Truck Bed Liner Kit: What You Need For a DIY Colored Bed Liner Painting Project
Are you excited to protect your truck with Durabak bed liner paint? You should be! It’s a fun do-it-yourself project. In order to ensure that you have optimal results it's best to be prepared beforehand.
Begin By Selecting a ColorHere at Durabak, we've got many colored bed liner options for you and your truck. Our website has a full range of online color chips for you to take a look at, and they come in two finish consistency types: smooth and textured. If you aren’t sure about a color, or want to check it out in real life before you order the bucket, you can order a free sample chip here.
Then Order the Correct AmountOne gallon of paint will cover approximately 50 to 60 square feet, with two coats. To know how much you’ll need, you should begin by measuring the square footage of your area by multiplying the length of the project by the width of the project. For example: 10′ (length) x 6′ (width) = 60 sq ft. If you have a 6′ pickup bed, one gallon is enough. For a long bed, order two gallons. Durabak bed liner paint comes in different sizes for your convenience: quart and gallon-sized.
Choose Your Method of ApplicationYou have several options from which to choose.
- If you are rolling the textured variety of paint, you will need to buy a special stipple roller sleeve. It’s designed for even distribution of the embedded rubber granules that give the bed liner paint grit. (You don’t want to use any other roller, or you will have clumps of the granules spread unevenly over your project surface.)
- If you are brush painting, purchase a soft paintbrush of desired size.
- If you would like to do a spray application, you need to buy the proper spray equipment - any professional spray tool, shutz gun, or hopper gun should work. You should thin your paint with Xylene, approximately 10%.