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Paint Electric Baseboard.

Posted by andrelaplume2 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 30, 14 at 20:04

Sorry if this is a duplicate post...cant find the I thought I posted earlier.

We are finishing up our basement. I am painting baseboard now. We will have 3 four long hardwired electric baseboards bought at HD installed in a few weeks.

While shopping I found some rustolium 2x in the same color as my baseboard - navy blue.

Can the baseboards be spray painted?
Are there any fire issues related to painting them---they get hot right? Would there be any smell issues? Are there any code issues?

If we were to paint them, now is the time since they have not been installed. So, is there any downside to doing so?

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RE: Paint Electric Baseboard.

paint them, no problems

RE: Paint Electric Baseboard.

thought it would be ok...just was not sure if they get hot enough to cuase the paint to peel or something...or could catch fire...

RE: Paint Electric Baseboard.

they don't get that hot

( at least they shouldn't)

RE: Paint Electric Baseboard.

these are new out of the any prep needed? I plan to spray them with the rustolium, several thin coats, outside.

RE: Paint Electric Baseboard.

If they are factory painted, then you should do the normal stuff...sand to dull the finish, prime with something that will bond and then topcoat.

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