George Vondriska

Painting the Walls

George Vondriska
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A bit of paint goes a long way in refreshing a tired interior. However, painting a camper’s interior isn’t as easy as simply slapping your favorite color on the walls. If you want it to adhere well, it’s important to follow a specific recipe that includes TSP for cleaning and the right primer. The color used in this video is Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere.

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3 Responses to “Painting the Walls”

  1. Mary

    How does the paint hold up where you have removed seams, patched and painted. With all the flexing when traveling I would think there would be cracks?

  2. Steven Spinella

    A couple additional thoughts: 1) There are different kinds of primers. To paint over the plastic (contact paper) we need a "bonding" primer, such as the one you use. The goal is adhesion to a potentially slick surface. Standard wall paints are designed to adhere to micropores, which the primer then provides. 2) Luan covered with contact paper is essentially flat, except at seams or where it has been damaged. As long as it is reasonably clean, no sanding is needed, as thin plastic is not amenable to sanding--it will just tear if sanded too much. A single pass with fine grit sandpaper (like 180 or more) is probably okay, or just the TSP wash. The sanding is for the seams, holes, et al that have been repaired. When applying the filler/spackle/whatever, leave as little extra on the wall as possible so you can do less sanding and have less risk of tearing the plastic (contact paper) where it is still intact.

  3. Steven Spinella

    You may not be a professional painter, but you are definitely a professional--and I mean a cabinetmaker, not a videographer ;-). Very good content, a good addition to the channel.

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