Painting a radiator with emulsion

21 Oct 2014
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West Midlands
United Kingdom
Just decorated my front room which included giving the bay radiator a fresh coat of white satin radiator paint. Finish is pretty good, but as the bay is big, it looks like a big white block in the room as the rest is a kind of claret colour.

Can radiators be painted with emulsion? Or is this doomed for failure? If it can be done, is it simply a light sand to key and brush it on?

Thoughts appreciated
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I did all the radiators in my last place with the same satinwood paint I'd bought for the skirting. Looked fine, and did not discolour in the further few years I was there.
Car paint? That has to withstand getting very hot under the summer sun and you can get any colour.

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