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Painting Your Trailer And Usein Sand

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLARKE, Jun 14, 2001.


    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    How often to guys paint your trailer?? I paint my
    twice a year late May and again in the fall or Sept,
    I also use some silicone sand, Just throw some on the
    trailer where ever you need some good traction. In rainy
    conditions this causes good traction unless you enjoy
    falling off your own trailer.:angel:
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    I havnt painted mine yet, it is a year or so old. I plan to touch it up one of these weekends.

    Do you "sand" the gate/ramp? That is my only slip-slide area.

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Yes on the gate on the floor on the edge of the
    trailer every where you might walk. And when i first
    buy the trailer I always paint the under side as well.
    but i don't use the sand on the bottom just good emamel
    black paint.:D :blob1:
  4. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Why are you painting your trailer twice a year ? Cant make up your mind on the color you want. Use a good quality paint and it will last you longer then 6 months.
  5. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    What type of paint is best with sand? Enamel or lacquer? I would assume enamel.

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    SAMMY the Reason that i paint 2 times a year is because
    of rock dings the mower hiting one side or the other.
    or sometimes it just looks faded.////reply to COS yes
    ENAMEL HIGH GLOSS BLACK Works best with the sand. :D
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Sounds like your wasting a lot of money and time!!

    I'm not downing you cause you want your equipment to look nice, because I definetly understand that. The thing is, I took and sandblasted my first trailer, spent a couple hundred bucks on some good PPG primer and paint, had it painted right, and never had to touch it again. It didn't fade or anything like that, and it was alot harder to scratch it.

    The only time I touched it was with a little can of touchup paint every so often.
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i can see why youd want to stain or paint the trailer floor twice a year, but i think painting the whole trailer twice isnt really necessary. i cant down you for having a clean set up though. you said that it gets rock dings in it from the mowers. i dont know if you do this or not, but i always park on the opposite side of the street where i mow, so even when im three rows into the lawn, there is no way anything reaches my trailer.
  9. kroll

    kroll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    I used hurculiner bed liner like you buy at the auto parts store for about a100 per gal. they sell a kit for rolling on truck beds and it works very well and if it does scratch they also have a spray can for touch ups

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