Teardrop Trailer – Build Day 8

PRIMER

I gave the varnish a light sand and put on a few thick coats of marine primer today.  I’m using Rust-Oleum Marine Wood and Fiberglass Primer. It’s pretty viscous and doesn’t go on smooth, even with thinner added. I probably should have user a roller and then brushed it smooth.

I managed to cover both walls with a couple coats as well as the underside of the floor before I ran out. I’ll definitely need to give everything a good sanding before I paint.

MessyWorkshopWORKSHOP FROM THE FRONT
In the picture above you can see the floor (leaned up against the back wall) primed and ready for some more weatherproofing.

FullSpaceWORKSHOP FROM THE BACK
I’m outgrowing this space fast. I’m still scratching my head how this will work once I start to assemble these pieces.

WhiteWallONE WALL PRIMED
Moving right along.

Texture
LOTS OF TEXTURE TO SAND
This marine primer goes on pretty thick and doesn’t smooth out easy. I added some mineral spirits to thin it out a bit but even so I ended up with a lot of texture. Tomorrow after this dries I’ll sand it down nice and flat and move on to paint.

MessyCansPrimer

TWO EMPTY CANS OF PRIMER
I used two cans of Rust-Oleum Marine Wood and Fiberglass Primer.