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Matt paint for rads

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HeavenlyAmy Mon 08-Apr-13 18:50:07

Just started painting dd's room, and as we are using matt paint on the woodwork, thought that the rads should be matt too. Is this do-able, does anyone know? Do you have to sand down first? Any comments welcome smile

nocake Mon 08-Apr-13 18:52:17

I've used satinwood paint on rads with good results. A water based paint smells less than an oil based paint. I just cleaned and lightly rubbed down the old paint with wire wool. Make sure the rad is cold and leave it off until the paint is completely dry.

PigletJohn Tue 09-Apr-13 01:59:13

+1 for satinwood on radiators.

Not emulsion, because it holds dirt and dust

Not gloss, because it cracks and discolours.

HeavenlyAmy Thu 11-Apr-13 00:18:01

I ended up getting some 'satin' radiator paint. Matt is available apparently, but not in any of the 4 shops I went to!

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