Painting Cargo Trailer Floor - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
Household Handyman
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,475
Rewards Points: 1,402

Painting cargo trailer floor

Please advise: I've got a new cargo trailer ordered to replace my older, smaller unit. The previous unit had the floor painted by the PO before I bought it and the paint didn't last but maybe 18 months or so. I would like to paint/coat the floor of this new unit before I put anything at all in it and I want the coating to last, as long as it will, with me going in and out daily doing remodeling work. I'm even thinking of using a garage floor epoxy type coating but have concern it may be too hard and crack if the floor flexes any. Truck bed liner suggestions are out, they are too textured, I keep it clean. I'm open to suggestions and will appreciate any. Thanks, David


Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
Matthewt1970's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,829
Rewards Points: 1,098

A good epoxy coating or an oil Porch/Deck Enamel will work good.


Matthewt1970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 05:10 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NEPA
Posts: 557
Rewards Points: 500

Try this

If money is of no concern then I would go with LineX or some thing along that line. Good Luck....................

mark942 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
Tired, Cold, and Damp
slickshift's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Rewards Points: 2,000

Ask your local Paint Store for any industrial coatings for your app.
I'd recommend Ben Moore's P-22
It's like a nuclear Rustoleum type paint
slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 08:33 AM   #5
Household Handyman
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,475
Rewards Points: 1,402

Thanks for the advice guys, as I had stated-a truck bed liner is not to my liking for this. I am familiar with them, have used them, and find them to textured for the floor of this trailer and my 60 year old knees, maybe on the ramp door to prevent slipping though. "Nuclear RustOleum paint", now that's what I need. I'm not sure who/if anyone handles BM paints here, I'll look into that one. Talking to the "employee-of-the-day" at the big box stores is like talking to the wife about paint. I'll give the local SW and Porter stores a visit for info. I want this coating down first, before anything else if done to the unit. Then white on the walls, I've learned that one will make it brighter inside. Insulate the ceiling, add an A/C and bed and have my own little doghouse. Thanks, David
Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removed basement stairs - put in floor for washer and dryer capslock Flooring 3 10-09-2010 02:15 PM
Split level walls and floor joists - how are they constructed? jrbutterfly Building & Construction 2 06-09-2009 12:11 PM
Painting 2year old basement concrete floor gpj111 Painting 3 05-13-2009 11:01 AM
Old old linoleum, can it take paint? molamola Painting 23 11-11-2008 06:32 PM
Carpet in the basement Packer Backer Flooring 16 11-03-2008 11:19 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1