Can you paint a range cooker to change colour?

Ok I'm afraid if you want to know if you can change an range cooker's colour the blunt answer is no! I mean you can physically do it. If you choose a high temperature paint it won't even burn off. Sadly though it will look terrible (trust me I've seen it!) and worse than that you can never, ever, clean it! The paint you use will scratch off if you scrub it and dissolve off if you use chemicals. I've cleaned painted range cooker's before and been quite convinced they looked worse after than before! 

Enamelling things is hard and expensive but range cookers are enamelled because it's the best thing for the job - there are no shortcuts I'm afraid! 


Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates


Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with these fabulous cookers in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!