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Rust Inhibiting Spray For The Inside Of Your Washing Machine

by Lucille Peters

Washing machines can rust on the inside. A washing machine may look great from the outside, but behind the paint, rust can form and quickly cause your washing machine to fall apart. This is especially true if your washing machine is located in your damp basement. To protect your washing machine from internal rust, a little work with rust inhibiting spray is necessary. Although the rust inhibiting spray is commonly used for vehicles, it can extend the life of your washing machine just like it does cars. Here, you will learn how to coat the inside of your washing machine with rust inhibiting spray to prevent the rust from occurring.

To complete this project you will need:

  • Masking tape and newspaper
  • Sandpaper
  • Screwdriver
  • Paper mask, safety goggles and rubber gloves – to protect yourself from the overspray
  • Rust inhibiting primer and paint

Prepare for the Project

Start by turning off the water and disconnecting the water lines and drain line. Unplug the washer and pull it away from the wall.

Use the screwdriver to remove the screws on the back of the washing machine and remove the rear cover. This will give you a good view of the inside of your machine.

Wrap the wash drum and mechanical components with newspaper and tape it in place.

Lay newspaper on the floor around the area where you are working to prevent paint damage to the flooring.

Open any windows or doors in the area to increase ventilation while you work.

Prep and Paint the Machine

Before you apply any rust inhibiting spray to the machine, you must first sand away any rust that has already formed. Once this is done, use a damp cloth to wipe down the surfaces to remove any dust, dirt and debris. Walk away for a while to let the machine dry completely before you proceed. Rushing the process and painting over a wet surface will cause the paint to bubble, flake, crack and eventually peel off of the metal.

Now, spray a coat of rust inhibiting primer on the surface as evenly as possible. Let it dry for a few hours. Inspect the finish. If you see any areas that are rough from rust, sand it once more, wipe away dust and apply another coat of primer.

After the primer has dried, apply a thin coat of paint. Wait for that to dry and then apply one more coat.

Once the paint has dried, replace the back of the machine and carefully insert the screws. Slide it back into place, hook up the water and drain lines and plug it in. Run an empty cycle with white vinegar to help reduce the paint fumes that remain.

This project may seem like a waste of time since you don't see the inside of your machine, but that is the first area that will rust since most manufacturers don't take the time to do it during the making of the machine.