Travel Trailer Redo: How to paint a travel trailer


Hey! I am excited to share with you some more details about the travel trailer. Let start from the VERY beginning.

The very first thing we did! 

The first thing I started with on the trailer was write down every project that I planned on doing and then addressed it in order that it needed to happen. After I wrote everything down I realized that this was going to be a very big undertaking.

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Address the problems

Number one on my list was to paint the inside of trailer. Our trailer along with a million other trailers have the WORST wallpaper and couch cushions etc. Why do the wallpapers have to be so ugly?!?! I honestly don’t even understand it! Anyways, it all had to go.



Removing the carpet

Then after we addressed the fact that the wallpaper was awful and that all the trim pieces needed to be painted we took out the carpet and it was so nasty and a hot mess. We know the previous owners of the trailer and they are VERY clean people and they kept the trailer in great shape but after years of the dirt and everything things just get crazy.  When we tore up the carpet this is what we found….


This really fine dust and dirt. I mean I will be totally 100% real with you, I made my husband do this part. I started to help him and after coughing like a crazy person I just went inside my house. My husband is a very good man and took one for the team and ripped it all out and cleaned everything around it with a shop vac.

Removing the couch

We removed the couch and cleaned under there at the same time.


We took out all the cushions and the couch and anything else that did not need to paint and the put it all in the garage to address at a later time.

Walls, ceiling and cabinets 

Then we addressed the walls and the cabinets and the ceiling.




I was a little bit unsure what I wanted to do about the mirrored cabinet fronts. My first thought was to remove the mirror part and replace it with just normal wood then paint it white with the rest of the cabinet, but then I figured why when replace them when I can just paint over them and that is exactly what I ended up doing. I painted right over the mirror.


I am seriously the worst because through the trial and error part of trying to figure out the best method I failed and I did n0t take any pictures! I am sooooo mad at myself!!!! I am so sorry.

I will do my best to describe what I did.

Paint Color

The paint color I used was the Cameo White in Behr Marquee. I used a semi-gloss, I like to use semi-gloss on high traffic areas because you can wipe it down really easy.IMG_0554

Paint Sprayer

Before I started to spray everything I taped off a few things like the silver trim on the fridge and the oven and the windows. Then I took off the trim pieces on the window and put them in the garage to spray paint later.  Then using the Home Right paint sprayer I sprayed everything!!! And I mean everything.



If you notice the ceiling in the picture above it was peeling off I thought I was going to have to peel off everything on the ceiling but instead I just buffed around the peeling part with a softer/low grit sandpaper and I just sprayed right over the top of it. To top that off I also sprayed right over the top of wallpaper!

Can you even believe that!?!??! I thought for sure that I would need to remove the wallpaper but no I did not. If it was in a house of coarse I would remove the wallpaper first but because it is in a trailer there are some trim around the wallpaper and if I was to remove the wallpaper and then the trim would need to come off and it would be a nightmare to put the trim back on.


If you notice in the picture above I went around the whole trailer and I used spray paint Kilz primer on the plastic trim before I sprayed the trailer with the spray gun.

I sprayed the fridge, the ceiling, right over the wallpaper, right over the mirror, over the air vents and even right over the ugly AC unit on the ceiling.  Pretty much I just painted all the things!

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Paint makes the BIGGEST difference! It totally transformed the trailer. I was soooo overwhelmed with the thought of having to do the paint job and it was way easier then I thought it would be.


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Here is picture of the Outside of the trailer.

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Flooring tutorial 

Check out the flooring tutorial on Home Depots Blog HERE

Exterior Paint Tutorial

And how to paint the outside of the trailer HERE

Want to see more????

More Details and Pictures about the travel trailer you can see HERE!




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    Pleasures 3.4 Oz By Estee Lauder For Men
    April 14, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Happy to see such hard-work which had been done by girls. Really nice article.

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    Tania // Run to Radiance
    April 18, 2016 at 9:34 am

    oh my gosh it looks SO different! What a transformation!! It definitely doesn’t have ugly wallpaper now. 😛

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    Tanya Mendoza
    April 20, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I have a question? your cabinets were they all wood or that laminated? as in AZ it gest hot and the laminated starting peeling,, what would you do? thanks

    What about your bathroom?


