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Old 05-20-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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Starting with the walls

It is amazing what a thorough cleaning can do to revitalize the look, feel and smell of an older AS.

Even more amazing is what it looks like once the primer gets started.

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Touch-ups and second coat will go on tomorrow. Another round of touch-ups and Star-Stream will be ready for painting.
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:15 PM   #2
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Updated Walls

Walls with some color added to them.

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Old 05-28-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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Bet that feels good.... What products are you using for primer and paint?
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:23 AM   #4
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Thank you. It is remarkable how good it feels to get this one off the punch list.

We used Kilz oil based primer and Valspar Enamel paint.
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Love the color! What is it called?
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The light blue is called Sea Kiss and the dark color is called Night Scape.
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I can't tell from the photo but how did you handle the window frames? Did you spray them the same color? Handpaint them? Enamel paint on them too? I am in love with your blue interior. It gives it the vintage look I'm after.
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Sorry for the delay in answering. We had to make an emergency trip the the Black Hills and just got back. We used Valspar satin finish latex and spray paint from Lowes. The interior of the front cabinet is spray painted in Indigo Streamer (like navy blue). We thought the name Indigo Streamer was very appropriate for Star Stream.

The walls were rolled on.

The window frames containing the screens have been removed so we can clean them and replace the screens. They are also being spray painted the navy color. Our frames were attached with screws so it was easy to remove them. Taking them off the windows before painting the walls meant we could get good paint coverage to the edge of the windows, kind of like removing light switch plates before painting in your house.

The one window where we chose not to remove the interior frame is the picture window next to the entrance door. It is the only window on our trailer that isn't made to open and the interior frame is riveted. It was painted ivory in factory to match the original wallpaper, so we weren't going to kill ourselves trying to remove the paint to make it shiny silver. To spray paint it navy like the screen frames, we cleaned it first, covered the glass with painters tape (took a bit longer than paper, but putting up paper proved to be awkward), and painted it before the colored paint was put on the walls. That way we could paint over the over-spray.

My wife and I had a mis-communication on the colored interior paint. I thought I told her to get enamel, but she wanted the low VOC latex because she has a sensitivity to strong chemical odors. They give her headaches and affect her sinsus. So if you have similar issues, it may affect some of the choices you make.
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So both the primer and top colored coat on the walls are latex? Are you walls vinyl? Trying to figure out what sticks well when painting
the walls.
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Our trailer has the vinyl wall covering. It had the age stickiness that is common and not to mention the mottled tan pattern just made the walls look dirty with multiple shades of fading.

We cleaned, scrubbed and scrubbed some more to tame the sticky, using multiple grades of sanding sponges with the cleaning mixture.

We used oil-based original Kilz primer (2 coats). My wife chose the low VOC satin latex for the top coat with color. It's Valspar Signature paint which also has a built in primer.

Interior of the front cabinets and around the windows we used Valspar spray paint.
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