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Prep for painting inside

Posted 10-10-2009 at 09:33 PM by Bowmans
Updated 03-29-2010 at 11:52 AM by Bowmans (Added link to finished painted blog entry)

We needed to finish some stuff inside before we could paint the interior walls.

It started with the fridge. The frame of the fridge had some rust spots so we wire brushed these down to metal and put black appliance paint on the frame and doors. We will put pine panels back into the doors while we do the cabinets.



With the painted doors back on minus the panels:

Next was the wall outlets. When I pulled a couple off, they didn't look all that safe under the plastic mounts so out they went. I got some shallow blue boxes and wired with household outlets and covers. I had to open the holes a little in the aluminum so the boxes fit ok and used rivets to hold them in. We also painted the DC outlets with white plastic rustoleum paint.

Next came what to do with the wing windows that were foggy and one that was leaking in between the panes. we decided to try and break them out like the vista view windows. They were safety glass so required a dremel and cutting blade to make an incision into the inside pane to break and since they are safety glass, they go of with a POP. Once all the little shards of glass are out, the same process for the vista views worked fine including the Can-Am gasket.

Window after POP:

After (and much cleaner):

We did both of the wing windows. We then cleaned the interior walls again and sanded them all down. We also had to scrape the lower portion of the door (some sort of glue was on it but nothing glued to it?!?).

Here is the door with 1 coat of primer:

We then primed the endcap, AC cover (inside) and the wing window plastic trims with a plastic primer from SW and the walls with an akalyd primer. We decided to go with an alabaster color for the walls in an oil based paint. It is an off-white on the yellow/red warm side.

Here is a shot before starting:

Shot of primer on (we put one more primer coat on endcap after this picture):

Here is a shot of where we finished tonight. The endcap got its first coat of paint and the walls have the trim painted but not finished:

We hope to finish the painting next week, do a little work on the stove and then we should be ready to put the bathroom back together.

UPDATE: Click HERE to see finished photo of painting.
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  1. Old Comment
    Wow It Looks wonderfiul! we have started the same process with the primer and paint I am using salsa dancing around kitchen window and ajoining wall and wall on other side of ref and truffle on the walls and end cap and a off white on the middle ceiling
    Posted 10-11-2009 at 02:19 PM by Farmgranny Farmgranny is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Bowmans's Avatar
    Nice! I would love to see pictures of that when your done Farmgranny.
    Posted 10-11-2009 at 06:13 PM by Bowmans Bowmans is offline
  3. Old Comment
    otek800's Avatar
    I went all out and drilled and pulled the outer window, to keep it all stock. It was about 4 hour job.
    Posted 10-29-2009 at 09:10 PM by otek800 otek800 is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Bowmans's Avatar
    I wanted to post an update on the Vista View and Wing windows we broke out and made single pane. It has been a year and a half since we re-sealed these windows and all of the seals have held up with no leaks.

    I also get some questions on how the interior wall paint is holding up and it is great as well. We do have some cracking where the aluminum seams meet due to shifting but it is not noticeable unless you look really close. If I did it over, I would run an exacto blade along the seams to cut the paint so it is a clean break but otherwise, it is fine. I am glad we chose to use oil based paints.
    Posted 05-09-2011 at 06:50 PM by Bowmans Bowmans is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Beautiful work! Thanks for the shot of inspiration.
    Posted 04-05-2014 at 02:52 PM by swirkus swirkus is offline

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