The house doing up project seems to be going from bad to worse. What
looks like one job seems to branch out into five. Last week was rag
roll removal this week its the turn of the "painted radiator".
Basically, Mr & Mrs previous owners (I suspect) have seen fit to paint
the bathroom radiator in nice thick gloss paint. It currently looks
very yellow - well it did until I started to sand the thing down to
reveal a whole spectrum of colours underneath where paint has been
applied on paint and so on. The sanding is taking ages so I'm looking
for other options.
Bottom line as I see it is as follows:
1. Replace it - seen similar size rad's on Screwfixs site for around
£30. I'm no plumber so how easy would it be to put on a new radiator
taking into account the pipes. I have what I believe is called
2. Strip it with paint remover - I presume that a good dose of
Nitromorse will remove all the paint. I have never used this so not
sure on level of effort required. Can anyone advise? I presume it will
take it back to bare metal?
Costs seem to be spiralling so I'm keen to use the most cost effective
option. If I buy a tin of Nitromorse (seen one on B&Q web site for £25
but not sure on quantity) will I get more than one radiator strip out
of it? If so its probably worth it - not sure.
Last question - if I strip it how many coats of radiator paint will it
take to get it back to sparkling white?
Thanks in advance,