If you have been following my posts, you probably know that about a month ago, we were getting ready to contract a paint job for our old Whirlpool refrigerator which has been with us for twenty-nine years. The poor darling was in a very poor shape and needed a fresh coat of paint badly.
We had spoken to the representatives of a company called Refri Hogar, S.A. to paint and make minor repairs to our old Whirlpool refrigerator. They quoted $220.00 which we immediately accepted. They never kept their word. Every time we called, the said they would come to pick up the fridge “mañana”. “Mañana” never materialized.
My wife resorted to the phone book yellow pages and successfuly found another alternative. This time it worked. Víctor Gil, a former employee of Sears, quoted $150.00 to do the same job at our house and complete the task in one day. He kept his word.
Last Wednesday he diligently came at seven o’clock, and at two o’clock he turned in a spotless refrigerator. I was very impressed with his speed and responsibility. That’s not very common these day.
So far our ole fridge is working like a Swiss clock and purring like a kitten. I enjoy looking at its bright white color. It looks almost like a new appliance.
For posterity, I took a couple of shots to compare the previous state of the appliance before the paint job, and afterwards. The difference is dramatic. This is the visual comparison.
I. Before the Paint Job
Photograph of our rusty Whirlpool refrigerator. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Notice the rusty spots on the borders of the doors. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Panama humid tropical climate had really taken its toll on our old Whirlpool refrigerator. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
II. After the Paint Job:
The upper section of the refrigerator recently painted by Victor Gil. (Omar Upegui R.)
All the rust was brushed away and a fresh coat of polyurethane white paint was applied. The difference is dramatic to say the least. (Omar Upegui R.)
Notice how all the rust was removed from the upper section of the appliance. I was impressed with Victor's performance. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
Now that this baby has been taken care of, we have agreed with Victor to work on our Westinghouse stove. Its shape is not so bad, but a good fresh coat of white paint would be great. When our piggy bank is fat enough, we’ll send our stove to the beauty parlor. Good Day.
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