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August 12, 2017 18:07

Heating pipes Paint - transforms the basic elements of the system

Primer for heating pipes - preparing the foundation

Before you decide what to paint pipes in, get high-quality selection of the primer composition.From him about half depends not only on the result of your work, but also the durability of the finished coating.Why primer is so important?

fact that it is a special composition intended for the treatment of various surfaces prior to painting, coating or other finish plaster coating.It improves the adhesion between the product and the surface of the materials to be applied.In your case, for heating pipes primer will serve as a basis for the future of the paint layer.

Experts say that is suitable for metal surfaces alkyd primer.

However, when choosing the composition of pay attention to the fact that he should have anticorrosive properties, otherwise, all your work can be overshadowed by the imminent appearance of rust on the surface of pipes and radiators.Today, in the construction market, you can find primers without difficulty, so to speak two in one.

They both protect the product from corrosion and give it the desired color.Another option would be for formulations "three-in-one" type.Also primers and colored pigments they contain a rust converter that allows them to apply no pre-cleaned surface of the pipe or batteries.

heating pipe paint - they do not make the wrong choice?

So, you have purchased a suitable anti-corrosion primer, you can now puzzled with the question than to paint heating pipes.Obviously, paint, but what?In the operation of the heating system, it will be exposed to high temperatures, it may be sudden changes.In addition, we should not rule out the impact of external factors. So, the coloring composition should also be resistant to aggressive media, moisture and mechanical damage.

Practice has shown that oil paints have outlived their usefulness and coloring of heating pipe - not the best option.Today you have to choose between the enamel alkyd, acrylic enamels based on organic solvents, water-dispersion acrylic compositions.

Each type of paint has its own advantages and disadvantages, but all of them are suitable for use with metal surfaces.Thus, alkyd enamels resistant to high temperatures and abrasion.The coating is durable and uniformity.You can easily select the desired color alkyd enamel, presented in a wide range.

However, it is worth remembering: during operation and for some time after staining will occur unpleasant smell.When the heating system it can increase.

Water-dispersion compositions are the best option for staining cells, but it is worth it to pay attention to the specialized paints.They are marked, informing that the paint suitable for the coating of radiators and heating pipes.When using it you will be spared from unpleasant odors, and the finished coating dries fairly quickly.

As for acrylic enamels based on organic solvents, they give the product an attractive colored glossy shine, and for many years retain their original color.But have a little patience smell of solvents.

Paint radiators and heating pipes - observe

technology So you selected primer and paint for heating pipes, you can now safely proceed to the process of dyeing, comprising 3 main stages:

  1. Surface preparation products (withdrawalold paint, cleaning, removing rust).
  2. Priming elements of the heating system.
  3. directly painting radiators and heating pipes.

Please note that the heating pipes painting done in a "cold" system mode, that is, it must be disabled. Before starting the work necessary to protect the flooring from dirt - it is enough to lay under the pipes and radiators newspaper or unnecessary piece of cloth.

When you are ready to remove the old paint.For this purpose usually use a metal brush with stiff bristles.Do not forget to protect the airways special mask and hand - gloves.An alternative or supplement to brush it can become a quality solvent.Then, a damp sponge should be removed from the pipe and radiator dust or dirt, wipe the surface with a dry cloth and leave the product to dry.

In the next phase it is applied primer.Immediately prior to application is recommended to protect the wall adjacent to the heating system - again, for these purposes, perfect old newspapers.A thin layer of primer is applied with a round brush or conventional spray gun (in this case, if the heating system is not mounted).

Then, prior to the application as necessary to give all the elements to dry.The next stage - finishing.You are ready for painting, for which you will need a brush with soft bristles small or medium-sized to carefully paint over even the hard to reach areas, or spray gun.Typically, paint is applied in two thin layers that make for a smooth and high-quality coverage.