How to Remove an RV Roof Coating

Application of an RV roof coating is done to prevent and to seal off leaks and also to increase the life of the RV roof. But when the coatings get old, cracks might be visible and render the RV less attractive. This then calls for removal of the old coating so a fresh coating can be applied.

Materials Needed:

  • Pressure washer
  • Ladder
  • Lacquer thinner
  • Brush
  • Rugs
  • Spray bottle or paint brush
  • Chemical stripper
  • Face mask
  • Gloves

Step 1- Taking Dirt off the Roof

Remove dirt on the roof by wiping it clean. This ensures that the chemical stripper to be applied will directly act on the paint and not on something else.

Step 2 – Application of Chemical Stripper

Apply the chemical stripper to the roof surface and wait until the chemical has penetrated the coating. Wear a protective mask when doing this.

Step 3 – Strip off the Paint

Remove the paint using a soft brush. Start from the upper portion of the roof and work your way down. Work evenly to cover the entire roof.

Step 4 – Wash off the Paint and Remove Residue

Using a pressure washer, clean the roof surface. Residues can be eradicated using lacquer thinner. Wash the surface again with water to completely remove the paint.