second step in column radiators buying guideChoose the right Finish for you

Aluminium Column Radiators and Standard Column Radiators are finished in powder coat in a limited number of colours. The below finishing options are only available to Colrads Column Radiators and Classic Cast Iron Radiators


1) Painted Column Radiators - £5 per section

The majority of Colrads or Classic Cast Iron Radiators are painted at our North Yorkshire factory. Below is our list of historic stock colours, however, we are able to paint a Colrads Column Radiator in any RAL or British Standard colour - talk to us on 01723 321 444 if you want us to match a colour. 
Bronze Buttermilk Deep
Pewter Pure
Swansdown Vellum Willow
Antique Gold Painted Cast Iron Radiator Bronze Painted Cast Iron Radiator Buttermilk Painted Cast Iron Radiator Deep Bronze painted Cast Iron Radiator Foundry Grey painted cast iron radiator French Grey Painted Cast Iron Radiator Graphite Grey Cast Iron Radiator Gun Metal Painted Cast Iron Radiator Hammered Bronze painted Cast Iron Radiator Pewter Painted Cast Iron Radiator Pure White Painted Cast Iron Radiator Swansdowne Painted Cast Iron Radiator Vellum Painted Cast Iron Radiator Willow Green Painted Cast Iron Radiator

2) Branded Paint for Column Radiators - £10 per section

We are able to paint your column radiators in any Farrow and Ball, Sanderson, Laura Ashley, Little Greene, Fired Earth, Ardenbrite or any other Paint you have found and you like. This may take a few days longer if paint needs to be ordered. Talk to us on 01723 321 444 to discuss your requirements.
Farrow and Ball Paint for Cast Iron Radiators
We also Stock the complete range of Farrow and Ball Colours
Fired Earth National Trust Cast Iron Radiator Paint Colours
We stock low VOC water based paint from Fired Earth - note that this may add to painting time.
Little Greene English Heritage Paint for Cast Iron Radiators
We also have access to the beautiful English Heritage range of paints from Little Greene.
Sandersons PaintSandersons paint for cast iron radiators

3) Powder Coated - from £10 per section subject to the height of the Column Radiator

Popular in mainland Europe, powder coated column radiators provide a durable smooth finish that is easy to wipe clean and retains a smooth and deep colour.

Powder Coating column radiators is a finish that has taken many years to perfect as there is a relationship between the section, the temperature and the amount of powder coat to obtain a perfect finish.

We can powder coat a column radiator in any RAL colour or British Standard colour and we have a range of the most traditional colours used on column radiators - Antique Gold, Antique Silver and Antique Copper.

Antique Silver Powder CoatAntique Gold Powder CoatAntique Copper Powder CoatPowder coating takes a little longer to complete than painting as we work with one of the UKs leading powder coating factories in North Yorkshire to deliver this finish. The pricing of this finish is based on the height of the section. For castings up to 560mm Powder Coating costs £10 per section; column radiators between 561mm and 810mm in height are £14 per section and above this, the cost is £18 per section to powder coat.

If you have any questions about any of these finished, please do not hesitate to call us on 01723 321 444 or email us at to discuss your requirements.


After you have chosen your finish click here to learn about valves and accessories

All of the above prices exclude VAT.