Colourful radiator

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by RMH, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. RMH

    RMH New Member

    Could anyone offer some advice please?
    I am re-decorating my sons bedroom and he would like his radiator to be silver!
    Is it ok to use, say, automotive spray paint from a can or is there a better alternative?
    Many Thanks
     
  2. MOONSHINE

    MOONSHINE New Member

  3. > Is it ok to use, say, automotive spray paint from a
    can


    ...no


    you need to spray with rad enamel...doubt you'll get it in silver tho'
     
  4. RMH

    RMH New Member

    Many Thanks

    The link has silver, just the ticket.

    Thanks
     
  5. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Is it ok to use, say, automotive spray paint
    from a
    [/i]can


    ...no


    you need to spray with rad enamel...doubt you'll get
    it in silver tho'

    Nonsense. It can be sprayed with automotive or other type paint or brush/roller painted with emulsion or oil based paint. No need to use radiator enamel
     
  6. MRWONG006

    MRWONG006 New Member

    Yer but radiator enamel etc last longer & will not peel dis colour etc
     
  7. Welsh Decorator 42

    Welsh Decorator 42 New Member

    Do you know at what temp silver paint will dis colour?
    The rad would that hot, it would take your skin off first!
     
  8. gardm1nt

    gardm1nt New Member

    aluminium paint would be excelent for the job or thinned hamerite.
     
  9. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Yer but radiator enamel etc last longer & will not
    peel dis colour etc

    Strange that. My own Rads, painted in matt emulsion to blend in with walls have not peeled or discoloured. Some done 4-5 years ago. Maybe I prepped them properly. Same for rads I have painted for customers.
     
  10. MRWONG006

    MRWONG006 New Member

    What should I paint my radiators with? Just stating a fact


    Most of our radiators are painted with cellulose or acrylic car spray paint, there is no need to use expensive specialist radiator paints - car paint is designed to cope with extremes of temperatures and be tough enough to withstand a great deal of abuse. Emulsion paint can be used, but the finish tends to not last very long cracking and peeling are common problems with using emulsion.Powder coating produces a fabulous finish, BUT... the radiators are not designed to go through the prolonged baking process 9 times out of 10 all will be well, but especially on old cast iron radiators the paper seals between the sections can be damaged, replacing these is a very hard task. If you want to powder coat a radiator find a powder coater who uses a low temperature baking process.

    A similar looking end result to powder coating can be achieved using products like "Plasti-coat" a spray paint available from DIY stores.


    You should use radiator clearcoat on top of normal paint unless stated on the tin that it can be used for rads
     
  11. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Don't know where you got that info from Mr Wrong

    Don't give a stuff what they say. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

    I asked Dulux Tech Help once if you could apply emulsion paint over Vinyl wallpaper. They said no, it will not stick to the paper. I have stripped several rooms over the years that had Vinyl paper emulsioned over it and it was a swine to steam off. So much for the experts
     
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member


    Is it ok to use, say, automotive spray paint from a
    can



    ...no


    I sprayed my own rads using Ford Diamond White from an aerosol can 21 years ago, they still look perfect ... I think that says enough.
     

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