NY Good Questions: Repaint Radiator Without it Looking Chippy?

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Hello AT,

We recently had some heating issues in our apartment and had to call someone in to bleed the kitchen radiator (the air release thingy was old and stripped so I couldn't do it myself).

As it turned out, the radiator cover was cemented to the floor, making it impossible to remove, though the workman tried his very best!

We now have heat and an extra ugly looking radiator...

(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first.)

I believe there are three hundred layers of paint on the radiator (give or take a few) and in some places it has been chipped away to the bare metal.

How do I repaint the radiator so that it doesn't look all...chippy?

Thanks! Robin

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