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Posted: 02/21/17 05:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

justafordguy - that looks very nice!


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Our Keystone Outback came with white cabinets and the moment we saw it my wife loved them. They look great and are very easy to keep clean. You'll love them!

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justafordguy--
that looks so nice!! exactly the look I want!


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tlieder wrote:

We just purchased a Coleman 1805RB and the first modification we are doing is to paint the interior cabinets and walls white. First, I would love advise on everything from technique to supplies to the name of a great white color paint. Second, is the paint process for this any different since it is a brand new camper and not a used one? Finally, do I just paint right over the wall, and if so, will there be a texture that shows through?

thanks for all the advise!


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Coleman sells entry level trailers, there will be a plastic like paper over OSB most likely with the cabinets, the doors may be hardwood. If I were going to do this, I would test the whole procedure where it couldn't be easily seen before going ahead. I have seen this go bad and destroy the value of the trailer. A high end trailer with solid wood cabinets wouldn't be a problem, the OSB if it gets wet enough to swell and separate and even if it appears what is underneath has been covered, it can reappear later especially in the sunlight.

I would consider maybe using a Contact sticky back stuff over the paper/plastic area and walls and just painting the drawer and cabinet fronts.


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One of the issues with painting wood doors, drawers, and cabinet faces is that if they're made with an open grain wood like Oak, there will be a rough surface when done with paint. To get a smooth finish aspect, the grain needs to be filled and that can be done with a grain filler before painting.

As suggested previously, visit a local paint store and seek advice on how to proceed. You may have three or more different surfaces to paint and each deserves the best prep for good results.

I do paint for a living, occasionally. I am West of Mpls--Shorewood. You can PM me for a phone number if you think you need consulting, I'm happy to help.


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