08-30-2012 05:26 AM
I like to know what kind of paint would i need to paint a wood radiatior cover? I need a paint for wood that would not crack since it's going get hot from the radiator.
08-30-2012 11:49 AM
The heat generated by radiators and transferred to surrounding wooden covers does not require any special type of high heat paint. You can use conventional interior paint, either oil or latex. My personal preference for furniture is for an oil paint due to its hard, durable enamel finish. Spray cans can deliver a surprising good finish, especially on those louvers or grates which a heater cover would have.
It is a good idea to prime and paint ALL surfaces, even those which do not show. This will help stabilize the wood from seasonal humidity variations. This wood will be extremely dry during the heating season. It is a good idea to prevent it from absorbing excess moisture during the off season.
Hope this has been of help.