Tuesday was my day off. It was also the day I planned to defrost and paint the freezer black to match the rest of our appliances. The 2008 12 cf freezer was originally a textured white. Now it’s a textured black. Looks like new too. It had acquired a few scuffs and scrapes, one of which was down to metal. I used Rustoleum’s Appliance Epoxy spray paint in Black. It took a whole can just to paint the door. Good thing I had bought two cans on Friday. I painted the case of the freezer while sitting in place. The door was taken apart and painted outside.
ON EDIT: 8/3/14… The Rustoleum FlexiDip did exactly what it is advertised that it would do. It peeled off. So I ended up spraying the rubbery handle with Rustoleum Universal spray paint in Satin Black. It’s been a few weeks and the handle is doing great. I should have used this first but I wanted to try the FlexiDip. Live and learn.
Also made a batch of Homemade Laundry Soap (powdered version) on Thursday, my other day off. I like this one because I don’t have to measure anything and I don’t have to cook anything. Plus it will keep without having to stir or mix it before using every time. I just put a 3 oz bar of Ivory Soap (3pk @ $0.97) on a paper plate and microwaved it for 1-1/2 minutes on high (I waved for 1 minute, removed the fluffed soap, then waved the blob of semi-solid soap that was left until it was blown up). I used a total of three bars. Then, after it cools a bit, I pulled it into pieces and tossed it into my Ninja food processor to make fine crumbs. I combined the soap with 1 (3 lb 7 oz @ $3.24) box Super Washing Powder, 1 (4 lb 12 oz @ $6.15) box 20 Mule Team Borax, 1 (4 lb @ $2.24) box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and 1 (1.3 lb @ $3.86) jar of Oxyclean. I put mine in a tall kitchen trash bag and mixed it up. It only takes 2 tbsp to wash a load of clothes in my super large capacity top load washer. Only Ivory can be microwaved. I’m allergic to many fragrances or soaps, not sure which. But I am fine with Ivory so that is the one I chose to use. Plus I’m lazy and liked the idea that I could avoid grating the soap. I’ve got a pile of laundry detergent for a total of $16.46. I am using the scoop from the Oxyclean as the scoop for the laundry detergent. So one scant scoop per load.
I will post on how well it works.