How to Paint Behind a Radiator: Expert Tips for a Professional Result

How to paint behind a radiator
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Learning how to paint behind a radiator can help to ensure a first-rate finish, and while it's a task that requires thought, it doesn't have to be a painstaking job to complete. 

There are effectively three options. The first, and easiest, option is not to bother - simply paint as far as possible with a brush - and this is an acceptable choice if you’re refreshing the wall, such as white on white.

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.