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Old 04-10-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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Rustoleum Textured Paint

Our "78" has the vinyl coated wall and we have been contemplating painting them. I have used the Rustoleum Multicolor Textured Paint in the past for projects around the home. I was wondering if anyone has used this paint. It is not Zolatone but does have a similar look when applied. It is textured and has flecks of other paint colors mixed into it. Obviously you would need to use primer. Any thoughts? Thx!


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Have fun with the dry time...irregardless of the weather, you may want to put an electric heater inside to speed up the drying process. Oil based paint and those airstream walls just conflict like crazy. I like Andys' idea of just cleaning them real good and going over them with (I think) something like future floor wax.Primers are mostly for canceling out dark stains. Primer is not a foundation for another paint to attach to...primer only is meant for muting a blemish or bad place. So don't go primer crazy. Hope your adventure comes out beautiful...if you want to use a real good surface cleaner to strip off crud and oil etc get this stuff at a dollar store, use it with a sponge and bucket of water. The surface of the wall must be bone dry and clean for good adhesion.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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I've used this paint a lot on our Burning Man vehicle, but only on the window screen frame in front in the Airstream. If you're so inclined, btw, two slightly different single colors of this paint can be sprayed at once, one in each hand, for a interesting blending effect... sort of cammo, but softer. Hides dust and dirt very well....
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