New life to radiators

Give new life without changing your radiators.


2/26/20242 min read


Radiators, in addition to being functional elements for heating the home, can also be real pieces of furniture. Painting them correctly allows you to give them new life, improve their aesthetics and increase their energy efficiency. In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you step by step through how to paint radiators, providing useful tips to achieve a flawless result.

Step 1: Preparation

1.1 Pick the right time:

Ideally, the best season to paint radiators is spring, when the heating system is off.

If necessary, you can also take action during the winter, but be sure to close the radiator valve and wait until it has cooled down completely.

1.2. Protect the work area:

Cover the floor and wall behind the radiator with plastic sheeting secured with paper tape.

If possible, disassemble furniture or move it away from the radiator.

1.3. Prepare the radiator:

Thoroughly wipe the surface of the radiator with a damp cloth to remove dust and debris.

If the enamel is damaged and peeling, remove it by stripping or sandblasting.

If rust is present, apply an anti-rust product specifically for radiators.

Step 2: Painting

2.1. Choose the paint:

Opt for a water-based enamel specifically for radiators that is resistant to heat and temperature changes.

Otherwise, use a spray paint.

Choose the desired color, taking into account the style of the room and other furnishings.

2.2. Apply the paint:

Use a flat brush for flat surfaces and a curved-handled brush for interior areas.

Apply two coats of paint, being careful not to create any runs.

Let the first coat dry completely before applying the second.

Step 3: Helpful hints

To achieve a more even finish, you can use a spray gun.

If the radiator is cast iron, you may need to sand the surface before painting.

If the radiator is aluminum, be sure to use a paint specifically for that material.

  • Conclusion

    Painting radiators is a simple task that can be done by anyone with a little manual dexterity. By following the tips in this guide, you can give new life to your radiators , this technique many times is used by my partner Katarzyna Kròl architetta coming out of university with 110, When some customer asks for savings she many times proposes repainting the radiators this ploy brings significant money savings given the expense the customer would have to go through to change them. However, repainting improves their aesthetics and energy efficiency.