Sprucing up Interior Foam - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-24-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Sprucing up Interior Foam

Hello!
Total newbie here, and just brought home our 'new' 17' 1978 Boler. Gave the interior a good scrub down, but not sure how to deal with the foam on the walls/ceiling.

I'm not sure if what I've got is the ensolite that I'm seeing in lots of other threads, but it seems pretty hard to clean. I'd like to know if I can paint it?
It is coming down in one or two spots, but I figure I can glue it up fairly easily.

Any input or direction to relevant threads would be much appreciated.

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Old 05-24-2014, 03:02 PM   #2
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Hey, just another newbie here so I won't be much help but I'm asking the same question in another thread... could you let me know you find out?
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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That does not look like ensolite to me... I'm sure boler experts will be chiming in.

As far as cleaning - LA's Totally Awesome cleaner works, we'll, awesome. They sell it for a buck at dollar tree. It cleans everything. But out of the spritz bottle can be a little irritated to breath... Out of a bucket with a scrub brush is fine for me but when I had to spritz a lot to get the nooks and cranies I had to wear my respirator.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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I have a 17 foot boler with the same foam wall cover. I painted it last summer with a good quality latex white paint. I washed it with a mild bleach solution using a paint roller first, then I used a good quality roller to apply 2 coats of paint. it looks great. It was very simple and we had no problems
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We have several threads in the archives about this kind of foam.

Search for Popcorn Foam or Popcorn Insulation.
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We have several threads in the archives about this kind of foam.

Search for Popcorn Foam or Popcorn Insulation.
Thank you Donna D...I just didn't know what to call it, and I find the search sometimes scattered in results. I have started using " " and it works better.

Appreciate the proper name!

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Old 05-25-2014, 10:12 PM   #7
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Thank you - I was having a hard time knowing where or how to start searching in the forum too!
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Are you using the Google search at the bottom of the drop-down search menu? It's a much more sophisticated search engine, you generally don't need the quotes, and it's pretty good at reading your mind and sorting by relevance.
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Are you using the Google search at the bottom of the drop-down search menu? It's a much more sophisticated search engine, you generally don't need the quotes, and it's pretty good at reading your mind and sorting by relevance.
You are right, the Google search works way better for me! A little bit of trial and error but finding more info that's for sure....

What I have found:
" Popcorn foam is more common in Bolers.... Cleans up with a diluted bleach solution, rolled on with a paint roller. Can be spot repaired with popcorn ceiling repair product called "popcorn patch" by Homax (wonder if it dries hard or softer.) There seems seems to be differing opinions on which paint to use though, either a high end latex or a vinyl paint. Popcorn foam is softer than ensolite....."

That's the results of my research so far!

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So I've just spent the day firmly roller-ing the popcorn insulation of my trillium with a 1/4 bleach to 3/4 water solution...who knew you could clean insulation with a paint roller!? Worked great, a couple little areas needed a little rub with a cloth as well.

My research at paint, RV and marine shops led me to ELASTOMERIC paint. It's used for vinyl seats in the marine world. It's highly elastic, hence the name. It's available in a spray can for $16 a can but I finally found it was available at a paint store for $50/gallon, and found a paint guru who knew how to paint with it! And it can be tinted and is mildew resistant! Haven't tried it yet, but it seems to be the consensus...

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