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You can save alot of money by spraying on your truck bedliner yourself. The drop in beadlinerse are very expensive, and paying people to spray a bedliner in isn’t much cheaper. Did you know you can get a complete bedliner kit for under $100, for a good brand, and paint it yourself on a Saturday afternoon? In most cases, you can do this yourself easily but there are a few things you should know before tackling a project like this. Knowing what you’re getting into can save alot of trouble, especially if you’re on the fence as to whether to do it.

Nozzle basics. Each kit supplier will recommend certain nozzles for the best spray job. Materials and thickenesses of the bedliner paint can vary from brand to brand, and even based on the temperature outside. Many kits come in can form, and if that’s the case you probably don’t need to worry with nozzles just make sure the temperature outside is within recommended conditions. Did you know you can also roll on a bedliner paint? It’s really thick and sets as it dries and if done right you can’t even tell the difference.

Clean and scratch. Make sure you prep properly before you start spraying the can around. To prepare, you want to get all the dirt and grim off the bed and rough the paint up with a scrub brush or DA sander. Not much, just enough to get the paint to stick. Then clean the bed real well with soapy water so you can get all the residue removed.

Get extra. Most likely you’re gonna run out of paint, so get extra. For a full size truck you’ll probably need more than a full gallon of bed liner paint. Get at least 5-6 quarts or even 2 gallons to be safe. Professional bedliners use nearly 5 gallons, so 2 gallons really isn’t overkill. The more the merrier.

As you can see, just make sure you’re prepared and it’ll only take a good long afternoon to lay down a quality job that looks like it was done by a professional. Make sure yo read the directions thuroughly and enjoy the money you just saved buy doing it yourself. DIY bedliner kits make this job pretty easy, even for beginners.

One Response to “Spray On Bedliners”

  1. Useful information here. I am still looking for additional ideas on travel tips and would very much appreciate any suggestions. Thanks a lot!

    Posted by: Shirl Mihm on on October 24th, 2010 at 9:31 am.