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rdwj 10-02-2006 07:55 AM

Painting HVAC?
I want to paint some HVAC ductwork in my basement. I'm wondering if I need to do anything to prepare the surface or if there is a particular type of paint I should use.

Any advice is greatly appreciated

glennjanie 10-02-2006 09:36 AM

Hello RDWJ and Welcome to the Forum:
HVAC ductwork is usually made of galvanized steel and needs to be washed with equal parts of vinegar and water before painting (some paint stores have a more elaborate treatment). I would wait until the heating season starts because of the condensate of air conditioning which would make the paint peel. I wish you the best with your project.

rdwj 10-02-2006 10:02 AM

Thanks, I'll give that a shot.

rnddude 10-19-2010 08:54 AM

Use a good primer!

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