ReturnRenewing Radiators with Heat Resistant Paint
The arrival of the winter cold at home is usually accompanied by another aesthetic discomfort: discovering that your heaters look worn out after six months in storage, even though they still work perfectly well. You can’t repaint these appliances with just any paint, as high temperatures can ruin their finish or even jeopardize their safety.
Here's how to renew a couple of different heating systems with a duo of specially designed aerosols.
RADIATOR PAINT AND HEAT RESISTANT PAINT
In general, acrylic and synthetic paints aren’t designed to withstand high temperatures, whether they come from an aerosol or not. So if you subject them to those conditions, you’ll soon see that the finish quickly deteriorates, or in the most extreme cases, catches fire.
That’s why different types of paint have been developed specially prepared to withstand high temperatures. Montana Colors offers these products in a spray format to guarantee easy application and a professional finish; namely Heat Resistant Paint and Radiator Paint.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
MTN PRO Heat Resistant Paint paint contains silicone resins and thermoset pigments that make this paint resistant to temperatures of up to 700 ºC. Thanks to this property, it’s the ideal paint for elements that have to resist thermal shock, like stoves, boilers or exhaust pipes.
It’s available in two colors: black and silver.
MTN PRO Radiator Paint contains a chemical enamel that’s resistant to temperatures of up to 100 ºC and does not yellow. It’s available in the three most common colors for radiators: white, gray and beige.
Can you use the MTN PRO Heat Resistant Paint to paint radiators?
Yes, of course! However, it’ll be more expensive, and the colors of the range won’t match the usual tones used for radiators.
HOW DO YOU USE THEM?
These spray paints work in the same way as in practically all conventional aerosols. Even if it’s the first time you’ve ever used them and it seems difficult at first, you’ll soon get the hang of it.
As you can see in the Bricoydeco TV video, you have to clean the surface you want to paint, before applying the product. The MTN PRO Ethyl Alcohol is ideal for heaters that have already been painted, or the MTN PRO Solvent can be used if they need more thorough cleaning.
Once you’ve shaken the aerosol for a minute, proceed to apply the paint by spraying from a distance of about 20 cm using fast strokes. We recommend carrying out a small test on a hidden part to check the flow of the spray. Remember that it’s always better to apply several thin layers than one thick one.
This winter we can't help you with your electricity bill, but we can help you make your heating systems look practically new without spending a lot of time or money. Go ahead and try it out, you’ll see it’s easy to do it yourself!ShareDecember 10, 2021