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paint or stain?? trailer floor

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by happy, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. happy

    happy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Whats the best looking and for preservative sakes too. Paint or stain? If paint what color? I have always had black floors, one trailer had brown. All were open trailers. I just bought an enclosed, and was wandering what might be the best and why. Any comments or thoughts greatly appreciated
  2. DMPServices

    DMPServices LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 9

    I like to use Black Stain on my trailer floors it doesn't peel like paint and kinda hides oil drops
  3. sslopok

    sslopok LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    I just used thompson's water seal on my new enclosed. I had some extra laying around. In a few months I am going to coat it with a garage floor coating.
  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    I went with the roll on bedliner from walmart, forget the brand, and it has held up very well for this first year. I think it was like 35 bucks a gallon and I used a little over a gallon for my 6x12 enclosed. Much better than paint or a stain IMO and the anti skid is great. Went about a foot up the walls and then used walmart brand heavy duty grey paint for the walls and its a major improvement altogether. Able to hose everything out but that is usually not necessary since it blows clean very easy. Did all this the very first day I had my new trailer and will do the same on the next ones.
  5. Greybeard

    Greybeard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    We used a light grey two-part urethane paint that they use for gas station concrete islands. It's still going strong after 9 years. If we didn't have that stuff on hand, I'd probably use a good garage floor paint or something else designed for traffic areas.
  6. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    In my box trucks that i buy new i take carboard cover the floor and the card board the sides five foot up duck tape it and replace when worn, five years down the road they look brand new no stains or scratches best of all it only cost 5 dollars for the roll of tape:weightlifter:

    Messages: 84

    lynseed oil from home depot is the only thing that you can put on new open trailers and wont let the boards crack on you, like thompsons or stain. it is about 32$ for a gallon. a gallon will easily do a 6x12' trailer
  8. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    the post is about enclosed trailers

    Messages: 84

    My bad guys! but just so everyone knows that is the only thing that will work on open trailers!
  10. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Will the oil work on treated boards, Ihave treated lumber on my trailer.

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