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Old 02-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Painting the walls

OK I'm sure there are a dozen threads on this but I thought Id ask again incase there is any new info. OK, I just got a 66 Globetrotter and the walls have some stains on them and are somewhat yellowed. I'm going to clean them and all but I'm wanting to paint it white(-ish) to get it brighter in there. Whats the best stuff to use? We also have to replace a few rivets. The walls have some kind of pattern in them, like a small basket weave? Anyone ever painted over that before? Any info is awesome. Thanks

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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I used Kills as the primer coat then a high quality sherwin williams paint. I would recommend going to a sherwin williams (or other major brand) paint store (not lowes or home depot) and see what product they suggest for your specific application.
If I were doing a complete gut, I would tape up and spray the entire thing. A good smooth roller and paint brush is the next best thing.
My paint job has done well so far. The PO painted sky/clouds all over the walls and ceilings...*gasp*! I fixed that first!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Welcome to the group and congrats on your 66GT. I have a 66TW and love it.

I would probably shy away from painting the walls (new solutions have new problems). A good cleaning should be all that is necessary and they should be plenty bright enough. Wait for somebody else to chime in with what to clean them with.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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I'm hoping cleaning it will do the trick because I do not want to paint, but it looks pretty funky. I was thinking 409? What is it on the wall? We're not totally gutting it, just took out everything from the bathroom forward. So no beds, cabinets (we left the upper cabinets), stove, fridge...and the floor covering is out. We have two other AS that need a LOT of work so this one looks like a piece of cake to get done. Just a few missing parts here and there, cleaning, and some interior.
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Cleaning may be the best way to start! Here are some pics of the paint in my AS. Like I mentioned, PO painted sky and clouds... I didn't have many options
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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Yikes. I would have painted that too. We are gonna test clean a few spots this afternoon. Wish us luck! Lol.
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You might try asking a paint store what to use, I know there's special paint cleaners for when it's really bad.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:08 PM   #8
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The 409 and a brush did ok at getting the worst and getting it out of the texture. A Mr Clean magic eraser worked on some stuff, but theres still some discoloration here and there...I'm going to go over it a few times before I decide on painting or not. Good things its not any bigger
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In case you are still struggling with this decision, we went through the whole painting thing last summer and I researched until I was blue in the face (ha), and I took much of the advice is in this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...ors-62392.html
We first scrubbed with Krud Kutter using a scratchy sponge, (it really works well!) rinsed with a clean wet sponge, let dry, then applied a coat of oil-based primer, Cover Stain by Zinsser, then painted with a Benjamin Moore latex paint in an off white. Our '88 has the hard plastic end caps, and they were dingy and yellowed and we followed advice from the forum to spray paint it (after taping everything off, and BEFORE painting everything else) with Krylon paint for plastic. It worked great, but was very time-consuming and took 2-3 coats. We even painted the shower stall with it and it has held up well, so far! Good luck!
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #10
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Thanks. I'm working on reading through that thread now. Cleaning didnt quite get it where I want it, but it looks worlds better. So I'm torn between dealing with it, or painting. I think my husband would slap me if I said paint. Lol. Hes replaced part of the frame and floor so far, and has the bathroom out of it, plus hes replacing electrical stuff. I'm pretty sure most of the probs that annoy me will be covered up once everything is back in it. As bad as everything is the walls are not sticky. They werent even sticky before I cleaned. I would really love a crisp white wall, but I dont know if its going to be that big of a difference after its done.
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You have nothing to loose painting if they are already coated

Alum shiny interior I would say no value will go down. If they are just dingy old walls with painted finish go for it. Just use the best paint you can get. Benjamin Moore is pretty decent, has different drying agent. Wonder if using PVA lighty over surface might be good way to go. Stands for Poly Vinyl Acitate form of glue. Inexpensive just get like Behr PVA or Giliden very inexpensive. You must put all your time and effort prepping before paint. Clean the walls very best you can, no residue from soaps or grease. I would ask around at painters forums. They might recommend Kilz oil base but I have had poor results with oil comming through water based paints. Gliden makes primer called gripper should work. I have done a lot of interior painting on new homes. Benjamin Moores primers I am not really fan of caulky and the grip not sure. Less sheen you select nicer end product. If you are going yellows pearl (satin) is most shine I would ever go. Colors do not look good in semi gloss at least in new homes. I forgot the painters forum name but these pros know all about bonding issues,primers.
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I'm still cleaning and looking at paint. Still can't decide. I have a steam cleaner I'm gonna try. Only thing with paint that worries me is what does it's do on the seams? I have this 1 inch trim around the windows that won't lay flat all the way around. I didn't want the paint to look half-assed in those spots, it pull apart after it's dry?
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Lets see picture!

Not sure which area you are worried about. May want to spray those areas around windows. Or for now do nothing. If it is plastic Krylon makes good product in many colors. If I had an older unit I might try glossy metalic pearl sliver would be fun project. Hey is that product called Zolatone on old airstreams? I was looking at few different boat makers that offer this coating, wonder if you could have this applied?

http://www.zolatone.com/multi-color-...ishes/polomyx/
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I may be way off base, but I remember that when we had the walls in our house repainted, they were first cleaned with TSP (tri-sodium phosphate). It removed years of grease and grime - almost to the point that the walls didn't need painting.
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