PAINT? Who'd a thunk it?
Posted 11-30-2008 at 09:39 AM by 76sovereign
The further along we get with the remodel the more ideas we have. One that emerged recently was Paint. The walls were so dirty and dingy, sticky and yucky, drab and bland we wanted to spice her up a bit.
First I went to Lowe's and Home Depot to look for the perfect product to paint the vinyl clad walls and quickly found I was not at all comfortable with the answers I received about what products I should use. I wanted to know for a fact that the product I used would adhere to the vinyl and would not chip or peal. I read a post on airforums.com from someone that was a painter and suggested BM paint so I went to my local dealer. The people at Benjamin Moore really know what they are talking about and what questions to ask ME about MY project.
YUCK and EUU
I scrubbed the walls several times with different products and nothing really did it. I applied TSP which is a No-Rinse, one-step concentrated cleaner and deglosser for prepaint surface preparation. I used a spray bottle and a scratchy scrubber to get into the texture of the walls then wiped with old towels. TSP removes grease, grime, mildew stains, food stains, crayon, dirt and smoke from painted or unpainted wood, metal or vinyl wallpaper. Will not harm aluminum.
WORKED LIKE A CHARM! NICE AND CLEAN!
I then applied Benjamin Moore's GRIP and SEAL primer. I cut in first around windows and wall panels then blew through the rest with a roller.
It finally warmed up enough for me to paint the top coat. It is WILD!
The color is called “Salsa” from Benjamin Moore it’s their "Aura" with Color Lock. It has low VOC and has virtually NO Fumes. I never once noticed the fumes while applying the primer or top coat. The low VOC paint from Benjamin Moore offers over 140 wonderful colors that all go together, no matter what colors you choose they are the will complement each other. The point being you can't go wrong with this paint! I LOVE IT.
This pictures is the most true to color of the pictures. It kind of looks like leather with the texture in the vinyl.
(click on pic. to see texture)
Jack is from the island of Samoa so we will decorate in a Polynesian Theme. We have a lot of things from the islands to decorate with. Makes sense to me!
We are very excited to be this far along although we have a long way to go. Hopefully we will be finished by spring for the 1st spring rally. That would be awesome!
No matter what stage our AS is in we us it, we go camping, we go to rallies. Our 1st rally we used a mattress from our guest room on the floor. No water/plumbing, toilet, no air conditioner, no stove, just a cabinet Jack had made and installed right before we left.
Each rally we've had a little more progress to show, a little more knowledge to share and a little more joy in our hearts.
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Posted 11-30-2008 at 04:34 PM by danalee
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