Painting HVAC?

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  1. Oct 2, 2006 #1

    rdwj

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    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
     
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    glennjanie

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    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.
    Glenn
     
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    rdwj

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    Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
     
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    Use a good primer!
     

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