Cast Iron Radiator Pipes
Posted 04 November 2015 - 11:26 AM
I have just recently purchased some cast iron radiators which are raw metal lacquer.
Does anyone know where i can get pipes which match this colour, or preferably silver ?
I have looked everywhere and i cant seem to find what im looking for.
Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:20 PM
Edited by tonyshouse, 04 November 2015 - 12:55 PM.
Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:07 PM
Only downfall is it'll have to be converted to 15mm copper at the heating supply side so you'll also need bent or straight 'copper to irons' size = 15mmx1/2" female. Also you'll need to thread the steel pipe so will need a commercial plumber to cut, thread and joint the pipe.
Alternatively, use normal valves and copper pipe then paint with galvanised spray / galv tinned paint for a more 'industrial' look.
Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:43 PM
Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:49 PM
Posted 05 November 2015 - 08:14 PM
Check out their 130 hammer paints - what we used for years, they do gold and pewter too. Its much better IMHO than that well know brand beginning with "H"!
You would maybe need to prime though non ferrous metal like copper. I've often used Hammerite's Special Metals Primer at home but gone over it with Hammerite, Firwood, Flag hammer paints. I imagine Firwood would do an equivalent primer.