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Re: Glossing Radiators.
Reply #7 - Nov 23rd, 2011, 9:03pm
 
Thanks for that Cumbriahandyman, much appreciated. Smiley
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Re: Glossing Radiators.
Reply #6 - Nov 23rd, 2011, 8:49pm
 
Look at the drying time on the tin, if 16 to 24 hours, leave for 24. When you turn the heating back on, don't be surprised if you get a strong smell of paint.
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Re: Glossing Radiators.
Reply #5 - Nov 23rd, 2011, 6:03pm
 
Thanks for your replies, but I'm more bothered about her using the rads too soon after I've painted them. Don't know if the paint will crack and peel or whatever. Huh
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Re: Glossing Radiators.
Reply #4 - Nov 23rd, 2011, 11:06am
 
Paint them magnolia. Win-win all round.
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Re: Glossing Radiators.
Reply #3 - Nov 23rd, 2011, 10:51am
 
Ordinary gloss tends to go yellow.
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Re: Glossing Radiators.
Reply #2 - Nov 22nd, 2011, 6:37pm
 
Forgot to say, they already have a coat of ordinary gloss on them. Don't think there is much point in using Radiator paint.  Roll Eyes
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Re: Glossing Radiators.
Reply #1 - Nov 22nd, 2011, 5:51pm
 
If you are using radiator paint, it will tell you on the tin.

If you are using ordinary gloss paint, don't.
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Glossing Radiators.
Nov 22nd, 2011, 5:44pm
 

  I'm glossing a few central heating radiators for my daughter and would like to know how long should it be before she can use the radiators after. When I do my own I normally leave them turned off for a few days but don't know if I really need to.
                       
                        Thanks,  Mikee.     Undecided  Smiley
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