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Painting Our Camper....help!
« on: June 18, 2009, 10:36:36 PM »
We recently bought a 1995 Jayco Eagle and after scrubbing many hours and removing all the old decals, are curious about painting instead.  Worried about the textured aluminum siding and what paint to use... any suggestions welcomed!

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Re: Painting Our Camper....help!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009, 10:51:55 PM »
I am in the process of painting mine.  I stripped the decals off with some of the areas ending up down to the aluminum.  I sprayed those spots with a little primer and then hit the whole trailer with Scotch Pads to 'roughen' the surface some.  I then wiped it down with thinner/mineral spirits.  I was hoping to go with Rust-O-leum oil-based paint, but ended up with Krylon Acrylic Exterior Enamel.  I will end up with 3 or 4 brush coats. 

I think it looks great - there are some photos in my  [CAM] link.


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Re: Painting Our Camper....help!
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 11:08:03 PM »
There was a thread running that a professional painter did his with Sherwin Williams house paint and it looked absolutely amazing!
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Re: Painting Our Camper....help!
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 11:43:16 PM »
mine is down to the metal in places too. i used "goof off" to get the glue from the old decals off. it did a better job of get'n the paint off. still have some decal and glue to remove. whats best for that. will the ext house paint hold up? roller or brush?

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Re: Painting Our Camper....help!
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 01:26:47 AM »
http://s401.photobucket.com/albums/pp96/rcjsmom/painted%20pop-up/

I used rollers and sponge brushes.  The sponge brush gave an incredibly smooth finish on the sides.  The roller did great on the bumpy surfaces.  I have taken mine out once in quite a storm and the paint stood up very well.  The only place that I had to touch up was where I had intended to re-caulk anyway.  The old plumbers putty type caulk didn't stand up to the road and cracked the paint over it.  So, I did re-caulk those joints, which I had planned on doing any way.

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Re: Painting Our Camper....help!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 09:43:45 AM »
what sheen paint do you think would look best. should i use oil or latex base? and what kind of caulk.