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Old 04-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #101
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We were kind of blah about the last one as well.

We will probably use rustoleum for the paint.
Dont' settle for rustoleum if they don't have the color you want. If you have an Ace Hardware nearby, checkout their "Rust Stop" brand metal paint. If they carry paint, they should be able to tint it any color you desire. <-- (Thank Lorna for that tip )
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #102
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We were kind of blah about the last one as well.

We will probably use rustoleum for the paint.
Dont' settle for rustoleum if they don't have the color you want. If you have an Ace Hardware nearby, checkout their "Rust Stop" brand metal paint. If they carry paint, they should be able to tint it any color you desire. <-- (Thank Lorna for that tip )
I second that.... We're in the middle of painting our bus with Ace hardwares "Rust Stop". Tinted to a color sample from Home Depot.

By the way, I vote for the blue sample.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #103
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The boys are all voting green... Barb likes the blue... decisions, decisions...
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:06 AM   #104
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I vote blue. Blue is faster!
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:08 AM   #105
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Personally, I like the green. But it needs flames!
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #106
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The boys are all voting green... Barb likes the blue... decisions, decisions...
I kinda fell in between... We painted our bus Turquoise. Interior is Terra cotta walls with yellow and cream trim. Ceiling is a faux copper verdigris (turquoise/hammered copper/white) Kitchen will be Turquoise painted full overlay frameless cabinets w/ copper coloured 1X1 tile & copper "pressed tin" full height backsplash. Appliances are black and the kitchen sink is white. I want to get an antiqued bronze kitchen sink faucet at some point.

Think about what colours you will want inside when you choose your exterior colours. You want them to compliment each other, not clash. BTW, green is (generally) a neutral colour that goes with everything (think plant foliage with flowers). Greens run from warm to cool. You need to pair warms with warms, cool with cool.
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The boys are all voting green... Barb likes the blue... decisions, decisions...


BTW, green is (generally) a neutral colour that goes with everything (think plant foliage with flowers). .
I tell my wife that every time I wear my camo pants...she just and tells me to change shirts
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #108
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The boys are all voting green... Barb likes the blue... decisions, decisions...


BTW, green is (generally) a neutral colour that goes with everything (think plant foliage with flowers). .
I tell my wife that every time I wear my camo pants...she just and tells me to change shirts

LMAO!
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:14 PM   #109
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In response to Lorna, we are planning to do a mostly wood-looking interior, with the original cream colored ceiling. The floor we are putting in is a medium light colored laminate, and the walls will likely be a medium dark wood paneling.

We aren't interior designers by a long shot, but we have spent time placing samples together to try to make something that is not hard to look at.
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Easiest way to pick colours is to go to the paint section of a big box hardware store (Lowes/Home Depot type place) and look at the paint samples that show whole rooms or houses (for the exterior). Get the matching paint chips and use those as a guideline. If you are figuring on spending a lot of time in the bus during the winter... go with more "light & sunny" colours. It helps to lighten your mood on dark winter days. You don't want medium to dark wood with dark blue/dark green/.dark brown/black fabrics/paint/accessories The Class C was painted in side with a light pale yellow (walls) and a light powder blue (cabinets & ceiling treatment) with a little warm creamy white (trim). My daughter suffers from SADD and the colours did help even with the windows covered in Reflectix (she still really needs a full spectrum light). She likes the "beach cottage" feel of the place.
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