Frequently Asked Questions on RV painting


Is a primer necessary for RV walls?

It is common practice to prime RV walls before painting them. Since my walls have a slight texture, I did not have any issues adhering paint. It is not necessary to apply primer to the walls, since they are not intended for painting.

Before you paint your RV’s walls the final color, you should first paint the walls with bonding primer. Painting your cabinets and walls at the same time will likely save you time if you spray prime them before painting.

How do I choose the best RV wall paint?

If you want to paint the interior of your home with latex paint, you need to apply a good primer first. It is not necessary to prime your RV walls if you plan on painting your cabinets instead of the cabinets, and if your RV walls have some texture, it is fine to skip the primer. It has only been my experience with the Valspar Signature Latex Base Paint + Primer All-in-One that has worked well in RVs.

Do RV walls have to be painted before the wallpaper is removed?

I don’t think that’s right! Despite the fact that it is not wallpaper, the wallpaper is actually bonded to the wall paneling and shouldn’t be removed. After removing the wallpaper, you may have difficulty painting over the adhesive.

If your walls are damaged, you should remove peeling or bubbled wallpaper and repair any damage underneath. Spackling works great for smoothing out small areas before painting, replacing damaged paneling, or replacing the wallpaper. It may be necessary to apply decorative wallpaper after painting if there is a texture difference.

Before painting RV walls, should TSP be applied?

Trisodium phosphate doesn’t need to be used on most RV walls before painting, as many people recommend. The properties of TSP make it an excellent choice for cleaning greasy, grimy, and nicotine-stained RV walls. When your RV walls are not visibly dirty, you can wipe them with a rag dampened with water.

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