What to give the brave culinary experimenter who has to have everything in pink?
Pink blender? yep.
Pink kitchenware? of course.
Pink bakeware? check.
Pink apron? two of them.
Pink fire suppression device?......
It started out as a joke, and just might be the perfect Valentine's Day gift... (we'll see)
Blue Painter's Tape (or masking tape)
600 grit waterproof sandpaper
Rust-Oleum "Painter's Touch" - #1950 Berry Pink
Rust-Oleum "Painter's Touch" - #1901 Gloss Clear (optional)
Plastic bags (use hardware store bag from above purchases)
Respirator, or Particulate air-filter
Razor, X-Acto, or really sharp knife
Step 1: Prep school
See that brand spanking new extinguisher?
Mask off the label with the blue tape, use the razor to cut around the corners of the label.
Tape around the safety ring to secure it to the handle. Mask off the nozzle, handle, and gauge assembly.
Cut the 600 grit sandpaper into 4-inch wide strips.
Fill the bucket halfway with water.
Start sanding the exposed areas of the tank. The goal is to level the surface we will be painting, and to give the paint a slight texture to adhere to. The sandpaper loses it's "bite" as the dust clogs it's abrasive surface. Rinse the sandpaper in the bucket to keep it free of paint build up.
Stop sanding when the entire tank feels smooth to the touch. It will have an evenly dull sheen. Make sure you don't leave any glossy spots, as the paint may not stick well to these areas.
Clean the tank using paper towels and alcohol, allow it to dry completely before the next step.