Radiators are becoming more modern and can be added to a home as a centrepiece, with a design to suit all rooms and aesthetics.
Towel radiators are a popular addition in new homes, giving us the chance to benefit from warm, fluffy towels whenever we need them.
If you want to spruce up your radiators, whether it’s a towel rail or a column radiator, a fresh lick of paint can make all the difference. Read on to find out more!
What is a towel radiator?
A towel radiator is a modern heating appliance that is different from your average white, column radiator.
They are used to not only heat a room but used to dry towels when not in use. They are most used in bathrooms but can also be placed in kitchens too. You can choose from different sizes; in width and length or choose a curved rail for optimum towel drying space.
They can come in a variety of different designs and finishes, whether you’re looking for something to act as a feature or centrepiece in shiny, showstopping chrome, or you’re looking to add a dash of personality to your home with a bright colour to suit your aesthetic, there is a towel radiator design perfect for you.
What are the Benefits of a Towel Radiator?
Many benefits come along with this modern, chic radiator design. With energy prices rising, we are all looking to use less energy to bring down our heating bills – these radiators are highly efficient, and they can warm a room with ease.
If you’re working with a smaller space in your kitchen or bathroom, a towel radiator is available in many different widths and lengths, so you can choose a design that fits the space you have perfectly.
These radiators are usually mounted on the wall, so if you have limited floor space, towel radiators can be helpful.
The main benefit of a towel rail is that you can dry your towels on them after you’ve showered.
If you choose a curved shower rail, you can fit several towels on at one time, and you won’t have to bunch them up to make them fit.
These towel radiators can ensure you have a dry, fluffed towel waiting for you when you need it.
Can I Paint a Towel Radiator?
If you’re not ready to purchase a new towel radiator just yet, you can paint your old one to give it a new lease of life.
With a fresh coat of paint, you can have your radiator looking brand new again, in a colour of your choice.
If you have a chrome radiator, you can paint these – but if they already have that dazzling metallic hue, you may be better off giving them a clean so they can get a bit of sparkle back.
Painting your radiator can be a project for you to spruce up your home, but there are a few things to consider before you start painting, so you can get the best results!
- Make sure your radiator is cold: Before painting your radiator, you should make sure that it is turned off and isolated so that it cannot turn back on before your paint has dried.
- Remove the radiator: You will get the best results by removing your radiator from the wall, you can do this yourself by following a few simple steps.
- Clean your radiator: you should wipe your radiator before cleaning to get rid of any dust or dirt that has accumulated with time.
- Rub your radiator with sandpaper: Using fine sandpaper means your paint will have a surface to stick to, wipe the surface for a second time once you’ve done this and apply radiator primer for a smooth finish
- Cover your surfaces: when your radiator is prepped, cover your surfaces to protect them from paint and you’re ready to begin!
What Type of Paint Should I Use?
You need to use specialist radiator paint if you’re thinking about giving yours a new lease of life, and you mustn’t use the same paint we’d use on walls! Your paint needs to be heat resistant.
If you’ve chosen a fresh coat of white, using heat resistant radiator paint means that it won’t discolour over time.
Spray paint is also a great method for painting your radiator, with a range of colours available and no drips or spills likely – but you will need to remove your radiator from the wall to do this.
If you do need to use normal paint, you should always apply an overcoat on top. This will give your radiator a protective coating and protect it from any discolouration.