how to clean/paint trailer open trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grass disaster, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    i started a new project.

    decided to replace floor on trailer

    i got all the boards off now i need to clean up the steel a little bit.

    should i sand blast the trailer?

    the paint is all chipped and has surface rust. the trailer is only about 8-9 yrs old so it's not in that bad of shape.

    then how do i paint it?

    i do have access to a spray gun. is that the best way or could i just get some spray(can) paint.
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    If you have access to a sandblaster, that will be the easiest, most efficient way to clean it up. Then, once the surface is wiped clean with dry rag, you need to use a sprayer and shoot the paint on. No spray paint, it will not last.
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    I painted mine a few years ago with a roller and it held up really well. I used Rust-Oleum paint. I did use a couple of spray cans to do tight areas, wheels fenders, and the gate. But for the angle iron a small roller works good.
  4. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    I pretty much did the same thing. I also put colored wood preserving deck stain on to make the wood last longer. It makes the wood look better also in my opinion.

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