My turn to be baffled :p
My kitchen appliances are fine but all white. Stove, fridge, washing machine. Not exactly bad but I'd love them to look a little less dated and I ain't going to replace them so I was thinking paint. A good alkyd oil paint would probably be durable enough though heat from the stove may be an issue. Epoxy might be better, I think they make a heat-resistant type. I don't mind the mess, the hassle, the work involved, or to a small degree the material costs :cool:
My big problem is that the stove and washer surfaces are porcelain, not paint. Having refinished a couple tubs with epoxy I have found that it's not so much that the coating wears out (it can be re-coated), it's more of not being able to achieve a really good bond to the porcelain underneath it :mad: So has anyone done this successfully (especially a stove which gets mighty hot)?
If I can make this work it will allow me to update the rest of the very dated kitchen I live with. Otherwise I'm going to be stuck living in a 60's time machine until it becomes 'chic' again in another 50 years or till the appliances wear out, and I don't think I can take that much longer before I have to spend the remodeling money money on a psychiatrist instead :p