Google+ Q Dot: How I painted my vintage travel trailer to a new glossy look.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

How I painted my vintage travel trailer to a new glossy look.

So let me preface this by saying I do not consider myself to be a handy guy. Sure I've worked on my cars and nailed a few screws but nothing Bob Vila would be proud of.

We had been on the hunt for a motor home/trailer/pop up for over a year when just last weekend, this old 1983 24' Komfort Travel Trailer popped up on Craigslist. 

Ugly right? Everything is pretty much original inside and out. So if it's gonna be on our street in front of our house I needed to paint it. 

But how?

Remember I'm not a handy guy. So I took to Pinterest and YouTube and found hundreds of people have repainted their RVs using nothing more than their imagination, about $50 and some Rustoleum brand paint.

So that's what I did! And this...

Became this...

And eventually this... 

We (obviously) went with a Seahawks color scheme and with about 18 cans of paint, primer and topcoat (altogether, not each) she came out like this! 

I still need to do some caulking and of course the interior, and the lines aren't perfect (there are several runs in the paint and areas where the lines don't cover the old color scheme) but all in all were happy!

If ya wanna know exactly what I used here it is: 

Along with the automotive grade topcoat also made by rustoleum. Any questions feel free to hit me up!