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#5803126 - 06/24/15 12:19 AM Anyone painted a travel trailer before?
ttechcolleyville Offline
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Registered: 12/06/13
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Loc: Colleyville, TX
I bought a bare bones trailer for a second lease I got on this season and I need to paint it fast. It is A&M maroon and I want to eliminate any hint of that color. I used spray paint to cover the logo in the pic but I am curious what kind of paint I should use for the whole trailer - which is aluminum. This paint job is fresh and I have pics showing it before the paint job and the guy put a full primer on it before painting. So I would like to just paint over it with minimal prep other than washing it.

All the info I can find about painting travel trailers assumes you are restoring a vintage trailer and recommend all manner of prep and paints from auto paint to exterior latex enamel. Any thoughts or recommendations on what kind of paint to use. I just want non-maroon and may go Dallas Cowboys blue or a light olive drab. But I don't want to repaint it again for the foreseeable future.




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#5803247 - 06/24/15 07:29 AM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
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Registered: 06/15/09
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Any outdoor enamel should work. Use a sprayer if you have access to one.
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#5803275 - 06/24/15 07:47 AM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
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I would paint it a lite/reflective color, will help it stay cool better. Maybe DC gray instead of blue.


Edited by redchevy (06/24/15 07:47 AM)
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#5803314 - 06/24/15 08:11 AM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
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I would go to Lowes or HD and see what they have in a 5 gallon bucket of a color they mixed wrong, they are cheap. If not, then I'd use an outdoor paint like you would for your house, and in a light color. Roll it on, the texture won't matter since its at the lease and you can roll on multiple coats a lot thicker and easier than trying to spray it outside
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#5803324 - 06/24/15 08:15 AM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
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Sherrin Williams DTM Direct to metal; good for over other paint

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#5803512 - 06/24/15 10:30 AM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
Erathkid Offline
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Just don't paint latex over oil base. Looks to be latex from what I can tell.
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#5803521 - 06/24/15 10:38 AM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
ttechcolleyville Offline
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Registered: 12/06/13
Posts: 161
Loc: Colleyville, TX
Thanks for the info. Definitely changing what I was thinking.

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#5803774 - 06/24/15 12:54 PM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
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you should leave it that color the pigs will come running.. even the pigs know A&M cannot get a grip on pig skin... grin
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#5804105 - 06/24/15 04:46 PM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
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#5804341 - 06/24/15 07:42 PM Re: Anyone painted a travel trailer before? [Re: ttechcolleyville]
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Registered: 05/05/09
Posts: 7799
Loc: Bowie
If you can go to Bowie and pick it up Rapco paints are great. I have painted vehicles, aluminum boats, sheds, they wear forever
http://www.rapcoparts.com/manuals.html
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