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Cast Iron Radiator colors

Tim_41 Member Posts: 153
Thanks for the replies. I have read that article Mike a few times. Very good work.
I've painted a few using primer and a dark gray final coat.
We were looking for some examples of rads that are painted with different colors to help us decide on our final color.
I have zero ability when it comes to colors, decoration etc. Thats why I work in basements and crawl spaces.


  • Tim_41
    Tim_41 Member Posts: 153
    Cast Iron Radiator colors

    I am getting ready to paint the CI radiators and left the color up to my loving wife. She was wondering if anyone might be able to post some pictures of some with different colors for some ideas. Any help would be great. Thanks.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928

    Look under Radiators/Heat/Plumbing

    For detailed instructions select the "Resources" tab HERE AT THIS SITE--HEATING HELP, then "Hot Tech Topics". They're in alphabetic order. You'll find three articles on this topic. Look for Bronzing, Painting and Stripping as the first word.
  • realolman
    realolman Member Posts: 513
    I just

    moved an old fancy one into my living room. When it was in the basement, I thought it was the ugliest thing I ever saw. I painted it rustoleum gloss black. It is beautiful.
  • Phil_17
    Phil_17 Member Posts: 178
    Rustoleum antique bronze metallic

    This is one that I painted last fall. Note that this particular brand of paint can take a while to finish off-gassing, and it gets a little bit sticky (the mittens and gloves stick to it) when hot.
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