Like the exterior, it’s just as important to choose the correct interior paint products for specific surfaces. You don’t want to put wall or ceiling paint on the trim, cabinets, basements floors, heaters, radiators, interior of fireplaces, BBQs, etc. If the incorrect product is used on surface it will retain it’s color and durability only for a short period of time and fail much faster than when the correct product is used. In this blog I will address the correct interior paint products for specific surfaces including: floor heaters, radiators and interior of fireplaces.
Here are two links for the correct paint products for floor heaters and radiatiors:
The first link is for Benjamin Moore Super Spec DTM which is a universal interior and exterior product for metal and aluminum surfaces that fluctuates between hot and cold temperatures. The elasticity of this product allows the paint to expand and contract between temperatures which will prevent the paint from cracking and peeling like a wall or ceiling paint would. This is not a specialty paint that can be purchased at your local paint store.
The second link is a specialty product from Rust-Oleum that is a high performance high heating coating. This paint can be applied as a residential application along with commercial application for surfaces that reach 800 degrees. Here is a link for the primer, if necessary, for this product if it is being applied to a rusted surface:
These products cannot be purchased at your local paint or big box store and should be purchased and applied by a professional painting contractor.
Here is a link for the interior of fireplaces and BBQs:
This product can be applied to surfaces that reach 1200 degrees and can be purchased at your local big box store that carries Rust-Oleum prodcuts. Also the above Rust-Oleum links for the high heat coating and primer can be used for fireplaces and BBQs.
Now that surfaces that go from cold moderate or extreme heat have been covered the next blog post will focus on surfaces that are always cold from basement floors to foundation walls.
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