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Old 02-28-2016, 05:30 PM   #1
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Painting the inside walls

Have a 31ft 1972 Sovereign. Have cleaned walls but still areas that just won't come clean. Has anyone painted the walls before and if so what did you use.

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Old 02-28-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
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Painting the inside walls

You will get recommendations to use KRYLON FUSION spray paint, lots of people have had good results with this.

I wouldn't have the patience for this, especially on a 31 footer.

I would really, really, really clean the surface with a cleaner like PREP SOL, sand the surface to get some tooth and paint with a good oil base enamel like RUSTOLEUM or similar,,, or even better, INDUSTRIAL IMRON HG-3500.

A high quality paint will "lay down" smooth after rolling or brushing, and if applied to a clean well prepared surface, it will stay for a very long time.

A straight enamel like Rustolium will out gas for a few weeks and smell of solvent for a while, the Imron will fully cure odor free in a few days.

I would not use any kind of latex or common house paint.

By the way, we also have a 72 Sovereign...


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Hey Bram
After filling holes and light sanding, I then used an oil base stain blocking primer and a latex overcoat. Had good results.
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You will get recommendations to use KRYLON FUSION spray paint, lots of people have had good results with this.

I wouldn't have the patience for this, especially on a 31 footer.

I would really, really, really clean the surface with a cleaner like PREP SOL, sand the surface to get some tooth and paint with a good oil base enamel like RUSTOLEUM or similar,,, or even better, INDUSTRIAL IMRON HG-3500.

A high quality paint will "lay down" smooth after rolling or brushing, and if applied to a clean well prepared surface, it will stay for a very long time.

A straight enamel like Rustolium will out gas for a few weeks and smell of solvent for a while, the Imron will fully cure odor free in a few days.

I would not use any kind of latex or common house paint.

By the way, we also have a 72 Sovereign...


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This is excellent advice.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:22 AM   #5
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After filling the holes and sanding, I used a standard interior matte finish paint and it looks great. I used the Krylon Fusion on the plastic features and also had really good results.

Also, may want to invest in a couple of cases of MagicEraser.
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My wife lightly sanded and used a good latex on our walls (1970 safari) .... it worked great and has held up fine after 2 years. She rolled it on and didn't seem to have any issues at all.
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:06 PM   #7
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We are in the process of our interior restoration of our 1979 Sovereign. So far we have used Krylon Fusion on all of the upper tambour cabinets and endcaps with excellent results, although it took 4 thin coats and countless cans. We have done test patches successfully of BIN primer after cleaning twice, sanding, and the final cleaning with a mild ammonia solution, which is what we intend to use for the rest of the trailer. Haven't made a final decision on what type of paint to finish with, but many say that a regular interior latex is fine over the BIN, and that's what we're leaning towards. Good luck!
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I think it's been post here that 71 and later Airstreams used a vinyl coating on the interior. Has anybody here ever used Benjamin Moore Revive for vinyl siding. The sales person at the paint store thought this would be a great choice, but he never did it.
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3 coats of Kilz II, then rolled on Zolatone FLEX. Easy application, looks great, super strong... not inexpensive!
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3 coats of Kilz II, then rolled on Zolatone FLEX. Easy application, looks great, super strong... not inexpensive!
Hi SuzyHomemakr. Have you got any photos? How rough is the texture? Did you have everything out? How was the texture where you had to "cut in" instead of rolling?

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I have close to the same year and model. I had doubts but I painted anyway, and it turned out killer. I used a Kelly Moore glossy latex. Be brave my fellow fuselage dweller!
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Hi SuzyHomemakr. Have you got any photos? How rough is the texture? Did you have everything out? How was the texture where you had to "cut in" instead of rolling?

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I would say the texture is rougher than regular paint, but smoother than sand paint. It hides a lot of sins! Contact your local Zolatone dealer, and ask for sample chips.

You can paint a bit at a time, it doesn't seam from old to new. I used a chip brush to stipple in the edges, sort of jamming it straight in. The product is applied in two stages, first a base coat (which they call "primer"), then the multi-color coat with the funny roller.

They custom blend every batch, so be sure to order enough for the entire job. I wound up not doing the center stripe on the ceiling, and also left the bathroom white. I had a lot left over. That stuff is expensive!
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Thanks for the response! I was most concerned about the transition from the cut in to the roller. So I am really glad to hear the seams did not show. Even more glad to hear they did not show when going from dry to wet.

What color did you use? The wife says that is the one she wants. I have ordered paint chips.


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I would say the texture is rougher than regular paint, but smoother than sand paint. It hides a lot of sins! Contact your local Zolatone dealer, and ask for sample chips.

You can paint a bit at a time, it doesn't seam from old to new. I used a chip brush to stipple in the edges, sort of jamming it straight in. The product is applied in two stages, first a base coat (which they call "primer"), then the multi-color coat with the funny roller.

They custom blend every batch, so be sure to order enough for the entire job. I wound up not doing the center stripe on the ceiling, and also left the bathroom white. I had a lot left over. That stuff is expensive!
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I used FLX-0017, sort of a sand color. The flecks are kinda subtle, I was actually hoping for something a bit bigger. Through its formulation and colors, it really smooths out gouges and scratches. I wish that I'd used some of that Big Stretch caulk on the seams, as that's where I've had some cracking from the trailer flexing.
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