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How to paint a cast iron radiator

How to paint a cast iron radiator

This guide shows you how to prepare your newly purchased cast iron radiator for painting or if you have an old cast iron radiator in your house that has flaking or old paint that you would like to restore.

How to paint a cast iron radiator

18 Nov 2019

You can purchase your cast iron radiators from The Victorian Emporium painted or primed. If you purchase your radiator primed in order to save money or because you are undecided about the paint colour you require at the time of ordering your radiators, you can paint the radiator yourself by following our simple steps.

How to bleed a cast iron radiator

How to bleed a cast iron radiator?

A brief guide on how to bleed your cast iron radiators which will help ensure that your radiators work as efficiently as possible.

How to bleed a cast iron radiator

13 Nov 2019

Cast iron radiators are a significant investment and if they are working efficiently, they will provide a powerful and reliable source of heat in your period house. If however they are not working properly and contain air pockets which prevent them outputting their full heat capacity, the warmth they provide will be much lower than the level of heat you may require in the depths of winter.

Are cast iron radiators more expensive to run?

Are cast iron radiators more expensive to run?

Cast iron radiators can be very beautiful and are available in a wealth of different heights, widths, designs, paint effects and as such generally cost more than their modern steel equivalents. They are also very heavy and each section is hand cast so can have…

Are cast iron radiators more expensive to run?

13 Sep 2018

Cast iron radiators can be very beautiful and are available in a wealth of different heights, widths, designs, paint effects and as such generally cost more than their modern steel equivalents. They are also very heavy and each section is hand cast so can have slightly different characteristics. We often get asked by uncertain customers whether, because of the volume of water they can hold and how heavy they are, are cast iron radiators…

How to clean cast iron radiators

How to clean cast iron radiators

This is a simple guide about how to clean cast iron and column radiators. These radiators can be tricky to clean with their vertical columns with narrow gaps in between them, which attracts dust and dirt. A small cast iron radiator with 12 columns can take a…

How to clean cast iron radiators

26 Jul 2018

This is a simple guide about how to clean cast iron and column radiators. These radiators can be tricky to clean with their vertical columns with narrow gaps in between them, which attracts dust and dirt. A small cast iron radiator with 12 columns can take a good half an hour to clean but this is not something that needs to be done every week. If you are not careful dust can really accumulate without you realising leaving a very mucky…

Thing To Consider When Looking at Reproduction Cast Iron Radiators

Reproduction Cast Iron Radiators

Period radiators is a phrase which is almost a contradiction in terms. The first radiators were invented around the mid 19th century so the Victorians were the first to benefit from central heating to any great extent and even they took time to become…

Thing To Consider When Looking at Reproduction Cast Iron Radiators

22 Oct 2014

Franz San Galli invented the heating radiator in St Petersburg between 1855-1857, although in actual fact the taste for radiators in Great Britain did not gather pace until the early 20th century. The earliest radiators used steam which caused numerous issues and was responsible for many a scald injury; the introduction of hot water radiators made them much safer and therefore more popular.

What To Look For In A Traditional Victorian Radiator

What To Look For In A Traditional Victorian Radiator

Traditional radiators fall into two main camps: plain column radiators, that are usually white but sometimes black or grey. These are usual sold in an array of standard sizes and number of columns.

What To Look For In A Traditional Victorian Radiator

22 Jan 2013

Traditional radiators are becoming more popular. 10 years ago they were a specialist item and not in common demand, however more recently, with the vogue for period house restoration, there is more competition in the manufacture and sale of traditional style heating solutions. There are is a choice of many different styles, sizes, heat outputs and prices for a traditional Victorian radiator. And because of the competition, prices have…

How to Choose Victorian Cast Iron Radiators

How to Choose Victorian Cast Iron Radiators

Cast iron radiators can be supplied in a variety of finishes nowadays including plain, painted in any colour including metallic colours, sandblasted, antiqued and polished.

How to Choose Victorian Cast Iron Radiators

22 Jan 2013

Cast iron radiators have had a resurgence in popularity recently both for aesthetic reasons within period house restorations and possibly partly due to the fact that they retain their heat better and stay warmer for longer than radiators that are not cast iron. Cast iron radiators are a beautiful traditional feature that will enhance the room of any period home. They are made in columns, which determines their depth out of the wall, and…

How to use a BTU Calculator

How to use a BTU Calculator

The BTU requirements of a room are determined by a number of variables. This will vary from room type to room type.

How to use a BTU Calculator

22 Jan 2013

A BTU (British Thermal Unit) Calculator or Heat Output Calculator is a really useful tool when choosing a traditional radiator for your period property. A BTU Calculator helps calculates how many BTUs are required to heat a given space or location and therefore helps determine the right sized radiator for that location. A Heat Output Calculator is exactly the same thing measuring the Heat Output required to heat your rooms.

How to create an impressive Victorian hallway

How to create an impressive Victorian hallway

Victorian hallways usually had an intricate multi coloured mosaic floor, in a variety of different patterns, which often followed through from the garden path (in a town house) and porch.

How to create an impressive Victorian hallway

22 Jan 2013

Hallways were important to the Victorians. They were the area where guests first entered the house and were welcomed. As such the Victorians felt that this was a great opportunity to show off their wealth and good taste. This manifested itself in a number of areas.