Can baseboard heating copper pipe be safely painted?


Old 11-28-10, 08:43 PM
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Can baseboard heating copper pipe be safely painted?

I have baseboard heat. One area got ruined by a pet. I'm in the process of repairing the entire area. I've already repaired the sheetrock behind the baseboard. I've also removed the baseboard covers and backing and plan to repaint those (They were originally painted). The actual copper piping that comes up through the floor and enters the fins - I was wondering if it could be safely painted (not the portion within the fins - only the "bare" pipe before it enters the fins). The reason I'm asking is I'd really like to mask any odor related to the pet damage. I really do not want to replace the actual piping. Is there a paint that can be safely applied to this small section of copper piping that will withstand the heat without being a fire hazard & not produce toxic fumes? There are no electric elements associated with my baseboard heating.

Also what are the best paints to use for painting the metal baseboard backing and covers? Thanks
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Old 11-29-10, 05:44 AM
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How hot does the pipe get?

The cover and the pipe can be painted [after sanding/cleaning] with either latex or oil base paint..... providing they don't get hot enough to affect the paint.

Most of your questions were answered in your similar thread;
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