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Thank you for all the replies!! I will let you know how it goes...a big job, but I love the outcome...pinterest and you tube have so many camper renovations and I love the white interiors....


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I'd suggest to visit a paint supplier like a Sherwin-Williams store and have a discussion with them about your project.

You'll be painting surfaces that need different processes and materials than a typical residence.

Not one poster has mentioned it but an adhesion promoter is probably going to be used on the vinyl wrapped cabinets.

Visit the store, the staff is knowledgable and will steer you along.
Good luck on the painting, 50f + is right around the corner.


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It's going to end up look like a hospital with everything being solid white.
Too sterile.

bleh.


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tlieder wrote:

Thank you for all the replies!! I will let you know how it goes...a big job, but I love the outcome...pinterest and you tube have so many camper renovations and I love the white interiors....

Since it's your RV AND you like white interiors I say go for it.
Just trying to point out the "other side of the fence" POV[emoticon].

westend brought out a good point with the different materials used to finish wood and wood look products.It would be wise to know exactly what the composition is of the casework and doors.
Have fun w/ your new project and be sure to post pictures of the work in progress.

Oh and I'm seconding the use of Kilz primer and stain cover; great stuff.

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If you're on Facebook, this is a great group with a lot of experience and feedback for what works and what doesn't.

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Vulcan, white interiors are all the rage now. That's why I purchased a 2015 Winnie TT...before the change from earth tones.


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Could always order an extra piece of wall from manufacturer and have some sections to play with. Might cost you $100 but would definitely give more prep options

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ken56 wrote:

The point of the vinyl covering in the cabinet frame is a good one. It may not stay stuck if it gets wet with paint. The doors on mine are wood but the cabinet frame is vinyl covered which is standard on the average unit. That said, we used the Rustoleum product for cabinets in our home and it came out fantastic. Its labor and time intensive and prep is vital for a good outcome.


X2 Those cabinets are mostly covered with the printed plastic over particle board. While the DOORS might be some light wood the rest will probably be plastic covered. This will NOT take to paint.

I understand your wanting to change from the dark colors these manufacturers put in seemingly all RV's except Airstream.

But you might have to re-think this. Also most of the walls and cabinet sides are thin luan with a plastic printed coating.

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fulltimedaniel wrote:

ken56 wrote:

The point of the vinyl covering in the cabinet frame is a good one. It may not stay stuck if it gets wet with paint. The doors on mine are wood but the cabinet frame is vinyl covered which is standard on the average unit. That said, we used the Rustoleum product for cabinets in our home and it came out fantastic. Its labor and time intensive and prep is vital for a good outcome.


X2 Those cabinets are mostly covered with the printed plastic over particle board. While the DOORS might be some light wood the rest will probably be plastic covered. This will NOT take to paint.

I understand your wanting to change from the dark colors these manufacturers put in seemingly all RV's except Airstream.

But you might have to re-think this. Also most of the walls and cabinet sides are thin luan with a plastic printed coating.


Adhesion promoter---visit your local paint store and get some knowledge about painting different surfaces.

If plastic couldn't be painted, we would all have primed and scratched to yellow bumpers (like NYC, lol).

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We hated the dark interior of our 5th wheel also so we redid the inside last summer. It is like a beach cottage now instead of a funeral parlor. [emoticon]

We used Glidden "Gripper" primer on the walls and cabinets and the paint is holding up very well so far. X2 on the eggshell for the walls and semi-gloss for the cabinets.

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