Old radiators which are showing their age are not exactly the highlight in your interior. But some radiators can be a major eye-catcher; how about panel radiators or mini-radiators in different colours and shapes? You might consider painting them. This article will explain why it’s best not to.
Painting old radiators: not an easy job
Painting a radiator is a labour-intensive and time-consuming task. Firstly, you have to thoroughly clean and sand the radiator so that you can paint a smooth and even surface. Depending on the colour of your radiator, you may have to apply multiple layers of paint. Also, it’s important that you remove any old paint before repainting. If you fail to do so, there's a chance the radiator will be less efficient. Furthermore, you may also see the old layers of paint.
Painted radiators lead to energy losses
Old radiators use more energy than new models. Layers of paint also lead to radiators becoming less efficient. Even if you want to paint your radiators due to financial considerations, you may want to reconsider when you think in the long term. New models are energy-efficient and come in various colours, allowing you to keep yourself warm for years to come.
Radiators and your interior: a perfect match
Your radiators don’t have to be ugly ducklings. If you really don’t want to see your heating element, you could choose a design that fades into the background, such as mini-radiators which fit under the window. Panel radiators are also preferred for their modest appearance, particularly if your choose a colour that blends in with the walls. Want to see the models in a showroom? Then find a sales point near you!
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4 September 2020
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