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Old 05-21-2012, 11:05 PM   #15
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I will definitely check it out. Thanks! -Andrea
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #16
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Another vote for paint, I like it light as it seems more spacious.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:31 AM   #17
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Just wondering how the trailer turned out. I have a gutted Boler and my husband and I are trying to figure out how to redo our interior. Was it the eco foam you used from Home Depot? I was thinking of doing the same thing and then priming and painting. Anything I should watch out for? Any suggestions you have would be great! Thanks
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:31 AM   #18
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My vote is to paint it. It is way too dark in there. if you want it dark then put some blocker behind the curtain to keep out the light. But the walls should be nice a bright white or off white. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:31 AM   #19
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Marci,
Use an oil base paint for a primer coat, I used Tremclad flat white. Eco Foam is polyethelene and latex paint won't stick to it well enough.
Then a couple of finish coats of Zinsser Ultra White which is a tintable self priming latex with mold & mildew inhibitors.
This is working well for me so far, well into the second year.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #20
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I put in new foam Ensolite insulation on my trailer. I never had a question that it was going to be painted. I used Zinsser Perma White with mold and mildew proof paint and had it tinted. We did have to air it out for a day or two after painting, but after a week we didn't notice any scent. I liked that if it gets moisture on it, it will stop mold from forming.

I would think that using the foam only, it would be harder to clean, but with the dark color you probably wouldn't see any gunk that gets on the wall anyway.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #21
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My vote is to paint using a lighter colour. I too think it is pretty dark.
Although the dark colour will hide the mosquito carcasses.
I was told to use a latex paint for exteriors though. Actually makes sense.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:17 AM   #22
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I don't want to get into the middle of a family debate but that's a great job of applying the new insulation. Good luck.....
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #23
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Hey Ashley,

What did you use for the seams? I like the thickness of them, if they have to be there why not play them up? I am 99% sure we are going to use the eco foam from home depot on our boler walls but havent decided on covering with paint or vinyl cloth. Did you end up painting yours and if so how did it go?
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:46 PM   #24
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Hey Ashley,

What did you use for the seams? I like the thickness of them, if they have to be there why not play them up? I am 99% sure we are going to use the eco foam from home depot on our boler walls but havent decided on covering with paint or vinyl cloth. Did you end up painting yours and if so how did it go?
Hi Trev,

We used this product from home depot for the seams: http://m.homedepot.ca/product/Produc...941503&lang=EN
We used the thinnest one they sold and I believe the width was 1.25 inches.
As for painting the foam, my husband won that one. We didn't paint and to be honest, I am totally fine with it. It doesn't seem dark at all during the day and was one less thing to do. We spent months Reno-ing the trailer and issues keep popping up so I'm fine with leaving it as-is.
Just an FYI that we glued the pattern side down, otherwise you'll go through way more foam trying to match the pattern up at the seams.
Good luck! It was actually an easy job!
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