Painting Trailer Floor?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SMITHSCAPE, Feb 19, 2010.


    SMITHSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    While ordering my trailer racks online, I noticed they had painted the floors of their trailers black. It looks really sharp and I'd like to do mine the same way, but I wanted to see what the pros and cons would be if I did. Any suggestions?
  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    The last trailer I had, the previous owner had painted the trailers floor black as well, this is an open trailer btw. It looked good, but it made everything slide around more on the deck due to it being a gloss finish, but other than that, its OK. Guess it just depends on what you like? The one I have now was bought brand new and had brand new pine boards and I havent painted it, and may not at all? It is treated wood so it shouldnt need paint for some time, as long as I remember to brush on some thompsons every now and then.
  3. mds2000

    mds2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    is it metal or wood?

    if its metal use the stuff they use for box liners black and durable and has a bit of grip so things wont slide around to much.
    if its wood just any black tremclad easy to do touch ups

    SMITHSCAPE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    It's PT wood, which is why I was wondering what kind, if a special kind, is needed to paint. I'm not worried about anything sliding around. In fact, I feel that it would make shoveling mulch easier with the smooth surface. I just don't want to mess up the PT wood by using the wrong type of paint.
  5. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    just bought a used 20ft enclosed Thur. and just paint the floor black and the walls a medium gray...I like it
  6. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,319

    You need to stain PT wood-It shouldn't slide around after that. I've stained a lot of barns and used a spray gun from Wal-Mart that worked great and stained quickly-got in areas a brush won't reach. You can get almost any color you want.
  7. Deckerlc

    Deckerlc LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 4

    I used a solid color stain on mine, looks pretty sharp.
  8. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,319

    That's what I was referring to.

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