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Painting in a mobile home...HELP!!!

Posted by kamakazeekim (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 10:33

I'm wanting to paint the interior of my mobile home but I'm not sure what kind of paint to use. The walls are that fake wallpaper/plaster and the trim is like shiny fake wood, same with the doors.

I am hoping that someone on here will have had experience with this and is willing to share any advice and/or tips they may have.

Thank you!!!

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RE: Painting in a mobile home...HELP!!!

I don't have experience with these types of walls, but it seems to me that regular acrylic indoor paint should work. You might want to scuff up any shiny surfaces and apply a primer before painting.

If you don't hear from any of the experts on this forum, you might want to go to a site that specializes in mobile homes such as the one I linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Manufactured housing forums

RE: Painting in a mobile home...HELP!!!

I have painted the interior and exterior of a mobile home we use for a weekend get-away. Make sure your surfaces, walls, fake trim and doors are clean. Prime with Zinsser Bullseye 1,2,3 primer (from HD or Lowes) and color coat with a good quality latex paint. I used eggshell on the walls and semi-gloss on all trim, doors and kitchen cabinets.

RE: Painting in a mobile home...HELP!!!

I am new to this forum, so "hello." I know it has been many months since you posted "HELP" regarding painting MH walls and am curious about the results. I have the kid-friendly wallboard and absolutely nothing will stick to it. I have tried several coats of Kiltz primer followed by several coats of latex paint, and it still peels off with the scratch of a fingernail. I have also tried using prepasted wallpaper in another room and it too will peel right off. I just try not to touch my walls at all cost, but would really like to find a process that works. We have installed laminate flooring in one of our bedrooms and the ugly standard wallboard glares at you now. I am open to any suggestions.

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