How to Repair a Chip in the Paint of a GE Oven


A GE oven can work well for years, but with regular use, it may suffer wear and tear that detract from its appearance. When your appliance gets chips or nicks, you can repair a chipped surface with special touch-up paint offered by General Electric. For best results, try to precisely match the color of the oven with the touch-up paint.

Things You'll Need

  • GE touch-up paint
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • 440-grit sandpaper
  • Tack cloth
  • Find the product label on the oven and note the model name, number and serial number. The product label may be on the side edge of the oven door, the side or the back of the appliance.

  • Contact GE to order touch-up paint that will match the color of your oven (800-626-2002). If your oven is a recent model, GE sells touch-up paint in almond, white and black on the company's website. If your oven is older and has a different color, call GE and identify the oven by model, name and serial number to find out how to purchase touch-up paint that will match your oven color.

  • Saturate a cleaning cloth with warm water and dishwashing soap and wash the oven surface where you will apply the touch-up paint. After removing all dirt and grease from the area, rinse away the soap with water and dry the oven surface thoroughly with a clean cloth.

  • Sand the chipped surface very lightly with the sandpaper to prepare it for painting. Take care not to sand any oven surface where you do not wish to apply paint. Wipe the sanded surface carefully with the tack cloth to remove sanding dust.

  • Brush the touch-up paint lightly over the chipped area to cover the chip and fill it in with paint. Allow the paint to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Assess the painted area after the first coat of paint dries. Apply a second coat of paint, if you desire. Allow the second coat of paint to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are using touch-up paint that may not match your oven color precisely, test the color match in an inconspicuous area first before you use it to repair the oven chip.

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