My husband and I recently purchased a used 2010 Sportsmen Classic 14RK and we are madly in love. She’s in great shape - still smells new! However, the beige walls just aren’t doing it for us, so I’m hoping for some guidance from the community here.
I spoke with KZ customer service and they raised the concern about chemicals in paint reacting negatively with the vinyl and/or adhesive bonding it to the Luan paneling underneath. After much research and a few calls to authorized KZ shops, here’s my plan:
- light scuff sanding of walls - tack cloth dust, then clean with a mixture of vinegar and water (KZ customer service had never heard of TSP and frankly I’m reluctant to use such a heavy duty chemical) - prime with oil-based KILZ primer (a couple coats I’m sure) - paint with latex-based paint after the primer has properly cured
Is this a safe approach? Luckily we love the cabinets as-is so that should save some work on our part, but before I get in there with this plan I was hoping for some insight or advice from y’all here in the KZ fam forum.
Unless you feel the need to seal the existing wall covering I don't know if I would prime with Killz or any of the primer sealers because they are either alcohol or shellac based, both of which might well cause more problems than basic latex. I would do as Lynnmor suggested, try a spot in a closet or in some inconspicuous spot.
2018 Durango 318RLT '20 Ford Lariat F350 4X4 Former RVIA Master Tech, ASE Master HD Truck Tech.
Post by hedwigsrevenge on Feb 19, 2021 10:02:23 GMT -5
I painted the entire inside of our 362DB. Use PPG Gripper, make sure the walls are clean, no sanding necessary. I went from ugly basic wallpaper to everglade green in a couple days! Quick web search will show that hundreds of people have painted their RV's, to include people that have been featured in travel mags and blogs. The manufacturer will say anything to make sure you know if you do anything other than buy your unit and use it twice a year, they aren't responsible.
for the backsplash we installed Roommates peel and stick. Not as "high end" as ceramic, but it weighs less than a couple of real tiles. If you do that you may wind up using extra gorilla glue to keep them stuck.
If painting use a good primer. As an alternative it's wall papered why not re-wall paper right over the old. Wife's done it in in a couple houses, install info's on YouTube. Our back splashes have all been redone with peel & stick from Lowes or Home Depot, this ones aluminum, fire proof and washes well.
2017 Durango Gold G353RKT 2015 F350 Lariat CC SRW 4X4FX