Author Topic: Vertical Heating Pipe -- Peeling Paint - Cover Alternative?  (Read 310 times)

Offline worldwidedeb

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I have one of those old vertical heating pipes in my bathroom which has layer upon layer of peeling paint. It's pretty unsightly. Ideally I would love to have it scraped and repainted (the right way, with heat resistant paint), but a) I don't know where to find a person qualified to do this; and b) I'm concerned about lead paint. 

I've heard there are ways to cover these pipes with a radiator-type cover or something else. Does anyone have any knowledge of this?  ???

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Offline Shelby2

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Re: Vertical Heating Pipe -- Peeling Paint - Cover Alternative?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 10:49:55 PM »
What about a rope? I have never used this solution but I have seen it used. Here's a pic from Apartment Therapy.


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Re: Vertical Heating Pipe -- Peeling Paint - Cover Alternative?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 10:52:33 PM »
And this blog from a Jackson Heights renovator tells you how to do it!

http://renov8or.blogspot.com/2015/10/covering-exposed-heating-pipes-with-rope.html

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Re: Vertical Heating Pipe -- Peeling Paint - Cover Alternative?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:14:09 AM »
You could always paint it (use rustoleum or oil paint).

There are fiberglass pipe covers that are covered in paper that can also be painted or left white.  It's open on one side and snaps over the pipe.

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Re: Vertical Heating Pipe -- Peeling Paint - Cover Alternative?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:14:09 AM »