How do you refinish baseboard heat covers?

How do you refinish baseboard heat covers?


  1. First lightly sand/clean your baseboards to make sure they are ready for primer. I actually just used steel wool to give it a little rub down.
  2. Apply 2 coats of Rustoleum Clean Metal Primer to Heater.
  3. When dry apply 1-2 coats of Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec 500 Paint.
  4. Step back and admire your new heater!

Can neat heat covers be cut?

NeatHeat can be cut to length with a utility knife, hacksaw, chopsaw, or even carpet shears. If you can follow basic instructions you should be able to install NeatHeat.

How do you cover a rusted baseboard heater?

Apply a coat of rust-inhibiting metal paint to the heater cover and to the paintable section of the heater element using a clean foam paintbrush. Apply paint to the end caps. Allow the paint to dry for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer. Apply a second coat of paint.

Can you change baseboard covers?

“Baseboarders heater covers can give your room a whole new look in minutes; they are the sturdiest covers on the market, and they have a lifetime warranty against rust.” Simply remove the existing end caps and front cover; then position the Baseboarders replacement cover over the existing back plate and heater unit.

What color should I paint my heat registers?

They Should Match Your air vents should match your wall color. Otherwise, they will become focal points in the room because of the color contrast. Most air vents unscrew easily, and are small enough to paint quickly.

Can NeatHeat covers be painted?

You can easily paint NeatHeat covers with any spray paint that works for a polymer, meaning you can get the best possible look out of your baseboard covers. Plus, NeatHeat covers are DIY baseboard covers, so you can install them over your baseboard with a snap.

Do you need special paint for baseboard heaters?

A: If you are referring to baseboard radiator systems for boilers, they don’t get very hot and, after a coat of metal primer, can take any kind of paint. Experts advise using an oil-based alkyd paint.