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Anyone paint they're own trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Field King, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Field King

    Field King LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    I just bought my first trailer, a used 6 x 12 single axle, 5 years old, paint is a little faded and a few rust spots, I do not have an air compressor, has anyone done they're own trailer painting, I am looking for how to tips? Thanx.
  2. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 779

  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,664

    I have painted several of my trailers. I always use Rustoleum or Ace Hardware "Rust Stop" paint, in spray cans. Be sure you get one of those plastic trigger attachments, as your finger will be worn out after spraying about 3 cans.
  4. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    I am painting my dump trailer tomorrow. Black rustoleum. I probably roll it on
  5. Field King

    Field King LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    This is probably a dumb question, but did u guys sand down the rusty spots before spraying the rustoleum?
  6. Cuttinitclose

    Cuttinitclose LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    Yes sand it down or you will be at square one in a couple months or less.
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    I wire wheeled everything and put a coat of rusty metal primer on first.
  8. pondfishr

    pondfishr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Get Sherwin Williams Industrial Enamal Paint. Just had my mid 90's Cronkhite trailer sprayed and it looks brand new.
  9. Lakewlc

    Lakewlc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,159

    im in the middle of doing a 6.5x12 landscape and i did exactly that.
  10. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    I did mine last spring. I used a wire cup brush on my Milwaukee grinder and hit all the rust spots. About five cans of rustoleum black and the trailer looked new. However, it's starting to rust again (outside winter storage).

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