Having recently moved house i have a large list of decorating projects to undertake , rather more than i originally anticipated ! I did not buy a completely un renovated house as i know that my anxiety levels would not be able to cope with this , nonetheless there is much that needs done.
So i am starting off with small but satisfying projects so i feel i am getting somewhere, the first being painting the bright white radiator, that stands out like a sore thumb, in the living room to blend in with the walls which are painted in Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball .
First things first, you need the correct type of paint and a metal primer so the paint will adhere nicely to the surface. I used Rust Oleum spray on primer and i applied 3 very light coats. It was easy to apply but perhaps not ideal as it was white so i could not see how even it was ! Farrow and Ball make their own primer but i found this one worked very well.
Next i applied 3 coats of Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell paint in Hague blue with a brush.
* Always keep the can moving for an even coat without drips ! *
*Protect the surrounding wall and floor as the spray gets everywhere !*
*Ventilate the room ! [ I stupidly started this work on the coldest day of the year so far so opening the window was not fun ! ] *
*Don't panic if the colour looks wrong after the first coat . I genuinely thought i was using the wrong colour until all 3 coats had been applied , as it looked quite greenish blue at first .]
*Keep your paintbrushes in a plastic bag between coats so the paint stays wet *
*Keep your pets out of the way ! *
*Use a very small art brush to brush in between the grill at the top of the radiator *
So after three coats of paint i am very happy with how it turned out ! The radiator now fades in to the background and i don't need to try and hide it with a sofa. I found the paint was very smooth and non drip and dried very quickly !
Happy decorating !