New Enclosed Trailer interior painting

Discussion in 'General' started by D-Zum, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Trust me. Interior latex paints absorb moisture, the moisture freezes, the paint shrinks.

    This is an extreme case. The white finish is bonding primer, so the paint had the absolute best chance at adhering. This is an unheated workspace, so moisture and temperature weren’t controlled.

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  2. Kyle Brosius

    Kyle Brosius Well-Known Member

    I used herculiner and it is the cats ass! It took three kits if I remember correctly but I also did 3’ up the walls as well. The wood just soaks it up. I can spill oil all over it and leave it for weeks then clean it up when I feel like it with brake clean. Like when you develop a fork seal leak on the way home from a race and don’t feel like messing with it immediately that night then put it off until the night before the next race lmao
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  3. Triple X

    Triple X Well-Known Member

    I'd use Kilz on the walls before paint.
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  4. t11ravis

    t11ravis huge carbon footprint

    Yikes. Yeah, I never had that issue.
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  5. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

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  6. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    Kilzit on the walls and floor. Also makes it easier for the paint to cover the plywood in 1 coat.
    Deck paint w/no slip on the floor. From Lowes.

    Been on there 3 yrs and holding up great.

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  7. prospected

    prospected Well-Known Member

    Same set-up on my 6x10. Kilz primer on walls and floor then Behr epoxy on the floor with white egg shell on the walls.

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  8. iagsxr

    iagsxr Well-Known Member

    I bought a used trailer that had hauled two-stroke dirtbikes and never had the floor painted How would you prep the spooge stains? I'm thinking clean with acetone or similar then go over with Kilz until they quit bleeding through the Kilz then topcoat.
  9. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    Sounds about right
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  10. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    If it is oil, Kilz will not stop it from bleeding through. Had the same problem in an 8.5x18 trailer I had. I ended up putting down 1/4” plywood over the entire floor.
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  11. anupe

    anupe Searching for consistency


    Not sure what you’re looking to pay for the 7X14. I might let this puppy go. Give me a call. At the very least I can share with you what paint I used.

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  12. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Crew Chief

    PM me your number Allen please.
  13. The

    The Baddest Mofo in Town

    Speaking of carpet on the walls, anyone ever try the grey indoor outdoor carpet that Home Depot keeps in stock?
  14. rice r0cket

    rice r0cket Well-Known Member

    How about riveting up some aluminum flashing instead? Should be faster and more durable.
  15. tdelegram

    tdelegram Well-Known Member


    are you going to get that r1 out this year?


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