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Painting a Camping Trailer with Marine Paint

Updated on September 21, 2012

Marine Paints are the toughest paints out there - perfect for this camping trailer!

Well, who says marine paint has to be used just on boats? Marine paints are some of the toughest and most durable paints out there. Seeing that boats have to put up with many abuses from sun, sand, salt water, marine critters and other pesky environmental factors, marine and boat paints have to be made super tough. So even if you don't have a boat or marine vessel, but are looking to use a highly durable paint for any exterior project - be it anything on your home, or in this case, a camping trailer - marine paint may just be the right paint for the job.

Camping Trailer gets a makeover

This customer testimonial comes from our good customer Sharon Heisley of Redding, CA. She is a a 65 year old grandmother and lives her life by a great motto - "...If you can dream it, you can build it!". Turns out she made this camping trailer herself from the ground up. I'd say that's pretty impressive! The trailer gets a ton of use and has seen many dirt roads so far.

Sharon decided that to best protect her trailer from the elements and get the longest life out of the paint, she'd go with a marine primer and paint (good choice Sharon). She opted for the Uraglow Marine Epoxy Primer & Converter made by Blue Water Marine Paint and followed that up with the Mega Gloss 1-Part Marine Topside Polyurethane Enamel.

The Uraglow Epoxy Primer and Converter is a two component epoxy primer that works great on fiberglass, steel, aluminum and wood substrates. It's a very durable first coat primer that has filling and sealing properties as well.

As a topcoat, the Mega Gloss Polyurethane worked great for Sharon. It is a hard, high gloss 1-part polyurethane finish with great UV protection. It can be brushed or rolled and gives a super protective coating with excellent color retention and long durability. The Mega Gloss has tremendous resistance to tough chemicals, cleaning solutions and ultraviolet light with its advanced ultraviolet technology and can be used on fiberglass, wood, aluminum and steel.

Getting dirty on the trail - but Marine Paint still holding up

So far, the trailer has been in 11 states and gone thousands of miles (more than 5,000). Sharon says it's been rained on in every one of those 11 states and it still looks good, even after getting both road tar and tons of mud on it. Well, happy trails Sharon! We hoped that you had just as much fun building and painting your trailer as you're having using it!

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