cheapest waterproof paint to buy for van

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  1. kev

    kev Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys not been on for a while was just wondering if anyone had any tips on the cheapest way to waterproof my van i mean as in paint? Cheers
     
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    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    I used bitumen paint. It was cheap but it will flake off. I countered this by putting 2 coats of it down, cost about 12 quid a tin then put some thin ply over the top. Cost next to nowt as got the ply as off cuts off ebay
     
  3. kev

    kev Well-Known Member
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    I seen it on your thread earlier but i dont fancy the colour and doesn't it smell like tar? I was looking at a masonry paint from screwfix it is grey and i'm sure i seen someone on here before mentioning that it does the job
     
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    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    No it doesn't smell.

    You could always paint over the top. I put ply on mine so you can't see it anyway.
     
  5. kev

    kev Well-Known Member
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    Ok cool. My van is already ply lined and i seen someones setup on here before and he was saying to paint over the ply and it was fine on his van and looked good just cant remember the name of the paint.
     
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    I seen wagta had a video of rubber paint, seen it on amazon and it not too dear
     
  7. kev

    kev Well-Known Member
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    Ok cheers mate
     
  8. Eviestevie

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    I've just done the back of the lads van
    It was ply lined so I gave it to coats of grey decking stain then 2 coats of yacht varnish which is designed for wood constantly sat in water
    I then sealed all the edging with waterproof sealeant
     
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    kev Well-Known Member
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    It's interesting how you mention yacht varnish because i was having a look at that earlier so basically anything that is waterproof will do the job?
     
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    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    Yacht varnish is very tough and durable designing for boats so is very waterproof
    Some of the coloured paints will waterproof but after use chip and scratch and the look shabby
     
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