A range hood is an enclosed fan that absorbs heat, grease and odors located directly over a stove. A range hood protects the air in your home by venting pollutants and dispersing these impurities outside of your home. Painting your range hood is a cost-effective way to update your decor. A variety of paint colors are available to fit your needs. To paint a range hood, heat-resistant appliance paint must be used.
Turn off the power to the range hood, at the circuit breaker. Clean the range hood thoroughly with a degreaser to remove dirt and grease.
Cover the stove with plastic or newspaper to protect the surface of the stove. Cover all of the areas that you do not wish to paint, such as the ceiling and kitchen cabinets, with plastic and painter's tape.
Sand the range hood with 150-grit sandpaper to prepare the surface for the paint and to remove any rust spots that have developed over time. Clean the hood range with a tack cloth to remove sanding particles. Ensure all of the particles are removed.
Apply metal primer to the range hood with smooth, even strokes. Hold the can 12 to 16 inches away from the surface. Apply two to three thin coats. Allow the primer to dry for 15 minutes between each coat of primer. Apply additional coats, if necessary, until the previous color cannot be seen.
Sand the primer, lightly, with 220-grit sandpaper to prepare the surface for optimal paint adhesion. Rough up the surface but do not remove the primer. Remove the sanding particles with a tack cloth.
Apply spray paint to the range hood with even, side-to-side strokes. Hold the paint can 12 to 16 inches from the surface. Spray the paint in thin coats to avoid paint drips. Apply two to three coats or more, as needed. Allow the paint to dry for 15 minutes between each coat of paint.
Remove painter's tape and plastic from the area. Turn on the power to your range hood at the circuit breaker. Allow the paint to dry 24 to 48 hours before use.