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Can You Paint Radiators With Satinwood?

We often get asked “Can you paint radiators with satinwood?”

Today’s article will be focused on answering that question as well as giving our advice on what paint you should choose. With that being said, let’s not waste any time…

Can you paint radiators with satinwood?

Yes, you can paint radiators with satinwood. Satinwood has excellent adherence to most surfaces but you will need to make sure you use a high quality satinwood that doesn’t start peeling when subjected to high heats.

Something like Johnstone’s Water Based satin would be a good choice in this instance.

Why would you paint your radiators with satinwood?

There are a number of reasons you would use satinwood paint on radiators but the number one reason would probably be the fact matching the colour of your radiator to your woodwork results in a fantastic look. Another reason might be that you simply have some satinwood paint leftover and want to make good use of it.

Do professional decorators use satinwood on radiators?

Whilst many people opt for paint that’s been formulated specifically for use on radiators, it’s certainly not uncommon for professional decorators to use a regular trade satinwood paint.

In fairness, painters and decorators will have an endless supply of satinwood paint so it makes sense from a financial perspective to use up that paint. However, whilst the likes of Hammerite radiator paint might be better, a professional painter is almost always going to get a better finish from regular satinwood than a DIYer would with specific radiator paint.