What You Need to Know Before Repainting Your RV

Are you tired of the same old design of your RV? Then, maybe it's time to spice things up and do some cosmetic upgrade.
Repainting the interiors is a great way to give your RV a new feel. Take note; it's the extension of your home to the outdoors. Therefore, it pays to be extra attentive to the details that will make your RV the best accommodation ever.
In this article, we'll provide you some tips to make your "RV-repainting job" quick and easy. It could be a knackering task to follow step-by-step, but in the end, it's all worth it.


Truth be told, that you'll be spending more time preparing your RV than the actual painting itself. However, thorough preparation is vital in making your painting process quick and systematic. In a sense, you're prepping your RV ahead of time to make everything run smoothly.
In preparing your RV, start by removing the cabinets and covering areas you do not wish to paint on like floors, furniture, etc. Next is cleaning the places you want to paint extensively. Use pre-painting cleaners that are residue-free like mineral spirits or TSP to ensure the surfaces are clean for the primer and paint to spread evenly.

Priming the Surfaces

In this process, you can choose whether to use a paint sprayer or brushes and rollers. Both are pretty decent on performing the job for you, just make sure you don't get into places that you don't want to get paint on. And this also avoids common damages like cracking, bubbling, or blistering.
Choose low-VOC primers that are perfect for wallpaper and laminated walls to provide you good coverage and durable finish. Don't be afraid to do multiple coats since primers often require more than you expect.

Actual Painting

Now that the interior of your RV is primed, you can now start painting the surfaces with your chosen color. A piece of advice in choosing what the paint to use, opt for high-quality paint, and labeled "non-toxic."
High-quality paint would last you longer compared to cheap ones. And non-toxic paints ensure it won't damage your health, especially in a small and compact space like the RV.

Don't Rush

As the saying goes: "You can't rush something you want to last forever."
Take your time when painting your RV. And make sure you have plenty of time before repainting.
You have to remember that repainting your RV can be overwhelming. If possible, ask someone for help if you need to finish the job early. That's to avoid the feeling of burnout while on the process.


Repainting or renovating your RV can re-enforce the feeling of excitement. That's because you have something new to flaunt and experience with.
But, always remember that beautifying your RV can be demanding and extremely exhausting. Get yourself prepared, and enjoy the fruits of your labor after.
Carla Arbuckle
Carla Arbuckle

Carla is a staff writer for Fishing.org and Shooting.org. She is an avid outdoors enthusiast and photographer. She can be found most weekends fishing and exploring the wilderness.