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Getting old paint off metal radiator covers

simonandgracesimonandgrace Member Posts: 1
How can I find someone to remove old paint from metal radiator covers without smelling up whole apartment?  Or find someone to do it in my area?


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,952
    Difficult. Most paint removers either do smell, or don't work. Can you physically remove the covers and take them out to an open area where they can be worked on?

    I would suggest, barring that, that you find a really good and reputable painter, and seek their advice.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • ChicagoCooperatorChicagoCooperator Member Posts: 266
    If they are covers and easily removable, you could have them dip stripped (assuming metal) and repainted offsite.
  • Big Ed_4Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,359
    Sand Blast , Tomb stone makers use large sand blasters. Cash works ...
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
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