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  1. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    Hi guys a quick question. I purchased a modern tradional towel column radiator for £30 quid bargain. I'm going to use it for my bathroom but there is small rust bits on the column radiator so I was thinking to sand it down and primer and finish coat is this possible?
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Best option would be poweder coat

    But yes paint would work have to be careful on heat rating tho
     
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  3. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    You can get rad spray anywhere but Hammerite do a radiator enamel spray or paint . Depends on the finish you want.
     
  4. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    Cheers
     
  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You touching it up;);) or painting the whole rad?
     
  6. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    My plan is to respray the whole rad.
     
  7. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above then, just make sure that the paint is fit for the job.
     
  8. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    I've used hammerite before on a radiator at home, it's still good, must be about 12 years ago now.
     
  9. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Years ago herin door’s pal painted every radiator in her house with emulsion, as a bit if a self confessed pro diy decorator , I said it will crack, fall off and just not work .

    How wrong was I , its still on and looks as good as the day she did it .
     
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  10. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes you can spray or hand paint them just use the correct paint. Kop

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  11. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hate to tell you this mate. But she sands them down and paints them every 4 months.:p:p:D
     
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  12. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Lol , she didnt even rub them down , just put the emulsion straight on , I laughed at her , she had the last laugh though lol

    And its a good 15 years ago
     
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  13. Chester

    Chester New Member

    Sprayed using a gun, took rad off of wall, taped up neatly and it came out surprisingly well I thought.

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  14. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    :confused::confused::eek:Lovely colour:eek::eek::eek::eek::p:cool:
     
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  15. Chester

    Chester New Member

    Haha i know, it was for a little girls room:) there is a feature wall to the left which is the same colour.
     
  16. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That old chestnut :rolleyes::rolleyes:. :p:p
     
  17. Inverness

    Inverness Plumber GSR

    Looks good. Did you quick sand over then a primer then final finish coat?
     
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  18. Chester

    Chester New Member

    Cats out of the bag.. Men can like pink too okay!
     
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  19. Chester

    Chester New Member

    Scotch brite with panel wipe, sanded, can't remember how fine we went, then panel wiped again to clean up, used some kind of container paint I think, left a nice finish, my friend is a paintsprayer by trade so I just followed his lead to be totally honest. As long as it's clean/grease free and you prep it well you should be good. Just check paint can handle the temperature. Spraying with air fed gun gave a nice even coat.
     
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