Anyone ever painted an Enclosed Trailer before?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TimTim2008, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    aww man, i want to do this (but not 2 tone)..

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    (ok, the 2nd pic im just dreaming)

    But i really do want to paint my enclosed trailer...

    Anyone here done it before??

    What type of paint to use? (any brands you guys prefer?)

    What type of prep work to do before hand?
     
  2. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My trailer was white this spring. Now its red. I couldnt stand the black streaks coming down the side of the walls on the outside. I simply cleaned the outside with dawn dish soap and a high pressure washer. Let it dry for the day. I than purchased a small air paint gun and a gallon of rustolium red. Funny thing is it is an exact match for my Fords red paint. Tape off everything that you dont want painted and go to town. Two coats followed by a coat or two of clear and your done. Has held up very well. No yellowing or fading. No pealing or chipping. Just remember to tell the DMV that the trailer in no longer the same color for their records.
     
  3. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So Retail Rustoleum is fine?

    Thanks
     
  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are those water tanks in that second pic? If so that would make an awsome mx trailer.
     
  5. IdealLawnCare

    IdealLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I have a black open trailer I would like to be red so I have some questions....Where does one get a gal. of rust-oleum paint? Do you have to thin it out at all? What kind of paint gun?
     
  6. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Jeepers Batman! Get the primer guns:laugh: You are going to have a very hard time painting black. White was easy cause red overcoated right over it. I would think that black would require at least two or three coats with an automotive white primer. I know you didnt want to hear that. Sorry. The black will just bleed right through the red, making an almost purple color. I would seriouly talk to a pro, or even consider getting the trailer done professional. Good Luck.
     
  7. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    lowes & homedepot. usualy around $25 a gallon

    just like the other person said, yes going FROM black to red you would need to prime to white first.
     
  8. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    I USED industral laytex and sprayed it
    came out good for what i wanted
    kinda dull though
     
  9. IdealLawnCare

    IdealLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    your right i didnot want to hear that. please make it not be true:confused:
     
  10. loupiscopolandscaping

    loupiscopolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    nice trailer good luck!
     

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