Painting wooden slats of clothes dryer

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by rarara, 29 Aug 2018.

  1. rarara

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    Have a cast iron pulley with pine slats. Looking to paint the slats for a couple of reasons...

    1) The ceiling is newly painted white so trying to make it stand out a bit less

    2) The pine is starting to blacken a little (mould?) - not transferring to clothes yet, but want to prevent future issues.

    What is the best white paint to use, considering it is for hanging damp clothes???

    Also, with 3 children it is constantly in use, so ideally something that is easy and quick to apply a couple of coats.
     
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    Off hand, I can't think of any suitable pigmented paint.

    One of the OSMA clear coatings might suffice though.

    TBH, I would stick with the naked wood unless there are problems. Increasing air flow might be a better priority.
     
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    Just stumbled across this post, sorry if I am late to the party.

    I would advise that you do not attempt to paint the slats, why because I have never ever seen a "working pulley" with pained slats.

    If you consider the working environment of any paint film? heat, humidity and worst of all abrasion by many differing fabrics, in effect a worst case scenario for a paint film to try to withstand?

    OK Paint the slats if the pulley is a decorative non functional item, but not if it is being utilised for its original intended function

    Only thing I can think of doing is to sand of the slats back to their original red pine.

    Ken
     
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    i'm really surpised there is no suitable paint for wood that is exposed to a bit of dampness. what about something like ronseal floor paint in white? (have used this in grey on a floor and it goes on easily, dries quickly and forms a stable surface)
     
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