Radiator Paint Keeps Cracking and Flaking off


Postby Pine_99 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:09 pm

The radiator in my kitchen is just breaking my heart. No matter how regularly I paint it, the paint keeps cracking and flaking off. The process is taking about 6 - 8 months. After this period it's requiring an entire new paint job.
What am I doing wrong?

I've attached some pictures to illustrate the problem. Basically I will gently rub down the damaged paint work with a wire scrub to create a smooth surface and then paint over. Last time I applied 2 coats. But then about 6 months later I'm back to square one.

Does anyone have any ideas/ tips?
Cheers
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Postby diydoctor6 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:51 pm

Hi Pine_99,
We have some great tips about painting metal here which will help you:

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/painting_metal.htm

Make sure you use a radiator paint. Here's a few to choose from:

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... ?limit=100
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Postby Pine_99 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:37 pm

That's brilliant. Just what I was looking for.

Thanks diydoctor6.

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