View Full Version : Painting New Enclosed Trailer

02-17-2006, 07:54 PM
After much research and even more indecision I bought Dupli-Color Truck bed liner for the floor of my new enclosed trailer and some oil based porch paint for the walls. I will be painting it over the next two weekends. I hope it works. I will post pics as I get work done.

02-17-2006, 08:50 PM
I thought about the dupli-color but went with the herculiner. what made you go with the duplicolor?

02-17-2006, 09:03 PM
The cost difference between the two. I figure if it turns out horrible I could always throw down a coat of herculiner over top of it.

02-26-2006, 10:13 AM
I have completed the painting of my new Enclosed Trailer. The walls are turned out great with the oil based paint and the floor is awesome. Th eonly problem i had was the coverage was not as good as the can said it would be. I ended up using 5 1-gallon cans of the Duplicolor at $50.00 a can. It was still extremely cheaper than others. I did add some sand to it for added grip and it has a great feel to it. I will post some pics as soon as I get my new cord to download my digital camera .( dog got a hold of it )

02-26-2006, 11:22 AM
wish I could put my floor down. We just cant get out of this cold spell

02-26-2006, 12:39 PM
How long is your trailer? I am trying to decide if I would need more than 5 gallons to do my 22'.

I had my 18' floor, ramp, and 1' up on the walls sprayed with Line-X for $600. If my 22' is not much more than that I might just go that route.

02-26-2006, 07:30 PM
I have a 7 x 18 trailer and sprayed 18 inches up the sides and the drop down gate along with the ramp board for the end ( 12x68 ). I had a little left over so I did the bottom of my Jungle Wheel because it had some rust.

02-26-2006, 11:35 PM
Did you spray it on or roll it on and how did you add the sand?

02-28-2006, 05:42 PM
I sparayed it on with an air texture gun for like ceilings. I put the coating in a bucket and thinned it some then added the sand to it and mixed it with a paint mixing attatchment on my drill. I still need to get the pics f the floorbut here are the walls just click on the link. I think I got it right.


02-28-2006, 06:05 PM
Here are the pics the right way.

03-03-2006, 12:00 PM
Here are the rest of the pics of the floor that I did. There is a close up one that you can really see the grit in the floor, it has great traction.

03-03-2006, 02:51 PM
That came out nice real nice. I am dying to get going on my trailer.

03-03-2006, 02:55 PM
you think the sand made a big differance? How much did you put into the gallon a fistfull or two. Fine sand?

03-03-2006, 04:39 PM
Yes I do think it made a big difference. The walls I put almost a cup of sand per gallon. I used a large cup from Subway. The floor I put almost 2 cups per gallon and thinned it down some with Acetone.