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Old 05-09-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Smile painting rv

Were about to paint the Rv.does anyone have any advice
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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Can't help on that, but I would suggest you post specific questions over in the appropriate areas of the forum for best results. Not many folks hang out here in the Welcome area.
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Welcome and glad to meet you!


A Google Search gives some info on painting RVs.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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Good luck with it.
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Welcome. What kind of RV?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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I suggest a roller over a brush!
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The roller on the brush things works great - I have personal experience with this and can attest to its factuality. I love RV humor!

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #8
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Take it to someone who has a big enough spray booth and experience painting RVs. And most of all take along a check book with a very large balance.
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interior or exterior? Have a friend that painted the interior to cover ugly wallpaper and it worked great.
Just a roller
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #10
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Wear old clothes?

Or from a more serious angle, realize that prepping the surface, before you paint, is the most important and time consuming part of the job.
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I use self leveling paint applied with both roller, pads, and brushes.

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well to get to the point...I am going to do this to my coach also...now I do have a great deal of experience in using HVLP guns and sanding and using fiberglass and coverings....so I am going to do a the two areas that have some cracking {not just the fiberglass gel coat spidering} and sand them down and cover again...then will prime and lite coat of paint just to look decent till all done...then will sand the spider cracks and fill a section at a time and again prime and lite paint...when all done will have paint scheme and tape off accordingly...now I will not have a paint booth but I do now from experience it will turn out good and the final buff and clear coat will make it look good...I really want to do a camo paint job of the desert variety...jeff
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I sprayed acrylic enamel on ours. Simple to use, very forgiving, did a panel or 2 at a time - in the driveway. Turned out great. My concern over mismatched panels did not materialize.
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Lots of money. Automotive quality paints now days are very expensive. If your going to do it, do it right. Prep is probably 90% of the work and about 95% of the quality of the end results.
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