Best Trailer Deck Paint, etc
I'm looking to repaint the back deck of my trailer and have been looking to find a great, long-lasting coating that will be durable enough to withstand weather (we get all 4 seasons here) and abuse. My flatbed trailer is lumber, not plywood. So far, I've looked into the following:
1) Truck bed liner: Rust-oleum, Rhino Liner, Linex etc. I've read mixed reviews.
Pros: adds a nice, anti-skid coating and withstands weather.
Cons: Some say theyve had problems with it flaking badly over time.
2) Rust-Oleum Epoxy Sheild:
Pros: Tough as nails, oil and stain resistant
Cons: Read a lot of arcticles where guys have painted wood with it and had a lot of feedback from others on the threads saying it will crack and chip as it is too hard and won't handle the flex in trailers. Problem is, nobody that did it actually followed up on their post to say how well it was holding up.
3) Valspar Duramax exterior paint:
Pros: much cheaper than either of the above options. Rolls on well. Weather resistant and you can add silicone sand to give it some anti-skid.
Cons: Durability. I've never had a deck paint last more than 1-2 seasons even using the expensive stuff.
I've also been kicking around the idea of just cutting some good outdoor plywood and screwing it down over the deck. This will give me a good, clean surface to roll on some Epoxy Sheild and a much smoother surface to use the deck as a patio for my table and chairs. I've used it in my garage and the stuff is amazing.
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