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If you've ever changed the color of your home, you know what a difference a coat of paint can make. With the right colors, your home can reflect your taste and give it a whole new character.
The same applies to your caravan. Whether you've bought a camper and aren't entirely happy with the color, or you've had it for a few decades and realized that painting is no longer fashionable, the right color can transform your camper into one Transform a place you like to call your second home.
Find out here what you need and what tips you should consider to achieve the best result.
- Car paint (includes the base paint including hardener)
- Painter's tape
- fine sandpaper
- Newspapers/garbage bags/painter's fleece
- Foam rollers and brushes (alternatively airless spray gun)
- a thinner for degreasing or (this can also be used afterwards to clean the device).
- possibly. Polish
Your work area should be dust-free and clean. A garage or carport is ideal so that you can work despite the rain. Alternatively, it is best to set up a pavilion. Otherwise, it's best to follow the weather forecast.
- Clean and degrease the surface and then rinse it with water. Then let the surfaces dry.
Important: do not use soapy cleaners or scouring milk. These are made from fatty acids and are therefore not suitable for dissolving fat. Dilution is best.
- Roughen the areas you want to paint with fine sandpaper. Then wash off the dust thoroughly with a brush.
- Remove ventilation covers, handles - and all other parts that can be removed.
- Next, use painter's tape to tape off the edges of all areas that should not be painted. For larger areas (e.g. the windows), newspaper or garbage bags are suitable in conjunction with the adhesive tape. Also remember to protect the floor around the vehicle from paint drips with painter's fleece, newspapers or cardboard.
- After all edges are taped, begin painting the outside of the caravan. Smooth foam rollers are best for achieving an even finish. For finer painting work, use a brush. Alternatively, an airless spray gun can also be used.
- We recommend two thin coats of paint to get the best result. Allow the paint to dry completely beforehand (approx. 12 hours).
- As a final step - after it has completely dried - remove the masking tape and reattach the removed car parts. A polish can give you the best finish.
And your camper will shine in new splendor! Enjoy your next vacation with a caravan that looks like new.
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When using, please note our helpful Instructions for use.