Note: I have an electric stove, with burners that just don’t look nice even right after cleaning. So, I painted a pair of cake pans that were heading for the trash, and now I don’t mind looking at the stove.
For this project, you don’t have to be artist – just paint like you did in grade school. You’ll be surprised at how effective this can be.
8 inch cake pan for the small burners
9 inch cake pan for the large burner
acrylic paints – base white, plus any other colors you need for your design (you could also use white primer paint for metal as your base coat; just make sure it will be okay as a base for the acrylic paints that you will use for the rest of your painted design)
brush-on or spray, gloss or matte
Clean the bottom of the cake pan with rubbing alcohol, you will actually see some metal paint or dust from the pan. Let this air dry, and don’t touch it with your hands to avoid leaving fingerprints.
Now paint on two coats of white paint, making sure you go one way, from one end to the other end, in a brush stroke. Let dry for a couple of hours.
Now paint on any design or scenery you want. If doing a landscape like mine, I started with a darker blue at the top, working lighter blues towards the middle, ending with a dark green at the bottom working the lighter greens towards the light blue. I’m no artist, but I don’t think I did too badly – and my kids liked the picture!
Let the painting dry for a day, then brush or spray on a sealer.
Caution: Do make sure that your stove burners are turned off and cold before topping with your masterpiece.