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Old 01-12-2020, 12:22 PM
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Default Textured Paint for interior

Hey - I am looking for some textured paint for the fiberglass cabin cover and the interior of the doors, etc of the RV-10 I am building.

I'd like something with a bit of texture to hide my fiberglass sins a little bit. It doesn't look bad at all, but I'm hoping to find something I can use that will save me from having to get it perfect.

I've looked at Zolatone, but I'm not sure I want something that is busy/multicolored. I've used the hammered rustoleum, but am hoping to find something more durable.

I'd love to hear any suggestions.

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Jason
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:04 PM
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I used bed liner in a can from Advanced, O Riley, etc. it applies a nice texture. A couple of coats provided nice coverage. It is durable and does not chip, and is paintable. I did the side panels, door thresholds, and glare shield with it.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:11 PM
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Check out Hippo Liner.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:42 PM
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I used the common Lowes type textured paint, it looks great but the light colors soil really bad. Maybe a clear coat over it would help, not sure.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:55 PM
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I'm a big fan of Zolatone. It's very durable. My "Apollo Gray" is not "busy" at all. It IS, however, a pain to spray. You have to spray it twice: One to do the background and again to do the splatters.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:06 PM
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You can use regular catalyzed urethane auto paint, applied with a low setting on the air on the gun. That gives you big drops of paint. Don’t thin the paint and you’ll end up with a textured finish
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:44 PM
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Kyle that sounds like an effect I have been trying to duplicate, do you have any photos of that to share?
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:54 PM
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You can get a textured finish with just about any paint. Just stipple it.
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:59 PM
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It isn't something that photographs easily, but you can see the texture in part of this one. Contrast it with the slick finish on the carbon fiber. FYI, the grey paint has some flattener added.

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Old 01-12-2020, 09:03 PM
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For a fine texture you could mix the paint with extra reducer and spray the final coat with excess air.
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