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Old 07-15-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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Painting Interior walls, Ceiling

Has anyone had any luck or experience (good or bad) painting their interior. I have a 1988 excella 32. The ceiling and walls are beige/mottled brown, and the plastic panels above the sofa/ rear twins is yellowed. My wife has watched too many trading spaces episodes and wants to paint the walls and celing pink (don't ask). I am concerned about the paint not sticking, especially to the plastic parts. Help!!!
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If it's first clean very well with TSP or something similar, rinsed well, then primed with Kilz or some other product meant to go over vinyl wallcovering (brown mottled) & plastic, it'll be fine.

Sorry...can't help you with the pink, maybe you ought to get rid of your cable channels!

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We painted our bedroom in our 69 with semi-gloss and it is very smooth and looks great. It is an improvement we would make again. The good thing about the semi-gloss is that we can wash it and it always looks good.

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We painted our bedroom in our 69 with semi-gloss and it is very smooth and looks great. It is an improvement we would make again. The good thing about the semi-gloss is that we can wash it and it always looks good.

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Did you prime first, or make any preparations?

What brand and type of paint did you use?

How did you apply the paint?

I'm considering doing the entire interior on my 72 Overlander International.

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:37 PM   #5
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Somewhere in the archives is a thread on painting the plastic end caps. You will need a paint, or at least a primer that adhears to abs plastic. I used a spray plastic primer - probably Krylon, I don't remember, and then just regular spray paint. However, I have painted other abs items (notably the inside a/c cover) with Krylon Fusion - no primer - and it has worked really well.

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Painting the interior is not difficult, but there is a game plan that "must" be followed.

First, clean the wall material (vinylclad).

Next, cut into the vinyclad with 120 to 150 grit sandpaper. Don't scuff it, but cut into it.

Next, apply a good grade flexible primer.

After the primer ages for a few days, you may now use most any "high" quality paint.

If you do not follow the above, the paint will eventually peel, especially if your in a "hot" climate.

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:55 PM   #7
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I am sorry to be the barer of bad news, but even with all the great suggestions given, PINK paint will not adhere to any interior surfaces in your Airstream.

Break it to her gently.
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Painting the interior is not difficult, but there is a game plan that "must" br followed.

First, clean the wall material (vinylclad).

Next, cut into the vinyclad with 120 to 150 grit sandpaper. Don't scuff it, but cut into it.

Next, apply a good grade flexible primer.

After the primer ages for a few days, you may now use most any "high" quality paint.

If you do not follow the above, the paint will eventually peel, especially if your in a "hot" climate.

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Thanks!

When you say any high quality paint, are you speaking of a rolled on house paint, or spray paint?

Thanks!
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Either one, but it must be near the top shelves, not the bottom ones.

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Does the same apply for older zolotone surfaces?

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Absolutely.

Or you can spray the old Zolotone with some new.

It's still tough as steel.

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Either one, but it must be near the top shelves, not the bottom ones.

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Andy,

Not sure what you mean about near the top, not the bottom?

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Paint is like booze.

The higher on the shelf, the better it is.

The lower on the shelf, rot gut, not good unless you don't care.

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We cleaned the walls with hot soapy water, then dried them. We put on two coats of Behr Semi-gloss.

Good luck,

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What brand and type of paint did you use?

How did you apply the paint?

I'm considering doing the entire interior on my 72 Overlander International.

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Paint is like booze.

The higher on the shelf, the better it is.

The lower on the shelf, rot gut, not good unless you don't care.

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OH!! You mean to make sure I don't buy the cheap ****. Right?

Hmmm.... Well, when it comes to booze, I buy the good stuff... SO, How much for the Zolotone?
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Got pics?

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We cleaned the walls with hot soapy water, then dried them. We put on two coats of Behr Semi-gloss.

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Got any pics of the finished product? The wife might want to see what it looks like before I do it. hehe...
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Zolotone prices depend on the color.

A gallon can run from about $100.00 to over $125.00.

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Does the Zolotone have to be sprayed on or is it just best to do so? They have some really cool finishes.
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Does the Zolotone have to be sprayed on or is it just best to do so?
It has to be sprayed on....that's what creates the 'splattered' look...

The original Zolatone used by Airstream is the solvent based...but the acrylic based are easier for the lay-person to work with.

Water Based - Zolatone Application Spec
Solvent Based - Zolatone Application Spec

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Zolotone prices depend on the color.

A gallon can run from about $100.00 to over $125.00.

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YIKES! Suddenly, a nice can of Behr semi-gloss off-white is sounding rather nice.
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