removing emulsion from radiator


Postby littlemissdoitall » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:13 pm

How do I remove emulsion paint from a radiator? can I use heat gun? Thanks.
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Postby rosebery » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:25 pm

Water based paint can't be taken off with a heat gun.

I doubt it's emulsion, more likely eggshell which is a matt finish but a spirit based paint. Are you sure it's emulsion?

Are you trying to repaint the rad? If so and it is eggshell just lightly sand it to key and paint over.

If not what are you trying to do?

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Postby littlemissdoitall » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:19 am

Sure it's emulsion on radiator, I want to remove it and repaint, it is currently a very dark purple. Thanks for help X
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Postby rosebery » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:15 pm

If it's emulsion it should come off fairly easily using a pan scourer and hot water as the emulsion should not have adhered that well to the (presumably) gloss surface underneath.

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Postby littlemissdoitall » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:57 am

Thank you so much I will give it a go. x
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Postby Radwiseguy » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:55 am

[quote="littlemissdoitall"]How do I remove emulsion paint from a radiator? can I use heat gun? Thanks.[/quote]

To get the Radiator off quickly easily and CLEANLY, to decorate clean it etc, get hold of a set of Radclamps, this tool allows you to take radiators off without draining ANY water, unbelievable but true! [color=brown][/color]
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