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Painting New Enclosed Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ky.Smoke, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    After much research and even more indecision I bought Dupli-Color Truck bed liner for the floor of my new enclosed trailer and some oil based porch paint for the walls. I will be painting it over the next two weekends. I hope it works. I will post pics as I get work done.
     
  2. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I thought about the dupli-color but went with the herculiner. what made you go with the duplicolor?
     
  3. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    The cost difference between the two. I figure if it turns out horrible I could always throw down a coat of herculiner over top of it.
     
  4. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I have completed the painting of my new Enclosed Trailer. The walls are turned out great with the oil based paint and the floor is awesome. Th eonly problem i had was the coverage was not as good as the can said it would be. I ended up using 5 1-gallon cans of the Duplicolor at $50.00 a can. It was still extremely cheaper than others. I did add some sand to it for added grip and it has a great feel to it. I will post some pics as soon as I get my new cord to download my digital camera .( dog got a hold of it )
     
  5. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    wish I could put my floor down. We just cant get out of this cold spell
     
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    How long is your trailer? I am trying to decide if I would need more than 5 gallons to do my 22'.

    I had my 18' floor, ramp, and 1' up on the walls sprayed with Line-X for $600. If my 22' is not much more than that I might just go that route.
     
  7. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I have a 7 x 18 trailer and sprayed 18 inches up the sides and the drop down gate along with the ramp board for the end ( 12x68 ). I had a little left over so I did the bottom of my Jungle Wheel because it had some rust.
     
  8. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Did you spray it on or roll it on and how did you add the sand?
     
  9. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I sparayed it on with an air texture gun for like ceilings. I put the coating in a bucket and thinned it some then added the sand to it and mixed it with a paint mixing attatchment on my drill. I still need to get the pics f the floorbut here are the walls just click on the link. I think I got it right.


    http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=15fqfkpi.msypl6e&x=0&h=1&y=cgpr83
     
  10. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Here are the pics the right way.

    trailerbefore2.jpg

    trailerwalls.jpg

    trailerwalls2.jpg
     

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