How to paint a radiator14th November, 2013|
Our easy to follow guide with step by step instructions on how to paint a radiator will have your radiators looking sharp in no time.
Turn off the radiator and allow it to cool down.
Place a dustsheet under the radiator.
Lightly rub down the surface with sandpaper or wet and dry sandpaper.
Clean the radiator by using a damp cloth and detergent to remove any dirt or dust as this will affect the finish. Preparation is the key!
If you have any patches of rust or bare metal, they need to be treated with a metal primer.
Start at one end by painting small sections at a time going across the radiator.
Once the radiator has been painted, remember to check for any paint runs. If there are with an unloaded brush, just brush them out.
Allow the paint to dry following the manufacturers instructions and recommendations on the tin. We recommend two coats are required so follow step 3 to 8 again.
NB: When turning the radiator back on it may give off a paint smell of which is normal and will rapidly disappear after the radiator has been in use.