Powder coating of radiators
Powder coating of radiators is the best way to protect radiators and give them the longest life.
If quality is important to you, then it’s time to forget about acrylic and alkyd enamels. Only with powder paint can a good and environmentally friendly, non-toxic coating be achieved. The last point is extremely important because the radiators are located indoors, and during the heating season they are constantly heated.
It cannot be used for internal works paint for external. They have different purposes and accordingly different compositions. Often, it is advisable to use the car paint to paint radiators. But in reality, it is impossible to do so.
The most important thing in painting the batteries is to pick a good paint. Quality powder must have quality certificates that confirm the safety of the product and its compliance with powder paint standards.
What kind of radiators can be painted with powder paint
All modern batteries can be powder painted. For them, the conditions of high temperatures are absolutely not terrible. But before painting radiators that have been working for more than five years, it is worth consulting with specialists. The fact is that the polymerization process can break their tightness.
Cast iron batteries also cannot always be powder painted. Some models of such radiators have parts that cannot withstand high temperatures.
Advantages of powder painting
Powder coating of radiators is much better than liquid because it:
- increases battery life
- has anti-corrosion properties
- available in different color variations and textures
- not toxic, environmentally friendly
- does not need tinting and updating every year
Powder-coated batteries do not fear anything at all. Even if the cat starts sharpening its claws, they will look like new.
Note also that powder paint does not affect the heat transfer of radiators.
Technology of covering of radiators
And now in detail on how to paint a steel heating radiator or other battery.
First you need to remove old paint, clean it of dirt, grease and oils.
After treatment, the product is dried and then transferred to the direct application of paint.
The painter is covering items with a special spray gun in the spraying chamber. There must be professional painting equipment. The fact is that particles of powder settle on the surface due to the electric field. And if there are problems with the equipment, the coating will be defective.
After applying the paint, the item is placed in a polymerization furnace. There, the powder spreads and hardens to form a coating.
Powder coating will last very long if the dyeing technology is adhered to. Due to the peculiarities of the paint, the coating will be free of splits and roughness.
Of course, it is impossible to paint the radiators independently. Some craftsmen design some equipment by themselves. But the quality of painting in them is very lame. It is best to use the services of powder painting specialists who can guarantee the durability of the coating.