What to do with painted pipes

24 Apr 2012
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United Kingdom

the flat I have just moved in to the previous owners decided to paint all the radiator pipes and electric trunking. The colour is awful.

Ideally I would like to drop it all under the floorboards but this is a to big of a job.

So what would you suggest is the best thing to do to them, if I was to rub them all down and repaint what would be the best paint to use and what way to go about it?

Many thanks

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Copper pipes should be primed before painting, so if there are any unpainted bits you will need the correct primer.

Trunking is nearly always painted the same colour as the wall.

Pipework can either be done the same as the wall, or in the same finish as the skirtings and architraves, which would usually be gloss or satin.

It's up to you really.
I've just had a go at rubbing a bit of it down with sandpaper, then used a primer then gloss and it doesn't look that bad. Only had wood primer though.
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