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How to paint a radiator
14th 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.

Step 1: 

Turn off the radiator and allow it to cool down.


Step 2:

Place a dustsheet under the radiator.


Step 3:

Lightly rub down the surface with sandpaper or wet and dry sandpaper.


Step 4:

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!


Step 5:

If you have any patches of rust or bare metal, they need to be treated with a metal primer.


Step 6: 

Start at one end by painting small sections at a time going across the radiator.


Step 7:

Once the radiator has been painted, remember to check for any paint runs. If there are with an unloaded brush, just brush them out.


Step 8:

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.




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