, I cater events so my mixer is used a lot. This old mixer is so stained with food coloring and I tried everything to remove the stains. I was so embarrassed for anyone to see this dirty looking mixer on my counter but I wanted to keep using it because it has been a great mixer. My mixer has taken a beating mixing up homemade fondant and it still runs great.
I have been seeing on Instagram and Pinterest how you can spray paint your Kitchenaid mixers but I was terrified to take mine apart. If I took it apart and caused it to stop working, I would be so mad at myself. There are many great tutorial videos on YouTube so I watched a few and realized that it wasn’t that hard and you do not touch the mixer’s motor except to cover it with tape to protect it. All you have to do is remove a couple of small screws.
Supplies I Used
Spray Paint Can- Rustoleum Universal Clear Topcoat
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Watch a few YouTube videos before you start to paint your mixer. I was going to make one but there are so many great videos there.
- Clean your mixer well.
- Disassemble your machine. You can easily remove the end cover over the motor and the bowl clamping plate where the mixing bowl sits with a screwdriver. You can also remove the silver Kitchenaid strap around the top of the machine with a screwdriver.
- Using painters tape, tape everything that you do not want spray painted. Make sure you tape the cord well and also tape the motor on the back of the mixer extremely well.
- Spray paint the mixer very lightly to avoid runs and drips. It is much better to do many light coats of spray paint instead of one heavy coat. After the paint dried, I used a topcoat to seal the paint. I used Rustoleum Clear Topcoat and sprayed a few light coats.The copper spray painted mixer looks stunning now. I wish I had painted it sooner because it wasn’t hard to paint at all and it still works just like the workhorse it is.