Learn how to paint a radiator to get a faultless finish

Red painted radiator in room with wooden floor, chair, and table with plant on
(Image credit: Dulux)

Learning how to paint a radiator properly isn't that difficult. Whether you are repainting a radiator the same colour or looking to add a hot new shade, it’s a job any keen DIYer can do.

But you will need to make sure the radiator is cold, properly prepped, and finished with the right paint. And only then will your metal radiators be able to boast a fresh new look. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.