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Enclosed floor protection other than spray ons?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SouthernYankee, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I dont want to put down a spry linner, money reasons mostly.

    Anyways what are some other ways to protect an enclosed trailer floor?

    I want to put down some sort of protectant , what should I use? Thompsons or deck stain?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    That is what we use we have 2 box trailers, with old mowers that leak oil it works also.
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Is this a plywood floor? Might try the rustoleum garage floor kit they sell at the depot. I think you would get more than enough in one box to do it. They give you epoxy paint and a gripping supplement. IIRC, price is 55 bux.
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We bought a 5 gallon bucket of porch and floor paint in grey. Placed two coats on. The third coat we mixed in that stuff in a pouch that makes a non-skid surface...almost looks like sand. Works great. Only problem with the non-skid surface it makes the paint wear faster and seems we are gonna have to do it every year...but hey that what the 5 gallon pale is for. Total cost was around 60-70 bucks...not including mine and partners time to paint it...about 2-3 hours total with three coats.

    I wouldn't recommend just paint without non skid surface...landed on my rear after one rainy day on the ramp....never again!!!:nono:
  5. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I did my trailer this winter with Behr porch and fence stain from Home Depot. It really drank it up! I think I used about 3 gal. to do the floor and walls 2 coats. I'm always nervous about paint peeling plus I wanted to get it done during down time and paint plus cool temps. doesn't usually work out too well. You can usually mix in a little silica for grip like the other posters said, too. Just my .02 - Marc
  6. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    why not try something like this. It cost, i think 180 shipped. Its a majestigrid carpet. It has a high quality commercial rubber bottum, so no liquids will ever go through it. The carpet doesnt get kicked up and is very stiff. It works very well for me. Now when i lift the carpet up, the floor is brand new. check it out..

  7. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Anybody know how much spray liner cost?
  8. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    I went to O'Reilly Auto Parts and picked up some Dupli-Color roll on bed liner. I used an ordinary paint roller and it worked just fine for a trailer floor. I would not use it on my pickup bed, but rolling it in the trailer looks great. I used 3 gallons of the stuff at about $60 a gallon. This is for a 8x18 and going up on the walls about 1.5 foot.
    It was really easy to do and it drys extremely fast! You have to hurry when you open the gallon or it will get really gummy by the end. I just dumped it out on the floor and smoothed it out in small areas starting in the front and working my way out. I did 2 coats with the 3 gallon also.
    No more slick trailer floor!
  9. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    I got a quote for $950, that the floor, ramp, and 6-8" up the walls.
  10. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I bought some gargae floor epoxy. It is chemical resistant. For 200 bucks i think it was a good deal. Looks great after 1 year!

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