It turns out that painting a radiator without taking it down off the wall isn't that hard to do at all. I finally got back to the one I had primed back in July (was it June?) and finished painting it yesterday. I didn't use a special brush, but just a couple of small ones that would fit easily between the ribs of the radiator.
I'll be the first to admit that this one was easy mostly because I painted it exactly the same color as the wall it hangs on, using exactly the same paint. So I didn't have to worry about getting paint on the wall behind the radiator. And I was painting it basically the same color it already was, so if the brush missed a few spots inside the radiator, nobody will ever notice.
That's a map of San Francisco, where we used to live, on the wall above the radiator.
And the fact is that it needs another coat of paint, as I can see when I examine it closely. I'll give it one, and then I'll move on to painting at least three other radiators in the house that really need "refreshing." If I get one more done before we have to turn the heat on, I'll be pleased with myself.
Yesterday, Walt started cutting firewood for the winter. As he does his lumberjack thing, I'll play the role of house painter. I wonder how many of you who read this blog live in a house or apartment that uses radiators for heat. Dites-moi tout...