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painting radiators

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by rossi68, 3 May 2004.

  1. rossi68

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    hi,ive just moved house and not having radiators before,my question being,can u use normal paint or have u got to use speacialist paint to paint them

    ju :oops:
     
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    ive painted radiators before with gloss radiator paint, looked a bit untidy i thought. Ive just recently taken my downstairs radiators off the walls, going to take them outside and try spraying them this time, hopefully will give a nicer finish :)

    to answer your question directly, yes i think you need to use a paint designed to be used on radiators rather than just any old paint.
     
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    The spray on radiator enamel works really well. Give the radiator a good sanding with wet and dry to give a good key first and remove all of the fixtures and fittings. If you dont go for the spray, try Rustins radiator enamel, it doesn't yellow at all. Ive even used it for skirting boards because it stays white for so long..
     
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    I've found the B&Q Everywhere paint works quite well if you want a bit of colour.
     
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