Follow the step-by-step instructions below on how to paint your RV or camper exterior. Also, find links to all the recommended paint products.
Wash your camper’s exterior to remove any dirt/road grime. Also, be sure to remove all decals from areas that you plan to paint. Never paint over decals. I recommend using a decal remover tool to easily remove any decals.
Caulk. Make sure all the joints do not have any gaps or cracks in the caulk. If they do, be sure to re-seal them before you begin painting. Reference the steps on this post: How to Reseal an RV
Tape/Mask off any areas that you do not want painted. Use the masking paper to block off larger areas from overspray.
Sand down all areas of the camper that you plan to paint. Use a 80 grit sanding block and lightly sand the exterior to create a smooth surface.
Wipe down the exterior with acetone and a microfiber cloth to remove any oily reside that might prevent good adhesion. Then, wipe the area down again with a damp microfiber cloth to make sure there is no dust.
Scuff. Allow the paint to dry, then lightly scuff the painted surface with a scuff pad. Then, wipe down the entire surface again with a clean damp cloth to remove any dust particles.
Recoat. Apply another coat of paint. If the paint still looks uneven after drying, scuff once again and apply another coat of paint.
Remove all painters tape and masking paper. Once the paint has fully cured according to the Dupli-color instructions, buff the surface to enhance the look of the paint. Enjoy!