Trailer flooring

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by shadetreelawns, May 4, 2013.

  1. shadetreelawns

    shadetreelawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Anybody paint or seal the wood floor of there enclosed trailer? If so, what do you use? I have seen rust oleum advertise a deck restore that looks like a good product. Just curious what y'all have done??
  2. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Worked for a guy once that swore by rolling on used motor oil on his equipment trailers. Not exactly enclosed, though.

    Myself on my open trailer I apply one coat of linseed oil, let it tack. Then mix linseed oil with the grit stuff you get in paint department that make floors not slick and reapply. Could probably use anything like fine sand, or sandblasting media.

    Natural and nonslip. Holds up just as well as thompsons water seal on my deck does. But I don't work full time and only pull mower on and off dozen times a week right now.
  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,012

    I had stained mine enclosed with two coats but it didn't last all that long. I think my open trailer I stained lasted longer. For open trailers the linseed oil would be a better deal. Plywood doesn't tend to dry and crack like 2x6 lumber used in open trailers.

    I need to find a place that sells the linseed oil. The local Home Depot stopped selling it. It's really good for exposed wood on tools, wheel barrows, and so on.
  4. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Duraliner in gray. 1st coat was black and cheaper. I did 3 coats on mine.

    Is your plywood floor already soiled...?
  5. SK94

    SK94 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    i have seen people have a profeshonal spray a truck bed liner on trailers, but is it real worth the expense. i would just put a seal coat on it to enance the life of the bords
  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Roll on brush on Duraliner with proper prep in the color of gray for the final coat....?

    I think it's worth it....if you do it yourself.

    I scrubbed mine down with TSP extremely strong mixture and near boiling water and I was.blown away how clean it got the plywood. Grease 2-stroke fuel spoils all scrubbed out. Could not sand it would gum up asap.

    B-I-N shellac primer 3 coats.

    3 coats of duraliner. Use gray for final coats.

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  7. Iceman318

    Iceman318 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I just painted mine with porch and floor oil paint. costs about 25 bucks a gallon, but you will have to do it every year
  8. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I did my open trailer when new with BEHR Premium Transparent Weather Proofing Wood Finish in the Cedar Naturalstone No. 501.

    First time it lasted about 5 yrs before I stripped it with the Behr recommended products but can already see some bare spots coming through. I re-did the finish about 3 months ago. I guess there is no better absorption and adhesion than with a new floor. With the transparent finish there are no issues with a slickness either.

    You could go with a Semi Transparent or solid stain within the product line but it might be slick at times without a (sand type) additive. The finish make for a nice color also.
  9. Lemony Snicket

    Lemony Snicket LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I am looking at a two part epoxy system or maybe going with a commercial vinyl product for the floor in my new enclosed ATC trailer. My trailer should be born tomorrow. Then I have to get here to me in Texas.

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