Can I paint and paper my RV’s interior?


gary-736Dear Gary,
Can you paint and or wallpaper the inside of an RV? A service person said it will cause mold under the painted or papered area. I would love to brighten up the interior of a fairly new travel trailer. —Patty K.

Dear Patty,
Properly prepped, it is quite plausible to paint, tile, refinish or wallpaper inside an RV. It’s done all the time. Remodeling and renovating is actually a booming aftermarket business. Basically anything you do in a conventional house can be done in an RV, but preparation is the key.

I’ve never heard of the act of painting or papering causing mold to appear. Moisture, dirt and microbes, yes, but not paint or paper. So brighten away! Just be sure to follow the instructions explicitly and know for sure what kind of surface you are covering.

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I am wondering about how much I am looking at to redo the bathroom. This has a tub and I want a shower stall instead and a vanity sink as well. Would this increase? Or decrease the value of the camper/trailer? Just wondering.