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Would it be ok to paint my caravan with brush and roller to give it a new lease of life

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Hi Bigmal31,

Welcome to the forum.

Doing so may improve your caravans appearance, but only if it’s currently in poor condition.

Naturally the resale value would fall through the floor, but if we assume you are talking about an end of life caravan, (Financially speaking) it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference.

Things you should test before painting the whole thing is to check that there will be no paint incompatibilities. If there are you may need to apply a barrier coat to prevent crazing or peeling. :o

Over the years I have seen caravans; brush painted, roller painted, wrapped, wall papered and flock covered - yes a hairy caravan! :lol:

Originally Rolls Royce’s were hand painted with brushes, but that was by skilled craftsmen with a great deal of paint conditioning and application knowledge to achieve a glass like finish. B)

So yes it can be done, but I wouldn’t attempt it, because my efforts would make it appear like it had been painted by a drunken gorilla. :)

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A friend of mine painted his with a brush and Dulux Exterior Gloss. It looked really good and no brush marks. :)

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The secret to a great gloss finish (apart from preparation, which is key) is a really good brush. Currently that means a Purdy - but they're not cheap.

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Yes just make sure you get good paint though, I did a couple of tired looking bits of mine with "non drip exterior gloss". Non drip my you know what!! Not a bad finish and brightened it up but going to take the dulux up next time as it was like painting with skimmed milk!

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The secret to a great gloss finish (apart from preparation, which is key) is a really good brush. Currently that means a Purdy - but they're not cheap.

 

Purdy Monarch Elite Paint Brush Set - 3 Brushes about £22 on Amazon

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How about getting it wrapped ! Like a Van. ... Lots of companies offering it for vans nowadays. Will put a seal on it too

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