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    • justaquestion
    • By justaquestion 27th May 17, 10:51 PM
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    Painting radiators-White gloss or white satinwood paint?
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    Painting radiators-White gloss or white satinwood paint? 27th May 17 at 10:51 PM
    Hi folks,


    I need to paint a few radiators again, last time done was about 13 years ago, used white gloss, seemed to come out ok though smelt for a good while the paint baked in or something like that.


    I have been googling again and it seems some people prefer white satinwood paint over gloss. We have an autistic child who likes to touch everything after eating so its a bit of a struggle to keep them clean. Don't want to go to a lot of trouble with the painting, like using special radiator paint or anything like that.


    What in your opinion would be best satinwood or gloss paint, since they have been glossed before?
    Many thanks for any advice.
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    • kellyp
    • By kellyp 28th May 17, 9:27 AM
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    Satinwood. Easier to clean brushes after painting and doesn't turn the rads yellow!
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    • By Sicard 28th May 17, 9:56 AM
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    ^^ I'll second that.
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    • By phill99 28th May 17, 9:56 AM
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    Gloss has had its formula change in recent years and now yellows very quickly (within a few months). Use an oil based satinwood as it is hard wearing, but as it's formulated differently, it keeps its brightness for years.
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    • 28th May 17, 10:59 AM
    If you have the time to take the rads off then you get white spray enamel for fads which gives a near perfect finish with a bit of prep work.
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    • justaquestion
    • By justaquestion 28th May 17, 11:48 AM
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    Thanks so much for replies.


    So oil based Satinwood it seems it will be.
    1 Ok to paint it directly over the gloss?
    2 What are the chances that it will start to smell for a while (as Baking in) once I switch on rads again in Autumsn?


    Thanks a lot once again.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 28th May 17, 12:46 PM
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    I thought Satinwood was water-based?

    Also, if the radiators are gloss at the moment, you may find that the Satinwood does not stick properly unless you "key" the surface by cleaning and lightly sanding the surface.
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    • By flashg67 28th May 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 28th May 17, 12:52 PM
    +1 for oil based satinwood. I like Wilkos paints personally. Shouldn't smell if you do them now. Ideally do a light sanding to key first
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    I thought Satinwood was water-based?

    Also, if the radiators are gloss at the moment, you may find that the Satinwood does not stick properly unless you "key" the surface by cleaning and lightly sanding the surface.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    No. Satinwood is available in Oil or water based.
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    • By phill99 28th May 17, 1:59 PM
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    Thanks so much for replies.


    So oil based Satinwood it seems it will be.
    1 Ok to paint it directly over the gloss?
    2 What are the chances that it will start to smell for a while (as Baking in) once I switch on rads again in Autumsn?


    Thanks a lot once again.
    Originally posted by justaquestion


    Clean the rad first with a sugar soap solution. Key slightly by rubbing with sandpaper. Apply a coat of oil based undercoat allow to dry and then apply a second cot of oils based undercoat. Allow to dry and finish with a coat of satinwood.
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    • justaquestion
    • By justaquestion 19th Jun 17, 12:42 PM
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    Hey again Folks,


    Just come out of painting suppliers as have finished rooms now and ready to start on radiators.


    Was given some contradictory advice as regards satinwood v gloss in shop, they say only difference is satinwood has a bit of a shine.


    So as rads have already have oil based white gloss on them from years ago, ( I do have some white gloss) should I just buy satinwood gloss as you have already advised me to in replies.


    Main thing I want to avoid is Smell as paint bakes in, as partner has ashma, but hopefully if I do it now it might't be too bad when rads go on in September.


    I don't really want to do much preparatory work if at all possible except a good clean of rads and some light sanding?


    So I take it though I have an almost full tin of white gloss a few years old, still better to go and get some satinwood oil based gloss?


    Many thanks yet again.
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    • By lg13mza 19th Jun 17, 1:44 PM
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    Hey again Folks,


    Just come out of painting suppliers as have finished rooms now and ready to start on radiators.


    Was given some contradictory advice as regards satinwood v gloss in shop, they say only difference is satinwood has a bit of a shine.


    So as rads have already have oil based white gloss on them from years ago, ( I do have some white gloss) should I just buy satinwood gloss as you have already advised me to in replies.


    Main thing I want to avoid is Smell as paint bakes in, as partner has ashma, but hopefully if I do it now it might't be too bad when rads go on in September.


    I don't really want to do much preparatory work if at all possible except a good clean of rads and some light sanding?


    So I take it though I have an almost full tin of white gloss a few years old, still better to go and get some satinwood oil based gloss?


    Many thanks yet again.
    Originally posted by justaquestion

    Satin and gloss are two different things. Both available in water based or oil based. Only preference is the level of sheen you want at the end. Oil does yellow, but it isn't as bad as it was a few years ago when the EU mucked up the composition. Water based tends to need more coats, is harder to get a good finish and isn't as robust in my opinion but it is easier to clean up afterwards. I've recently painted about 1km of skirting and architrave with dulux trade satinwood (oil based) and wouldn't have dreamed of using water based. If it was me I would do as someone said above and get one of the spray enamel tins. With a clean and a sand you should be fine.
    • vw100
    • By vw100 19th Jun 17, 4:45 PM
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    Not sure, might be easier to just replace the radiator, saving on paints, prep work and labor.?
    • HGW2012
    • By HGW2012 16th Aug 17, 5:05 PM
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    Any brands recommended?
    Thanks
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 16th Aug 17, 5:22 PM
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    The best I've found is Dulux Trade paint (you don't have to be a trade customer, you can by it in B&Q).
    • keith969
    • By keith969 16th Aug 17, 7:29 PM
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    radiator paint:

    http://www.diy.com/departments/hammerite-enamel-white-satin-radiator-paint-500-ml/127932_BQ.prd?utm_source=engine_cpc&utm_medium=sho pping&utm_campaign=campaignname&ppc_type=shopping& ds_kids=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1e3_grHc1QIV4ZztCh2LOAa ZEAQYAiABEgI-APD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CLXQjImx3NUCFVcj0wod9mg Blg

    or this

    https://www.manomano.co.uk/catalogue/radiator-paint/rustins-quick-dry-radiator-paint-gloss-1-litre-2293048
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