Painting a camper van
by Barry Kaplin
I am converting a panel van to a camper van which will be used in the Mediterranean. My main priority is to keep heat out of the van and I am thinking of coating the interior of the van with white elastomeric paint with a ceramic additive to provide additional thermal resistance. I am also thinking of applying this paint to the exterior of the roof and the interior as the roof will be exposed to the sunlight and will be absorbing a great deal of heat.
I know this is not the usual decorating query, but do you have any advice to offer on this. There is a bewildering choice of insulating materials and methods available and a great deal of conflicting information and opinions. But coating materials have improved especially ceramic additives and it seems to me they are ideally suitable for camper van applications especially in terms of weight and insulation qualities.