Thursday, January 21, 2010

Apartment Progress... Painting A Radiator




The top pic is the 'new' radiator my landlord put in a few months ago. I painted the radiators in my previous apts so there was no hesitation to paint this one. I always hand painted them white but for this one I thought to spray paint it matt black. NEVER spray paint anything IN your home. What a mess!! (Even though I put paper around the radiator). The time I saved by spray painting was spent trying to clean everything the black mist landed on....

While I didn't go through the proper steps to make this look perfect, I still think it looks much better now :O)

3 comments:

Xing said...

It looks much much better! White would blend it in, but black give a punch, very cool~

Bwt, how did you get rid of the smell of the spray paint? i painted some stools in my garage a while ago (it rains constantly outside), the garage smelled like paint for a week.

laura said...

yeah the smell... I'm waiting it out! luckily it's been in the 40's here in nyc so I have the windows open during the day to air the place out.

hoping in a few days it will be gone....
:O)

Katrin said...

It looks great, but I totally hear you re. spraypainting - it´s an awful mess.