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    Tips for painting interior walls?

    Hi all. We have a 2019 2400BH with the dark wood color and somewhat drab walls and want to brighten things up inside the trailer. Weve seen a lot of YouTube videos on painting interior walls of RVs and travel trailers but none for Imagine trailers and the wall material we have on our trailer.

    The question is how much wall prep - and what primer and paints - work best on the wall material in our trailers? Its not really wallpaper and also not wallboard; is primer the best to prep the walls before painting or just go with a paint with primer already in the paint?

    Thanks in advance


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    You need to thoroughly clean the walls with a solution of TSP and DEIONIZED water. Do it twice and rinse with just DEIONIZED water. This removes not only cooking and body oils that have accumulated but will also strip residues from outgassing of buildings materials. To do the job right, once, a separate primer a must. Glidden Gripper the lowest end choice that will work well, but do not use oil or shellac-based or that paper stuck to the luan backer will bubble off and leave you a disaster! After you wash and before you paint, put a residential dehumidifier in the coach for a couple days to dry back excess moisture. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
    You need to thoroughly clean the walls with a solution of TSP and DEIONIZED water. Do it twice and rinse with just DEIONIZED water. This removes not only cooking and body oils that have accumulated but will also strip residues from outgassing of buildings materials. To do the job right, once, a separate primer a must. Glidden Gripper the lowest end choice that will work well, but do not use oil or shellac-based or that paper stuck to the luan backer will bubble off and leave you a disaster! After you wash and before you paint, put a residential dehumidifier in the coach for a couple days to dry back excess moisture. Good luck!
    Thanks so much - love the detailed pointers for this project. Gonna poke around for the Glidden Gripper and get started on cleaning the walls next week. We're camping this weekend and then I'll have some time to get to work.

    Appreciate your help!

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