What a difference a coat of primer makes! - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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What a difference a coat of primer makes!

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Removed seam tape, scrubbed walls, caulked seams, and primed ensolite walls. Didn't realize how bad the walls were until I saw the difference with the primer. Next up: a couple of coats of butter yellow
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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It looks like you have a ready helper.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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Very cool! I love seeing everyones progress.

How did the bed you ordered from Overstock work out?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #4
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Slept on it on the floor at the house last night, and it was comfy Need to trim it up and have it upholstered now.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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Lookin' good
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
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I suggest you consider doing a second coat of primer. I wish I did when I 1st painted mine. It is cheaper than the top coat and covers better.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:44 AM   #7
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Best thing is to tint the primer.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:18 AM   #8
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Roy, why do you wish you did two coats of primer? Has your paint peeled?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:47 AM   #9
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My paint is fine Courtney.
Aside from the masking benefit, I felt that a second coat of primer would have filled in a bit more of the pits and grooves of the ensolite. This would have made the thinner top coat easier to apply using less of a much more expensive material.

I reviewed my original thread on this and noted that I would have also used the Kilz Premium over the regular Kilz primer. Restoring Our 1972 Boler American
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:44 AM   #10
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Got first coat of paint on the ensolite. Chose Behr's Garlic Clove. Love how it complements the "patina" of the interior fiberglass.


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Old 06-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #11
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I always use Zinsser Primer. IMHO it is the best.
We have the shelves in ours so I took one it into Rona to have it colour matched (yes i looked rather foolish) so the paint matches the fibreglass perfectly. I used Benajmin Aura semi gloss which also has a built in primer.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #12
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Just put the 2nd coat of paint on the ensolite, and primed one side of the cabinet doors. Finally getting some things checked off the list!
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #13
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It looks terrific and your seams look great too! I thought the ensolite looked dinghy even after washing that's why I painted it and I'm so glad I did. You will love it when it's done, so bright and fresh and clean
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #14
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Its great when a plan comes together. You're making such great progress. Makes me feel like a big slugo. I'm still working on mine and its been almost 10 months.
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