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Old 04-24-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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Just brought home my 75 trillium 4500 a couple days ago. I've been reading the forum for hours on end lately! I've decided to go ahead and use interlux paint to achieve the look I want.

Here is my shopping car so far..

INT-4259G INTERLUX 4259 BRIGHTSIDE BLU-GLO WHIT
INT-0202Q INTERLUX 202 FIBERGLASS SOLVENT
INT-0333P INTERLUX 333 BRUSH LIQUID
INT-4279Q INTERLUX 4279 PRIMER WHITE PRE-KOTE

I just don't know how much paint I'll use. Do I order a gallon of finish paint and a quart of primer? Or a Gallon of both?

I see most that have used it here applied 3 coats or so, so I'm thinking about doing the same. Did most use the primer pre-kote as well?

Any input from interlux users is appreciated!
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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Geof, while I still need to reply to Booker in another thread.... these paints and supplies are what we used. The 'pre-coat'/primer/sealer is a must and it helps hide whatever finish is underneath. We did one GOOD coat of primer/sealer and two of the white. I can't tell you how much to get, as our trailer is only a 13footer. Buying too much is better than too little, as any unopened cans can (usually) be returned if un-opened. How much you use also depends how thickly you apply it. You could also pretint the sealer IF you are painting a color other than white for your final coat. SCUFF ALL SURFACES to be painted. Paint either indoors in a VERY well ventelated area or outside, but OPEN all windows and the door. The roller sleeve of choice is a FOAM one. The other ones make the paint looked like a 'marbled' finish, which IS O.K IF thats the look you are going for. WATCH for runs and sags in the paint it is very free flowing.....
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Geof, while I still need to reply to Booker in another thread.... these paints and supplies are what we used. The 'pre-coat'/primer/sealer is a must and it helps hide whatever finish is underneath. We did one GOOD coat of primer/sealer and two of the white. I can't tell you how much to get, as our trailer is only a 13footer. Buying too much is better than too little, as any unopened cans can (usually) be returned if un-opened. How much you use also depends how thickly you apply it. You could also pretint the sealer IF you are painting a color other than white for your final coat. SCUFF ALL SURFACES to be painted. Paint either indoors in a VERY well ventelated area or outside, but OPEN all windows and the door. The roller sleeve of choice is a FOAM one. The other ones make the paint looked like a 'marbled' finish, which IS O.K IF thats the look you are going for. WATCH for runs and sags in the paint it is very free flowing.....
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*Thanks very much for the reply. Good to read from someone who has painted a RV instead of a boat!

**How much paint did your 13ft camper take? Mine is only 2ft longer.. so the difference won't be huge. Just want a ballpark idea on how much to order. Be it two quarts, or 1 gallon etc.
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Thanks very much for the reply. Good to read from someone who has painted a RV instead of a boat!

How much paint did your 13ft camper take? Mine is only 2ft longer.. so the difference won't be huge. Just want a ballpark idea on how much to order. Be it two quarts, or 1 gallon etc.
Geoff,

When we painted our 16' we rough figured the square footage for complete coverage without subtracting the window openings. We then went by Interlux's website, got a phone number for support and gave them a call. After they gave us an approximate quantity we added to it for a little bit extra for screw-ups. We ordered 5 qt of the Sapphire Blue and 1 Gallon of the Pre-Kote to start. We ran into more troubles than planned for and had to get more pre-kote and 2 extra qts. of the blue before we were all done. We still have blue left over, and we wound up sanding most of the 1st gallon of pre-kote off. Like I said before, we ran into more troubles than we had planned for.

Good Luck with your paint project.
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