Wall and floor protection for new enclosed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like my new 7x14 comes in next week. Plywood walls and Rainblock engineered flooring. What do you guys recommend to protect both surfaces? I am not as concerned with the flooring as it is waterproof and will not warp, but should I still use something for non-slip (esp. the drop down gate?) What would be the best thing to do with the walls? Paint? Waterproofer? Stain?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will get you some pics of mine. I used herculiner on the floors and 2ft up the walls. and i paints the rest of the ceilings. came out real good. i wanted linex but that was several grand. only think i dont like about the hercuiler is is something hits the walls to hard, like for example, i had a mower bounce out the blocks on the floor and it put two little gouges in the wall. but it will protect your flooring from gas and oil, slipping and will let the floors last a long time.
     
  3. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    the top pic is before i did the racks and the second was when i was putting all the racks in and laying out the position of the mowers

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  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
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    My 16 footer looks exactly like Chiefs trailer, roll on bedliner on the floors and up 2 foot on the walls then used a gray exterior paint on the walls. Has held up really well in 2 years of hard use.
     
  5. bushdoc

    bushdoc LawnSite Member
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    How many gallons did you have to use on your trailer?
     
  6. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got by with under 1 gallon for the floors and not near as much for the walls. The wood really does suck up the paint fast but you shouldnt use more than a gallon for the floors and walls. Just touched up mine last night, will have to get pics up when I get everything back together.
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I like this. Is Herculiner pretty non slip? Especially the gate, I don't want to slip taking a walk behind up the gate and have it roll back on me.
     
  8. bushdoc

    bushdoc LawnSite Member
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    I have a 8.5' x 24' that I would like to do in gray but it's almost twice as much as the black. I might have to mow some more grass.
     
  9. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The roll on bedliner has somewhat of an antislip on it, but not near as much as you would expect from like linex or rhino lining. You can add a bit more sand to the paint and then mix it up well or add sand to wet paint. But if you use your mowers on a everyday basis, the roll on stuff just wont hold up that well. Sure, it will last a year or so but I've found on my last 3 trailers that taking the mowers in and out everyday does wear off alot of the grit. Its not a big deal, you will never have a walk behind roll back on you. Ive been caught in quite a few rainstorms and even mow sometimes when its raining and have never had a problem with a zero turn or walkbehind slipping the least bit.
     
  10. mowin4$

    mowin4$ LawnSite Member
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