So You’re Wondering If Painters & Decorators Remove Radiators
In the DIY world, it is easy to get lost in some areas. Decorating your house, for instance, might overwhelm your pursuits, especially when getting around the radiator. We all love that lovely colour, but painting and capturing that striking look and a perfect finish isn’t always that straightforward. It would help if you hired professionals to avoid the hassles. Our professional painters and decorators do remove radiators while giving your property a fresh coat, ensuring that they meet, if not exceed, your expectations.
How To Remove A Radiator From The Wall
While you could work around the radiator, nothing beats removing it off the wall to ensure that the job is done properly. Many radiators can be quite heavy, meaning that you might need a helping hand to manage the process. Regardless of the radiator type, however, you can remove it and proceed with the painting within
What you need
- Radiator bleed key
- Adjustable spanner
- A pair of grips
- Washing bowl
Removing the radiator won’t take much of your time. Start by turning off the radiator and ensure that it is tightly shut to isolate it from the central heating system. You don’t want to create a mess, and as you proceed to the next step, that’s where the towels and washing bowl come in. Wrap the radiator with the towels, and place the bowl beneath it. This ensures that the water is collected in the bowl instead of splashing all over your house.
You are now ready to start removing the radiator off the wall, and you’ll start by gently undoing the valve nut. This should be followed by draining the water from the radiator to the washing bowl. Get your radiator bleed key to ensure that you get each drop out of the radiator by opening the bleed valve. After this, close the bleed key, move to the other valve, and undo the nut. Lift the radiator from the brackets and tip out any remaining water.
After draining the water, sea the radiator valve inlets. A tissue paper will suffice, and once you are satisfied that it is sealed, you can gently remove the radiator from the wall. You are now ready to continue with your painting endeavours, and once it dries, reconnect the radiator.
Use A Professional Painter & Decorator If You’re Not Confident
While not that challenging, it might prove to be an inconvenience, especially if you don’t have the tools, confidence, or if your radiator requires an extra pair of hands to lift. Reconnecting might also prove to be a change, especially if you are worried that you might have messed up something during the process forcing you to redo it all over.
Painters and decorators can take such stress off your shoulders. With their experience and expertise, handling the process isn’t that challenging. Moreover, they have the tools and human resources to navigate the process conveniently. Enlisting professional painters and decorators saves you valuable time and money in the long run, not to mention a striking finish that would be hard to achieve with a DIY.
Feel free to contact us and speak with one of our experts for all you painting and decorating needs.