The camper, a 1992 Shasta, was in pretty great condition. But, like I said before, my decorating "clock" has been ticking pretty loudly. And frankly, the interior was just way too early 90's for my liking.
I knew I wanted to cover up the awful wood paneled refrigerator so that is where i began. I painted it with a flat, 100% acrylic paint. The color was charcoal, but you could have any color you want as long as it is 100% acrylic flat paint. I think I will make a red chalkboard for the house sometime soon. Here is how it works.
Step 1: Tape around edges with painters tape.
Be sure to sue a high quality painters tape. I made the mistake of using cheap stuff and will probably spend most of my summer chipping paint off of the trim.
Step 2: Prime
I skipped this step because I always take the path of least resistance. My project worked out okay but if you have the time I would recommend using the primer.
Step 3: Apply the paint.
Apply 3 coats of the 100% acrylic flat paint. Be sure to allow plenty of time to dry between coats. I waited at least 24 hours between each coat.
Step 4: The waiting game.
After the 3rd coat of paint is dry, wait at least 7 days for the paint to dry and set before using chalk on it. After the 7 days, it should be ready for use!
I was pleasantly surprised at how well this paint worked for a chalkboard. It was smooth to write on with chalk, and wiped off with ease with just a damp paper towel. I have used the chalkboard spraypaint before, and this turned out much nicer.
Happy Painting and check back soon for Part 2: Painting the interior walls.