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mary laves

05:39AM | 03/11/01
Member Since: 03/10/01
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Paint peels from my radiators dispite thorough preparation prior to painting. The paint "stays put" during the summer but begins to peel in the winter when heat from the radiator causes the paint to expand and then contract. I would rather not repaint each year. Any suggestions?

rpxlpx

04:16AM | 03/12/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Do you buy paint that's rated for heat? You can get paint for ovens, paint for fireplace bricks, etc. all rated for high heat. They should work. Check at your local hardware or home improvement warehouse.

rpxlpx

04:16AM | 03/12/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Do you buy paint that's rated for heat? You can get paint for ovens, paint for fireplace bricks, etc. all made for high heat. They should work. Check at your local hardware or home improvement warehouse.

mary laves

04:46PM | 03/12/01
Member Since: 03/10/01
2 lifetime posts
No, I was not aware there was a specific paint for "heat" and although I asked this question at 3 different paint stores, no one told me I should purchase a special paint. Do you have a specific brand you could suggest?
Thanks for the response.

rpxlpx

03:07AM | 03/13/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I don't know the brand name, but I bought some spray paint for ovens at Lowes. And I know they make paints specifically for fireplace brick. I suggest you go to the paint department at Lowes or Home depot and look at the spray paints. Get help from a clerk there. You'll find what you need. The paints are rated by temperature. You can also go to an auto parts store and get paint for car engines. That should work well for your application. (engines are metal and get hot - should work)

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited March 13, 2001).]

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