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Old 11-25-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Question Interior Paint?

I know that the answer to my question is some where in these forums but I have searched for quit some time and have not found my answer. Or maybe I'm just not reading between the lines.
So, I am going to repaint the inside walls and ceiling in the Argosy. The cabinets (kitchen, over head and underbed) will be painted another color than the walls. So my question is what kind of paint and what kind of process do I need for painting the walls and ceiling. You know they are that vinyl stuff. I'm not tearing out everything, I am painting around the cabinets and beds etc.
I know you'll help out a beginner. I need you now more than ever
Oh pictures would be great too! If you already know where the answer lies in these forums than could you be so nice as to point me in the right direction.
This is suposed to be a Christmas gift to my husband.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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Interior Painting

I've gotten real evangelistic about painting over the vinyl. It is much less work than stripping. I've posted this before and I'm glad to provide more info. First wipe down the walls with detergent and water to get any grime off. The most difficult (and time-consuming) part is the taping of trim, etc. After you've taped off the trim, paint over the vinyl with Sherwin-Williams Bonding Primer. This stuff is amazing. You create a new surface that you can paint over. I even painted over the dark, ugly the fake walnut paneling. Here's what the inside of my trailer looks like. I faux painted it with a sponge, but if you don't feel comfortable faux painting you can just paint with a roller or brush.

I copied this from an email from Susan Blumenthal in New Mexico, although I can't remember here AS tag name.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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Hey Kelly
Go to utube and put in Airstream. They did a retro of a 72 Overlander that was painted and brought up to date. There are quit a few episodes, so watch them all.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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Perfect!! That is exactly what I've been looking all over for. A straight forward answer. Thank you sooooo much! I didn't want to do something wrong and mess up the whole job. My husband has no idea that I'm re-doing the whole inside like this. He thinks I'm just getting new curtains. So if I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it right. I want him to be like "Oh my God! You did this yourself!" Thank you again.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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Blu_Hwy_Ldy has done a great job sponge painting the interior of her Safari over the vinyl clading. She found Sherwin-Williams primer (I think) that sticks to plastic. Really a nice job. PM her for details.


That's Susan Blumenthal's tag.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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Hello I have only one MUST do that is a sanding of the ceiling and walls... believe me we know... and the paint has adhered with the Sherwin williams bonding and a very good latex interior house paint... to see the interior check out the thread Costalotta start to finish
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:39 AM   #7
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Just a quick note: If you are going to wash down the inside walls...and even the outsite....use tried and true Trisodium Phosphate and water (use gloves)..called, obviously, TSP. Used by painters everywhere to REALLY clean walls of grime and smoke and grease before painting again. Trust me, it works. My little unit looked clean, but when I used TSP it shined like new inside. Do not get it in your eyes and do rinse after washing. Actually, I used two rinses. Good Luck.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #8
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All good advice, The "TSP" will do the trick, it's great stuff, and yes don't forget the gloves. The SW bonding primer provides a fantistic surface to apply any type of finish paint. Always buy only top of the line paints, the economy coatings are inferrior, require more applications, and don't flow out as nice (brush marks-roller marks etc.) Also pay alittle more for a good quallity roller, the cheep ones leave alot of fuzzies on the surface a real pain in the a_ _! nothing like all that work and labor only to have fuzzy hairs all over the walls etc. (in the trade we call them pubic hairs).I paint for a living. Take your time good luck.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:20 PM   #9
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What about the shower? What do I use in the shower? Can I use something other than Epoxy? It's expensive and I'd rather use something a little less costly. Is there a paint that I can use all throughout the whole trailer?
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:27 PM   #10
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What about the shower? What do I use in the shower? Can I use something other than Epoxy? It's expensive and I'd rather use something a little less costly. Is there a paint that I can use all throughout the whole trailer?

When you have a surface that is going to get wet alot like a tub a standard coating will not hold up. for maxium durability your best choice will be a epoxy. Check at the home depot for a tub refinshing system, they may have a spray kit. As for the rest of the trailer one type of paint is all you need.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:15 PM   #11
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I just did that!

Please go to our blog here on the forum or www.airstreamremodel.blogspot.com to read and look at our project.

I started last month (weather permitting) and am VERY PLEASED with the product and look.
I used TSP, Benjamin Moore bonding primer and their "Aura" low VOC line of paint. You will love the color selection.
Please read my post to the blog before you do anything!
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:28 PM   #12
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If you go to www.airforums.com on the upper right there is a box that has latest blog entries. I think my forum blog is listed. called "paint? who'd a thunk it?"
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