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Painting copper pipes

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by curiousorange, 29 Sep 2010.

  1. curiousorange

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    What is the best way to paint copper central-heating pipes please? Does it make any difference if they are indoors or outdoors? Thanks.
     
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    What are you doing with central heating pipes outside? I bet you are the guy responsible for global warming.
     
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    NOT with emulsion paint ;)
     
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    Bare copper should be painted first with calcium Plumbate, this is an etch primer. Then undercoat and gloss to follows. This will stop the pipes going green.
     
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    A plumber told me that you just put gloss paint on the bare metal. Was that wrong? Thanks.
     
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    He wasn't wrong but it tends to scratch easily - hence the etch primer.
     
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