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Old April 29th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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painting the inside of a new enclosed trailer

I pick up my new trailer Monday. It has 3/8 bare plywood walls. I'm thinking of using exterior house paint on it. I'm assuming it will take 2-3 coats. Any advice which paint is the best - Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, etc.?
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Old April 29th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #2
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Pay extra and get Petit (or similar) marine epoxy.

Harder, tougher, and cleans right up.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #3
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Old April 30th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #4
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Any reason why latex? I've always heard that oil based is better paint.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #5
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Go to sherwin williams, it's better stuff I think. And they know what they are talking about.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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Get a good exterior latex (exterior being the key word). The new exterior latex works well and is much easier to clean up/work with than the oil based paint. I sell a lot of black painted plywood (black is faced towards the road) for the floor decking in these trailers to most of the manufacturers in Northern Indiana and the paint holds up fine, and it is exposed to much more than what you could possibly throw at it in the interior of your trailer.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #7
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is it painted yet? what did you go with? i gotta paint mine too.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #8
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I decided to leave it plywood, least for now. It looks pretty nice as is, and I really don't have time for yet another project right now. If the walls get all marked up, maybe I'll paint it in the future.

I've got a guy here doing some painting in the house right now. He said BY FAR the best paint on the market is Sherwin Williams, and he won't use anything except that for interior or exterior work. I did stop by the SW store, and their prices weren't that much more than the "premium" paints at the big box stores. That's probably the route I would have went.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #9
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We use nothing but sw. We do maintenance on 7 mobile home communities. I would recommend sw deckscapes, it will fade away not peel. It is more of a stain based product that is soap and water cleanup. Really good to work with and would be the best option to maintain later on.
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