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Old 08-11-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Painting the Interior Walls of My Class C

I bit off more than I expected this last weekend when I decided to strip all the wallpaper out of my 1993 class C. The little wallpaper scoring and soaking kit I bought at Lowes didn't take too much of the elbow grease action out of the job!

Now I have all the old vinyl wall paper out of the front cabin and overhead bunk, and I'm down to the luwan wallboard. My plan is to fill in the screw holes and seams with wood putty and sand everything flat. The folks at home depot told me to use oil based Kiltz primer after sanding and then I can put a coat of exterior latex for the finish.

The rationale for using oil based primer is that the heat and humidity here in San Antonio might cause latex to bubble. Has anyone ever painted the inside walls of an RV? If so does my plan seem on point, or do you have other suggestions.....


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Old 08-11-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
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Hi Mike:
I don't know much about your corner of the world but may I suggest trying a very low odour oil paint and testing the paint on a small area to see if it does what you are expecting.

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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Home Depot told me the same thing on another project. The oil base primer and latex base was not a good combo for me. Read up
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More before you do that. It destroyed 100s of dollars of marine grade plywood. Latex came right off the oil based primer. I'm no expert but everything I have read says don't do it.
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We have a few restoration vendors that support this website. I would start with their recommendations rather than the folks at Lowes or Home Depot. Another though is to go directly to the manufacturer to seek advise.

Your project sounds like a great idea to make the coach to your liking.
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