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Greetings Barth Owners,

To refresh everyone's and add in the newbies, we bought our '85 30' Barth Regal last Oct. We now are getting into it with the winter weather giving us a break. I'm writing everyone on a question on interior. Ours is almost solid blue. Too blue-EVERYTHING'S blue but cabinets and toilet(!) The "wallpaper" is this fabric similar to strands of yarn vertically with blue, silver, gunmetal and white. I am entertaining the idea of painting the wallpaper in a textured way that would cover in a pebbled manner and allow thin lines of the original to peek through. The new color would be a warm lighter tan/sand/beige. The cabinets are cherrywood.
Any thoughts? Has anyone done this?

Thank you!
 
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Go for it!!

...and show us lots of fotos of before and after!!


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Okay, Doug.....I will be tackling this soon. We're going into another cold snap so this will give me time to do a little more research and testing the idea. BTW, is this fabric/vertical strands of yarn look wallcovering typical for Barths? I've never seen it before.

Thanks!
 
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This wall covering was used by Barth in the mid 80's. Our is a grey/green. Homer's 86 Regal is a beige/tan. This wallcovering has held up well. Later 80's and 90's used more of a vinyl type covering that have some seam separation and wrinkling problems in some coaches. Personally I like the mid 80's Barth cabinetry and wall covering, but I can see how a change to a earth tone might be an improvement. Post some picks for all off us to see.


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Recently painted all the walls in our coach the color beige and also put down vinyl planks throughout most of the coach coach. Replaced the carpet up front and back with beige colored carpet. Also change the color of our dash and captain chairs from malve to white. I used SEM vinyl spray paint to change the color to white. We are going to have our sofa reupholstered to white in the next couple of weeks. It has been a major undertaking but it looks really great now. We are taking a little time off and are in Hot Springs Arkansas with our Barth.


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4 Speed Allison Trans
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I suspect that the first coat of paint will raise "hairs" on the paper and may require light sanding with the grain to make it flat. After that it may look pretty good with a second coat. Find a piece of wall that is normally behind a cabinet, etc and try that.

Definitely keep us posted!

Fred, I'm looking forward to seeing your coach. Thumbs Up


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Folks,
Thank you for ALL of the answers! I agree that this fabric wall covering is very durable-ours looks new still. We only wish it was a different color. We are planning to keep the some of the blue features to retain the Barth's originality (color code: blue/silver))but tone it down. For painting it, one method I'm going to experiment with is using Chalk paint (for cloth) either with a stencil or this method-see video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RSKN8Ge-_A. Keep you posted-
Thanks again.
 
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Doorman-you colors sound great; Homer's as well. Fred-congratulations on the plunge to redo your baby. We had owned other RVs and experienced the diversities of builders and trends-we really enjoy what Barth has done. I think this interior is a novel idea and tough as nails. Let's keep the ideas and details going-
Have a beautiful Sunday, everyone-
 
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Our late friends Lenny and Judy repainted the walls in their coach, with very nice results. I wish I could remember how they did it and what they used. Perhaps someone else remembers?


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Fred and Cindy-
What process did you use on painting the wallpaper?
We would love to hear and see how it turned out.
The work you did sounds great-bet it's nice.
We are considering pulling out the carpet and vinyl flooring as well but it's not at the top of the list at this point.

Thanks for the sharing-
 
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Regal Blue.... No special process used. We used regular latex paint we bought from Lowe's. We just painted right over the wall paper covering. We pulled some of the covering off because it was too wrinkled and we painted two coats directly over the wood. It worked very well and you cannot tell the difference. There may be a blemish here or there but nothing is really perfect.


1990 32' Regency, Wide Body
Spartan Chassis, 8.3 CTA Cummins
4 Speed Allison Trans
South Central Missouri
 
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Originally posted by Danny Z:
Our late friends Lenny and Judy repainted the walls in their coach, with very nice results. I wish I could remember how they did it and what they used. Perhaps someone else remembers?


...is this what you remember?

http://www.barthmobile.com/eve...223901467#3223901467


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