Originally Posted by Mark N.
From owning previous trailers for the last 45 years, I know that UV light coming through the shower skylight yellows the shower badly. And quickly. Given that my Outdoors RV shower skylight is clear, I already know it's going to be a problem. I'm thinking of painting the exterior with white spray paint. I want light, but I want it diffused. Has anyone painted the exterior? It would be easier than fashioning some kind of removable shade that I have to mess with every day. It would probably extend the life of the skylight too, by keeping the UV light from hitting it day in and day out.
I painted mine with plasti-cote(?). The stuff that was advertised to coat your tool handles. Got a white spray can at a big box store that starts with "D". One can sprayed both of my sky lights (2 coats).
I read about this on a forum (years ago?) and decided to give it a try. I would like to thank the original poster with this idea.
The claim is that you can peel it off when you want. I tried a test spot and it peeled very easily leaving no residue. So far, after 3 years, still working great.
It lets in just the right amount light for us. After all, the desert sun can be very intense.
That was my solution. Maybe someday, I'll peel it off, maybe not, I like it as it is.