Paint for cast iron baseboard/radiator

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Old 08-01-16, 06:37 AM
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Paint for cast iron baseboard/radiator

I am looking for paint for my newly install cast iron water heating baseboard/radiator. The guy from homedepot recommend the High-Heat Rust-Oleum . But there is no white color available in the local location. The ordinary Rust-Oleum Stops Rust is available but it says "do not apply to where temperature exceed 200F degree". From my Burnham boiler manual, I found its highest water temperature is 210F degree. From my limited experience, the baseboards/radiators are far below 200F normally, I think.

So what is your professional view of this? go hight-heat? or the Stops Rust is enough?

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Old 08-01-16, 07:52 AM
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It's been a long time since I've painted radiators as most of them have disappeared in the southeast. Hi heat aluminum was the norm back then. You might check into engine enamels at your local auto parts store.
 
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Normally the high limit temperature shutdown switch for hot water heating systems is set for 180 degrees F. No need for any "high heat" paint. Radiators should not be painted with metallic paint.
 
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use regular paint instead? please recommend
 
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Just use the regular Rustoleum paint.
 
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