Cast Iron Radiator UK - How To Restore Its Smooth Look
Cast iron radiators UK manufactured; one of the best things about having period features in your home is the great finish features like this provide. However, cast iron can have an uneven finish. This is more common in restored radiators but can also happen over time to new radiators too. If this happens to your radiator, what can you do?
The best way to restore the smooth finish to your cast iron radiators is to strip the paint, exposing the bare iron before recoating and painting it. Whilst it might be a bit fiddly to get into every twist and turn of your radiators design, you need to do this all over. There are 3 ways to do this. Firstly, using a chemical solution to remove the finish. Second, you could scrape or chip off the paint and finish (though you could chip the iron below). Third, there is sandblasting. Scraping and chipping can be the most time consuming and is the most difficult when you consider all the hard to reach areas. By hand, you need tools such as wire brushes, sandpaper and, in extreme cases, a hammer and chisel. Sandblasting is much more effective. It can also remove areas of rust damage and stains, leaving an even finish. However, most of us don’t have the tools necessary to sandblast a radiator. Hiring these can be expensive. The most effective way to clean cast iron radiators UK manufactured, is to use a chemical solution. All you need to do is to dip your radiator in the solution and leave it there for a couple of hours. The liquid will reach every surface, leaving you with an even and exquisite cast iron finish.
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