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    Andy Evans
    May 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Girls! you really have done a great job! Thanks for sharing this. Hopefully, my wife would get inspired seeing this (I’m going to share it with her). 🙂

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    May 28, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    How did you deal with the sofa? Did you recover yourself?

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    Theresa @DearCreatives
    June 21, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I’ve always wanted to find & redo a trailer. Yours turned out so amazing! Love all the color choices too!

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    September 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I’m dying to know about your tile backsplash…is it really glass or vinyl?

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    November 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Love your renovated camper! Where did you get the wallpaper?

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    February 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    I have the same trailer I’m remodeling right now. Any advice on recovering the couch? Thanks!

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      Mallory & Savannah
      February 21, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Hi Kinsey! There are a lot of reupholstery tutorials on YouTube but we hired someone to do ours since we had so much other work to do on the trailer. Thanks!

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    March 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I love this! it is SO amazing! Where/what company did you buy it from? Me and my family are going on a BIG roadtrip this summer and this looks perfect! 🙂

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    April 7, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Ohhh my goodness I’m in love ? I hope mine turns out half as good as yours! Where did you get the seer wallpaper/decals? I want to use it on a feature wall in my trailer!
    Thanks so much what a wonderful article

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    April 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

    What model of camper is this?

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    November 30, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Hi there!

    Do you have a link to the blue subway tile wallpaper in your kitchen area?

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    April 25, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I assume you taped off faucets etc, but did you also spray over the counter?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      April 30, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      We removed the faucets and replaced the counters so we werent worried about overspray! 🙂

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    Sean Marshall
    September 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Your camper looks AWESOME! We have a 1996 Terry we are remodeling for hunting and family outings. How did you overcome the floor height difference when you removed the carpet, but left the old tile?

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    carol scott
    February 20, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I am curious on how to remove the couch- Mine is a jack-knife couch in a 2009 camper
    Doing this by myself so any suggestions would be helpful.
    Also can a tub/shower combo be replaced with just a shower stall?

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    Sheena Wilson
    February 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I absolutely love your remodel! for you bathroom did you move the old floor tile before putting the new tile down or your just put the new tile on top? My camper is similar to your so this gave me great motivation!

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    April 12, 2019 at 5:45 am

    I will be remodeling a 1997 Prowler this spring. We have the same ugly mirror doors. Did you remove the decals on the mirrors before painting and if so, how did you remove them?

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    June 15, 2019 at 9:57 am

    It is SO amazing! Where/what company did you buy it from? I and my family are going on a BIG road trip this summer and this looks perfect! ?Thanks for sharing.

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    June 24, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    I especially agree with your suggestion to find the best balance on how fast you travel. It can be easy it wants to see more, more, more, but traveling around so quickly makes it hard to work and just live life.

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    shuttle service sydney
    June 28, 2019 at 4:22 am

    I love this! it is SO amazing! Where/what company did you buy it from? I and my family are going on a BIG road trip this summer and this looks perfect! It is very useful to me.Really nice article.

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    Trip Recommendations to Thailand
    July 2, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Hello, I absolutely love your remodel! for your bathroom did you move the old floor tile before putting the new tile down or you just put the new tile on top? My camper is similar to you so this gave me great motivation!

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    Taxi Quotes
    July 10, 2019 at 1:08 am

    We’ve been tenting, camper trailering, and now caravanning. I love the ease of putting up a caravan, but I miss the more out of the way places we could go with our camper trailer. And caravan parks, not for me, give me a free camp out in the bush any day. Happy holidays.

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    airport transfers
    July 13, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I have learned not to dwell on the sorrows of yesterday nor project too much into the future because that is not mine to know. I try to live and enjoy each day as it comes. Thank you for this wonderful post. You are a blessing to me!

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    AirBNB Code
    July 27, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Hello, When we travel my sister comes and stays at our house. We leave movies for her and her and our dog sit on the sofa and watch movies. This is so much better than leaving our dog at a boarding place because strangers don’t take care of her as my sister does.

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