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Old 02-02-2016, 09:30 PM   #1
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Painting the walls in my motorhome

I need to brighten the inside my 2003 Gulfstream friendship trio motorhome been reading a lot of RV people thet have painted the walls in there RV. now I am ready to do it. the problem is I have no idea on colours. all the cupboards and woodwork is white and is in good condition. need imput on colours you would think would go with the white

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Old 02-03-2016, 03:29 AM   #2
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What about a color to go with the outside graphics?

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Old 02-03-2016, 06:17 AM   #3
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Unless you are planning on selling it, just use what you like, you are the one that will be sitting there and looking at it all the time. I would gladly recommend colors, but I am color blind. What I think, doesn't always match. If you go into a paint store, ACE Hardware, Lowes or HOME DEPOT they will give better recommenditions. I do believe you will have to prime the existing walls before you paint though. Good Luck.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:21 AM   #4
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Drive it to a "design center" or some place where they sell wallpaper and other trim and style things.

They usually have creative sales folks that visit your home and in this case walk out and walk through your unit and make suggestions.

Some wallpapers look nice and would be better look.

But be certian they seek advise of the stock manufacturer specific to use in an rv where it gets hot in storage.

Our 1989 unit still has a factory wallpaper of some sort and it is peeling an just a few places along the edges.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:55 AM   #5

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The blessing of white is that it goes with anything. I would think the furniture would be more of a consideration in color choices.

Go with colors that make you smile when you look at them! I have the bedroom in our DP painted now and went with a southwestern theme. I actually totally gutted it with the exception of the cabinets. Really cozy in there. I smile and think how much I love it in there each time I am in the MH.

One mod leads to another so:

The bathroom I painted also and put mosaic ties on the wall around the sink above the "splashguard" I also found some tiles "6x6" that i used for art on the walls. Painting really was easy. I did use the paint with primer included. Also washed down the walls prior to painting. Also put cork tiles down on the floor after pulling up the off white carpet. (Quite a learning curve there!) Who'da thunk they would put carpet down THEN put the walls on top of it!

Still have the front to do this spring! Different ideas still floating around the back of my mind, waiting for one to come forward as the plan.

So back to the original question, painting is easy, pick colors you love that work with what you are not changing and start painting!
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:23 PM   #6
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Most motor homes have a certain "look" to them, but the ones that have caught my eye are those that are decorated outside the box so to speak.

I saw one with butter yellow walls, white cabinets and navy blue upholstery and curtains. It reminded me of a kitchen and was very pretty.

I saw another that had hunter green walls with deep cherry cabinets and dark red leather upholstery. It looked like a high end bar or lounge.

Whatever you decide, make sure it's something that reflects you and your style.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:28 PM   #7
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If there is a woman in your life let her pick the colors.
Look at some of the same or similar models for sale on line and see what colors they have.
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Our walls on our 33 year old MH needed help they wouldn't get clean so I sent the other 1/2 to get a gallon of paint. He came home with the most god alfull color.
He said it was pre-mixed and was 5 bucks. I said I can see why. YUCK. but after repainting the area t don't look 1/2 bad. 1st set new color
2nd set old factory wall paper, just painted over.
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