Do you own a mobile home or trailer? Or are you wondering how they can be decorated? Well, in this article, we will discuss the interior of a mobile home. Sit back and discover how you can transform this type of house with our ideas!
We paint the walls, it is very easy (unlike the cabinets) and looks much better. It doesn’t look like an outdated travel trailer and more like a tiny house.
HOW TO PAINT RV WALLS
- Sand the walls: you don’t have to go crazy, but a minor scrape will help the primer. The sanding sponge will be easier.
- Clean the walls: My recommendation for this is TSP. It is a cleaner and degreaser made to be used before painting, does a great job, and is very cheap. After cleaning, rinse the walls with water and allow them to dry completely.
- Cover the walls: If you want to use an oil-based primer, my favorite is Zinsser Cover Stain (Kilz is also a good choice). Oil-based works best (it’s the only thing that works in the wardrobe), but cleaning is annoying and smells terrible, especially in a small space like an RV. We are using water-based Kilz, and it works well (thank goodness I don’t want to use oil-based ingredients).
- Paint the walls: Cut first (these are the only brushes I use, these are the best) and then use a small roller to paint the rest of the walls. We used the Sherwin Williams Silvermist color in the eggshell layer.
For your closed trailer application, I have a few suggestions for adding interior lighting that you can control directly via a switch.
Since your current four-pole tow cable DOES NOT include an additional 12V power supply that can power the interior lights separately from the outdoor trailer lights, I recommend adding a separate 12V battery to the inside of the trailer interior attaching one or more of the existing LED types. Light. Brilliant but very efficient. To power interior trailer lights from a 4-mast harness, you’ll need to leave the headlights and trailer lights on, something you don’t want to do when the Explorer is turned off. To do this, you need to touch the brown wire on the trailer harness.
You can use switch lights such as the Optronics RV LED Interior Light # RVILL33. This surface mount lamp has nine diodes that distribute light evenly. Simple hook: 2 wires, white for ground and black for 12V +. The current draw is 0.3 amps, so you can easily connect multiple lamps to one battery. Individual switching means you don’t have to use more battery power than you need.
Another option is to install a separate battery-powered lamp, such as a # A80312 30 diode LED access light strip. This avoids installing a 12V battery as this compact lamp uses three AA batteries (not included). The peel and wand light strip is flexible, allowing you to customize it with the trailer’s built-in features, and consists of a built-in timer to turn off after 3 or 5 minutes – an excellent quality if you’re busy with one-handed operation. Truck or carry speakers.
Remove the Door
Doors are much easier to paint when they are removed from their hinges, so you should start there. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screws and remove the door from the hinges. Mobile house doors are usually light, so they shouldn’t be too difficult to maneuver. Once the door is opened, you can remove the door handle and other hardware on the door or leave it alone and protect it with painter’s tape.
Clean the Door
Doors need to be cleaned and readied before painting begins. You can make your cleaning solution in a bucket by mixing warm water and a mild detergent. Take out the sponge and start scrubbing the door, making sure to get every inch of the front and back. Also, make sure to clean the sides and edges, as dirt can collect in this area. Scrub and clean the door thoroughly, then rinse and dry afterward. If the door you are painting is glossy, you will need to use a liquid gloss eraser. This removes the glossy finish and also removes wax and oil build-up.
Finish Prepping the Door
You are now ready for the final stages of preparing your door before painting. Once the door is clean and dry, take out your sandpaper and begin sandpapering the front, back, and sides. Don’t forget the angle! Once you are satisfied with the sanding, wipe the door with your designated cloth to remove any remaining grit. If any parts of the door are not painted, such as doorknobs, cover them with painter’s tape. Before proceeding with primers and painting, protect your work area by laying down the upholstery.
Prime and Paint
Paint a small area on the door to see if you need to apply primer first. If the paint doesn’t seem to stick well, you’ll need to add primer first. You can tell this by how it looks when you apply it. If you look like you’ve just painted an even coat, then you don’t need a primer. If it seems runny, it won’t tie up, and you will need a primer. Apply primer if necessary in a one-way sweeping motion. Cover the entire door let it dry.
After the primer has dried, apply the first coat of interior latex paint. You can use a brush and roller combination to paint the door on the front, back, corners, and sides—color one layer at a time, letting it dry between layers.