Tips for Inexpensive RV Repair (Part 4) RV Cosmetics

RV Cosmetic Spices

RV interiors are rich in woodwork and wall cladding that can often be easily scratched or cut from a variety of sources. There are several products on the market that can help hide these defects and “disappear”.

One such handy product is the usual ‘White-Out’, which is used to correct spelling errors in typewritten documents. It comes in a handy bottle with a brush attached to the lid and costs a dollar or two. Holes from nails or staples in white wall-paper, panels or ceilings are easily filled with this substance, and repair is imperceptible. I’ve heard that toothpaste is also suitable, although I’ve never tried it.

There is also a white filler for drywall, which comes in a tube for extrusion – a ready-mix and easy to apply. This material dries to a hard coating that can be gently sanded to mix.

Also available in extrusion tubes are colored fillers to match oak, walnut or any other color of your panel. They can easily close holes or scratches. Often the application of a small amount of appropriate paint will hide small scratches on the surface and blend with the color. First try this in an inconspicuous place to make sure.

Large holes can be covered with images, various hooks for hangers or other accessories, depending on where they are located. Sometimes you can add the appropriate strip of baton in the same material as the wall. They don’t look out of place when matched.

With a little ingenuity, many defects can be made invisible.