I am in the final stages of rebuilding my complete fridge a and freezer
. I ripped out the original units leaving a massive hole of bare hull
in the galley
and then built entirely new boxes using Glacier Bay VIP panels
, foam board and plywood
. I lived the inside of the boxes in 1/4" marine plywood
which was epoxy
coated twice all around before installation
and then the insides of the two boxes were given 4 thick coats of epoxy
Now they need to be painted and this is where I went wrong. I spoke to the Sherwin Williams people and they told me I had to use special paint
or the paint
would give off poisonous gasses as the units cooled and it would be unsafe for food
. The sold me a gallon of "Freezer Coat" for $75 and assured me this was the ticket.
Well, I took their advice and painted it on without reading the spec sheet on it. BIG mistake. This paint will not cure at any temp over 50 degrees F. The Sherwin Williams guys misunderstood my needs and assumed I was talking about a fridge and freezer
ALREADY in service
, not new units at regular room temp.
My perfect new boxes thus were coated in a thick, gooey mess of paint that would not cure. So a full days work
later with a heat gun, scraper, MEK and lots of rags and I got the boxes back to the bare epoxy. I gave them yet another coat of epoxy to make up for any that was scraped or sanded away and now its time to recoat.
So.... after the long story.... what kind of paint should I use? I am looking for a simple gloss white finish. Is a regular gloss white enamel ok?