There are many ways to paint a Motorhome – from spray painting to roll on or brush. This is How David Painted Our Motorhome Roof Easily….compared to what I thought it would be like.
Getting The Roof Ready My Way ::
Yep I was Using A Paint Scraper ~
but it was too going to take too long!
Getting The Roof Ready Davids Way ::
David uses a sander!
and has the job finished in no time!
Finding Supplies In Mackay
We are finding it really tricky in Mackay at the moment with supplies. David (being a Boat Builder/Caravan Builder) normally can speak with companies and get a great deal. After all he knows what he is looking for and knows what he needs. Yet it is seems that unless you are a big business or a mining company they don’t really care!
I wish I could name the company that was less than helpful last week when David went in and seen them. But because I would rather focus on the Good Customer Service that we did end up getting with a paint supplier in Scarborough I will keep my mouth shut. Lets just say that the company that couldn’t answer David’s question and who was not keen on selling him the paint, lost a sale that day. As well as referrals from New Life on the Road.
Good Customer Service Over the Phone
David ends up ringing around to find the Thermoshield Paint that we needed. He found the most amazing company in Scarborough. And spoke to a lady named Jenny. She was that helpful that she answered David’s many questions….on a Saturday. Then let him know that she was actually out for her birthday celebrations, and would he mind calling back on Monday morning to place the order.
David was stunned to say the least. It was a weekend. She had her phone on her and was at the Goldcoast. Yet was willing to share what she knew about the paint and to let him know how much he needed as well as the undercoat that he would need for the fibreglass sections!
That is damn good customer service.
Monday morning David calls the company. Within minutes the order was being organised.
Being members of CMCA we were given a discount.
That day the order was sent out.
The next day the order arrived ?? Never ever have we had such fast delievery, and such helpful advice from one company.
How He Got The Motorhome Roof Ready Easily ::
Scraped the old flaky paint off with the hand sander
Re-sanded again to make sure!
Washed the Roof with Sugar Soap and scrubbed it with a broom/hosed it off with water
Waited till it Dried completely (overnight)
Used the Primer Pack Paint where needed
Made sure it was all masked up wtih newspaper/tape so that the parts that did not need painting were safe.
The Front and Back has Fibreglass sections ~
Primer Paint (mixing two paints together) was used.
The newspaper is covering the windows ~
and the first coat is going on!
Three coats later, more paint has been ordered. David is thinking that because its been so very long since it has been painted and because so much paint was taken off with the scraper/sander that its actually going to take a few coats to cover the blotchy look! And hey its Thermoshield paint so the more coats the better.
David Rolls Another Coat On ~
Its looking good but still needs more 🙂
It has made a huge difference inside with the heat.
If only it could be used all over the Motorhome. But because its such a flat look to the end result its not suitable for the sides – imagine if there was a heat resistance paint that could be used all over the Motorhome….now that would be ideal. Making the Motorhome cooler in summer and warmer in winter sounds perfect.
Who Gave Us Good Customer Service
Jenny from Enviro Queensland
Shed 1/28 High Street, Kippa-Ring QLD 4021
1300 558 985
David was rolling another coat on this morning ~
now we are waiting to see what it looks like in the morning!
Do You Believe In Good Customer Service?
What Do You Think About Themoshield Paint?
We highly recommend Enviro Queensland as being 10/10 for customer service, fast delivery and brilliant product!
New Life on the Road
PS:: We were not paid to write about Thermoshield Paint or about our experiences with Enviro Queensland. All thoughts and opinions are our own.