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What kind of paint should be used for a baseboard heater?

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When painting a baseboard heater, apply two coats of either a water-based paint or rust-inhibiting paint designed for metal surfaces. Applying two coats of primer prior to painting is recommended to help adhere the paint to the metal surface.

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For best results, prepare the surface of the baseboard heater before painting by removing any rust and loose or chipped paint with a scraper, wire brush and sandpaper. Sand the entire surface with a fine grade sandpaper, then thoroughly clean all dirt and dust from the baseboard heater using a clean cloth. Allow the surface to dry completely before applying primer.

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