How to Hide an Old Radiator

Written by j. johnson
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Even though we know how hard it would be to make it through the winter without that old radiator, that doesn't mean that it's nice to look at. Luckily, that ugly piece of machinery won't be bothering you for long. Once you know the right ways to hide you rold radiator, your room will be looking the way you want in no time.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Heat-resistant paint
  • Radiator cover

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Paint your radiator that same colour as its surroundings. Paint it with a thin layer of heat-resistant oil paint, during a period of time when the heat is going to be turned off for a while. The darker the colour the paint is, the longer it will stay looking good.

  2. 2

    Place something strategically in front of the old radiator to block it from the place in the room where people usually gather. However, don't use something that will block the heat from being released into the room, or a piece of furniture that could be damaged by the heat.

  3. 3

    Buy a radiator cover. These can be found in most home improvement stores, and are often made out of wood.

  4. 4

    Build your own radiator cover that incorporates the theme of the room. For example, if your room is flower-themed, carve flower designs into your wooden radiator cover, or just paint flowers on.

Tips and warnings

  • Remove rust and chipping paint from your radiator, using a wire brush and sandpaper, before giving it a new coat of paint.

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