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Do It Yourself RV Wall Repair Guide


The walls of your RV are more than just what separates you
from the outside world. It’s your insulation. Your protection. It’s the border
between a potentially harsh environment and your inner comfort. That’s why it’s
vital to protect your RV interior with a well-constructed wall. The problem?
Expensive repairs. Let’s explore some of the best ways to handle RV wall repair
yourself to help you save as much money as possible.

How to Properly Seal
a Broken Wall

For extensive wall repairs, you’ll likely want to contact a
professional. Those repairs might seem costly up front, but having it done the
right way might be able to save you money in the long run.

What about smaller nicks, scrapes, or perforations? That’s
where the do it yourself repairs can really come in handy. Here are some of the
basic steps that you’ll want to keep in mind:

  • Cleaning
    and prepping the area.
    Clean out the area by removing as much debris as
    possible. You’ll want to work with clean surfaces so that every ensuing step
    with your RV repair will be that much more efficient. You’ll also want to
    isolate the area you’re fixing with painter’s tape to ensure that your edges
    are clean.
  • Patching
    or sealing.
    Do you have the proper patching or sealing material? You can find
    a wide range of patching kits to suit your purposes. If you need to seal off a
    leak, you might also want to consider acquiring the right RV sealant
    for the material you’re treating. Make sure to read the label thoroughly to
    ensure that you get a match before you make the purchase.
  • Proper
    One of the most underrated aspects in repairing a broken wall is
    adhesion. You need even, consistent adhesion of the sealant to the underlying
    materials. We recommend using The Stick to ensure that
    you smooth off the edges and get the consistent amount of sealant on the area.
    It may be a small detail, but it’s one of those details that separates professional
    work from typical do-it-yourself attempts. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy
    professional-quality repair.

With those three essential steps—as well as adequate time in
a protected, well-ventilated area so that the wall can seal properly—you’ll
have plenty of great ideas for getting started. But what if you need more?

Repairing a Wall Beyond

For a wall that’s well beyond what you’re reading about
above, you can always get a professional estimate and inquire about the repairs
that might be involved. A good professional will give you an estimate as well
as the work that needs to be done—if not, you can always have another expert
look at your RV.

When it comes to RV wall repair, in some cases, you’ll be limited because there are only so
many repairs you can do yourself. But that doesn’t mean it will always be that
way. Make sure to expand your DIY capabilities with great RV products here
at RV by LIFE

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