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Painting work is particularly appreciated by tenants and owners for the appearance they give to a dwelling. However, with regard to piping, a few customary precautions should be considered in order to benefit from an optimal result. Find more articles on the theme: Painting work quotes
Selecting a paint suitable for piping
The paint on the piping must be adapted to the materials of which it is composed. Often copper, zinc, aluminum or galvanized metal, it must therefore have an appropriate and adequate paint. Many manufacturers and brands have a wide choice of specialized paints for radiators and piping materials, and it is therefore necessary to select a paint resistant to rust and especially to temperature differences. However, before starting any finishing work, it is imperative to properly prepare your surface for painting. The latter must be clean and cleaned with care so that the paint sticks well and enjoys a longer service life.
Preparation required before finishing paint
Once your pipes have been cleaned and dried, it is advisable to remove all the residues which could still adhere to the surface. In order to avoid products and detergents which could damage and damage your copper pipes for example, a simple and ecological solution exists for descaling and degreasing your plumbing in depth. Baking soda mixed with white vinegar is indeed an economical and effective solution to clean all the piping, as well as to unclog the pipes. Now that all surfaces are clean and dry, it is useful to apply an undercoat suitable for non-ferrous metals such as pipes, to adhere the finish paint. This preparation undercoat is necessary for optimal rendering and an ideal lifespan of all your pipes.
The application of a finishing paint for an optimal result
The last step with the application of a finishing paint is the choice of material. It is therefore advisable beforehand to choose suitable material such as a roller or a brush which will suit the bends of the pipes. Many mainstream stores generally sell special piping equipment, which will be perfect for this task. Prefer brand and quality paint for all your finishing work. You will thus avoid passing an additional layer and will benefit from an optimal covering power. It is best to stretch the paint over the entire length when painting your pipes for a perfect result. Likewise, it is preferable to use a glycerophthalic type paint which is more resistant to humidity and high heat, and more suitable for piping. This then prevents the paint from flaking off after a certain time, and you thus keep ideal finishes.