Spray painting a radiator has several advantages over traditional methods of painting. Here are some reasons why spray painting may be the better choice:
Even though these advantages can apply if you are painting yourself, we don’t recommend spraying your own radiators without adequate experience (since most people don’t have the necessary expertise or equipment to create a professional looking finish without creating a mess in the process). And if you’re doing it yourself and don’t have experience, it will most likely take you a long time prepping the area to make sure you don’t accidentally get paint on the walls or surrounding fixtures and furniture. Even if you do manage to keep the area clean, getting an even finish on an irregular shape like a radiator takes a lot of practice. It really is a job best left to the professionals.
Spray painting allows for faster coverage of the surface, resulting in a shorter overall painting time. This can be beneficial for several reasons – the shorter amount of time spent painting means that there will be less disruption to your home. Hand painting tends to take a very long time, especially with oddly positioned and irregularly shaped objects like radiators. Furthermore, during that time, you won’t be able to put on your radiators and may not be able to use the rooms being painted. This can be quite disruptive since it can take several days to finish if you have several radiators being painted. The time saved with spray painting will therefore reduce downtime, which not only minimises disruption but also reduces labour costs, making it more cost effective and convenient.
The fine mist of paint produced by a spray gun can reach most crevices and small gaps which you might want painted which allows for better coverage of small or intricate areas which just can’t be reached with traditional painting methods, since they require you to fit a specially designed brush into a gap in order to have it painted.
One of the main advantages of spray paint is that it is more durable than traditional brush-on paint and it also produces less overspray (excess paint that layers onto the previous layer) which makes it even more durable. This makes it the perfect choice for areas or surfaces which are permanently exposed and therefore subject to wear and tear, just like radiators! The added durability is especially important for radiators since some traditional paints will have trouble bonding to the metallic surface and also won’t do well with the heat from the radiator – meaning the job will need to be repainted more often.
With a spray gun, you have more control over the amount of paint you apply and the direction in which it is applied. This allows you to achieve a more consistent finish and avoid drips or runs. This will result in a radiator surface which is smooth and free from paint streaks or uneven surfaces (which also get damaged much more easily). The added control also means that painting the gap between the radiator and wall is much more efficient – leaving an overall well rounded job free from any mess.
Overall, radiator spray painting is faster, more efficient, and more durable option compared to traditional painting methods whilst also achieving a more even and professional looking finish. If your radiators need to be repainted at any time in future, we highly recommend choosing spray painting services over traditional painting methods.