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Old 05-26-2011, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Interior wall skin

I am in the process of a motorhome with garage conversion.The box is steel framed, outside is fiberglass.My question is what would be the best type of Interior wall covering?I'd like to do a finish like the professional MH have.what is that wall covering called?

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Old 05-26-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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I can't remember what they officially call it, but I really love having padded walls, It reminds me of a Cell I once had.....

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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I think it is called Soft Touch Walls. Ultra Vinyl with a 1/4 inch foam backing. MMM
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:18 AM   #4
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I put sheet plastic on most of the walls because I wanted easy clean up. although I did pad the front wall for ethstetics. I stapled quilt batting on the wall then put the material up and tacked it up with decorative tacks from Hobby Lobby.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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I Used 7/16 birch plywood & Dura glass to fill any cracks etc & Sanded it smooth. Then Used 48 in Wide comercial vinyl Wallpaper It looks great and is very cleanable. Mike
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #6
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I can add to what not to do here...

My last project was all aluminum and I was concerned with weight so I used 3/16 luaun from Home Depot. I though it worked well but the project never left the shop, I explain later. Then I sprayed foam with contact cement and glued the foam to the walls. After the foam was done I sprayed the vinyl and glued it to the foam. Once it all dried I noticed patches in the vinyl that were textured and ugly. Kinda like a fat cellulose leg or something. I'm certain that in some areas as the glue was sprayed it is thicker in places. These areas tightened up more as they dried and caused a poor looking vinyl surface. My answer to this is to purchase the vinyl pre-backed with foam. It's seemingly more expensive but by the time you spray glue, hang, and trim the job twice you've saved nothing. Otherwise I love the look and feel of the vinyl.

The second thing I can add is about the wood. Don't use 3/16 luaun from Home Depot. A few months after the houseboat, we refurbished our enclosed race trailer and built a living quarters using the same wall covering method. The trailer had to stay outside because we didn't have room in the shop with the boat and race car. A few weeks into it we noticed that the 3/16 was warped, twisted, and bowed all to hell. Obviously from moisture but in any event we had to strip out the entire enterior and go back in with 1/2. Also noticed that the 1/2 made it easier for the screw heads to sink flush.

Use 1/2 wood and purchase vinyl already pre-backed with foam.

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