When we bought TarTar, we were told it was professionally painted. I have no idea why they only painted the very bottom when most Argosy’s are painted halfway up one color and the top half a different color.
I knew that the ugly “rust” primer color was going to have to go. After some research, I found out that a lot of people were actually using (wait for it)…. Spray Paint! Oddly, I was able to convince Mike to try the spray paint.
I had originally wanted a bright shiny copper after seeing an Argosy painted with it. Mike wanted a hammered copper look. After doing a test try of both (shiny looked too fake, hammered looked too similar to the ugly original color), we decided to go bold with green! After all, Our vintage trailer is named after a turtle!
This paint job was a grand total of $9. $3 per can of paint (we used two) and $3 for the painters tape.
…. A full on daylight picture. The green is similar to British Racing Green.
Another picture with my birthday flowers.