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Dirt Freak

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posted July 22, 2004 12:48 PM  
I've been looking into buying a 24' Haulmark, but the ones in my price range are the ugly plywood interiors. Without spending the big bucks on custom siding and stuff, can the walls, ceiling, and maybe floor be painted white? It would brighten up the interior and look nicer. I've never seen anyone do it, but it doesn't seem like a big deal.


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posted July 22, 2004 05:57 PM  
wood is paintable right? Most guys dont do it probably just out of lazyness One thing you could do with the floor is paint it checkerd. I know of a few people that glued black/white linoleum down in checkerd pattern and the black tiles have came up from the sun heating the glue.

Actually I'd think some kind of epoxy type paint would work great for the floor, help keep moisture, oil, water, etc from penetrating the wood.

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posted July 22, 2004 08:47 PM  
paint the floor, and get white panels from lowes, they were like a fiber board or soemthing, only 9 bucks each, and if you mess them up throw it away.

Dirt Maniac

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posted July 24, 2004 12:04 AM  
I helped paint the inside of one ,we used some kind of white epoxy ,that was two years ago and it still looks good.just make sure you prime it first.HAVE FUN !!


Dirt Maniac

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posted August 02, 2004 01:53 PM  
We painted the inside walls of my trailer with white enamel paint and it held up great for 8 years and make a huge difference in the interior brightness. However, I wouldn't paint the floor unless you like to keep painting it every few mounths to keep it looking good, dragging jacks and parts in and out is really rough on the painted floor.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 03, 2004 06:05 AM  
Floors: prime w/ oil based then paint with a medium grey good epoxy type or oil based paint... do not rush it and do it corrctly... will work very good for ya .
Walls: you can use a latex white and it should be fine, unless you hammer it , in which case anything will get hammered..
Ceiling: This is key! use 1" styrofoam in between the studs for insulation, then use white masonite that you can get lowes, H.Depot, etc..and use 1/4 to 3/8 inch driller hex head screws to anchor the sheets . it will make the trailer about 10 to 20 degrees cooler in heat and warmer in winter time. promise!.. plus resale is way better if its all done properly. I used roof cap in the corners to close it all up.. like 3 bucks for 10 feet or somethin. put in 4- 2 tube 110 v fixtures inside, then hang 2 500w halogens off the rear, maybe one at the side door and you will be party central.... and be able to work on stuff at night and see what yer doin...this tends to help sometimes.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 03, 2004 09:40 AM  
Hey that sounds good guys. What about linoleum or those adhesive square type floor coverings. Would it stick to the plywood floor good enough and would it survive?

Dirt Freak

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posted August 19, 2004 07:30 PM  
Huculiner roll on bed liner on the floor.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 23, 2004 06:29 PM  
We used .040 alum 4x12 blem sheets paid $12 a sheet and screwed it to the wall over the wood. Just markes out the studs and used self tapping screws. Made the inside look great and much easyer to clean.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 29, 2004 08:12 AM  
Racerwilson, where do you get the aluminum sheets from?

Dirt Freak

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posted August 30, 2004 07:46 PM  
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