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protecting trailer floors

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by fga, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    is there anything you put down on the plywood of your trailer to protect it?
  2. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    good post, I was thinking the same thing today. I am going to powerwash the bejesus out of the floor today, then I want to treat it and paint it.
  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I think some people have put line-x on theirs. But i'm wondering now.....
  4. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I remember someone on here using the spray in rhino liner in their enclosed trailer on the floor and a few feet up the walls. Seems like that would offer some protection and it would be easy to hose off when cleaning it.
  5. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Not sure if your talking about an enclosed or open trailer, but if it is open, I had a dealer tell me to put Thomsons Water Seal on the top side, and leave the bottom side unsealed so it can "breathe" and it wil last forever.
  6. kellroy

    kellroy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I've got an enclosed trailer that I used a garage floor paint that they sell at lowes used the lowes brand(recommended by the employee in paint dept) instead of the more expensive name brands.used kilts to prime the applied two coats , 1 gallon covered the whole floor on a 6/12x 16 trailer and the 2x4s that I used against the walls to keep them from abuse . (glad i did) :) the paint has the consistency of concrete but has held up to a lot of traffic from two ztr mowers and equipment. I've got almost year and half probably going to ad another coat this summer.

  7. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Kellroy, was it just paint? I thought about using the epoxy on the floor, like I have in my garage, they told me at HD not to use it, it will become hard and a sudden bump it will crack the whole floor and lift off, I guess it just needs to be oil based paint...
  8. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I painted mine with SKID-NOT paint from Lowes. Has the sand feeling to it. There is an anti=skid material in it. So far holding up very well. I am very pleased..

    I will tell you that the stuff is thicker than regular paint due to the added material but I rolled it right on.....

    Makes the floor have good traction.
  9. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    What color was the skid paint? I think gray gives the look of something bigger....I want gray!!
  10. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I spray Line-X on the trailer floor and one foot up the wall. Whenever it gets really dirty you can just rinse/pressure wash it out. We cut in the rain all the time and the trailer is constantly wet. It is really exensive but it will last longer than the rest of the trailer, never rot or need a reapplication and it prevents any damage on the walls from the lawn mowers. There are pics of my old trailer (it was stolen in November 04) on here somewhere.


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