How to paint behind a radiator
Have you ever noticed that the paint behind your radiator always flakes and fades faster than the rest of the wall? That’s because paint deteriorates faster due to heat. So, if you want your paint job to last, it’s important to take the extra time to prepare and paint the paint behind your radiator. Here’s how:
- Remove all loose paint chips. Use a wire brush or putty knife to scrape away flaking or peeling paint. If the spot is particularly bad, you may need to sand the surface to create a smooth surface for painting.
- Clean the surface. Whether you are painting over bare metal or an existing coat of paint, it is important to start with a clean surface. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth to remove dirt, dust or grease.
- Apply a primer. Once the surface is clean and dry, apply a primer intended for metal surfaces. This will help the paint adhere better and prevent rusting.
- Paint as usual. Once the primer is dry, you can paint over it as you would any other wall surface. Choose a high-quality paint for use in high-traffic areas for best results.
- Allow the room to dry completely before replacing furniture or appliances. This gives the paint enough time to cure and prevents accidental damage.
Painting behind your radiator may seem like a tedious task, but it is important if you want your paint job to last. By taking the time to remove loose paint flakes, clean the surface, apply a primer and allow the area to dry completely before replacing furniture or appliances, you will ensure that your newly painted surface looks great for years to come!