How to: Motorhome Interior Restoration Done Economically with ColorBon – Colorbond Paint

How to: Motorhome Interior Restoration Done Economically with ColorBond

August 24, 2023


Motorhomes have become more popular than ever. Whether used for camping, vacations, or as a residence (think tiny house) they provide practicality and adventure. This has increased demand for motorhomes and with so many older and more affordable motorhomes out there, motorhome restoration is gaining momentum. When it comes to motorhome interior restoration, ColorBond LVP Refinisher can help you get the job done creatively and economically.

ColorBond Makes Restoring an Old Motorhome Interior Easy

With all the hard and soft plastic upholstery and trim inside a motorhome, ColorBond LVP leather vinyl and plastic paint is a natural for motorhome interior restoration. ColorBond users love how easily they can achieve beautiful, high quality and long-lasting results.

The ColorBond preparation and application procedure is simple.

  • Scrub down the surface with ColorBond Prep Cleaner to remove dirt, grime, and oil.
  • Mask off any areas you don’t want to paint and begin spraying LVP Refinisher.
  • If the surface is hard plastic, apply ColorBond Adhesion Promoter before painting.

Every now and then ColorBond users bring their motorhome interior restoration projects to our attention, and we are always impressed with what they show us. Check out these great RV restoration and restyling projects.

Customizing a Motorhome Interior with ColorBond

Providing unique motorhomes for use at events is the specialty of Gil Haziza. The company he works with, RV Airstream, uses vintage and motorhomes to provide fun experiences that customers can rent for events. Each has a function such as a Vintage Retro Lounge for hosting and a VIP beauty lounge for photoshoots and brand promotion. These shiny airstreams look cool. Check out the silver metallic interior of the VIP Beauty Lounge, which was designed to match the exterior. Gil refinished the interior with shiny metallic materials and LVP Refinisher. He liked ColorBond so much he’s using it to customize other motorhome interiors. RV Airstream’s customers love the results, and so do we!

Restoring a Monaco Coach Cabinetry

Chris Hoffman’s Monaco Coach motorhome needed a cabinetry upgrade. He said the natural stained wood looked far too 1980’s. Chris had previously painted the dash of his motorhome with LVP Refinisher and was pleased with the result. So, he wanted to use it as a motorhome cabinetry paint. Since LVP Refinisher can strongly bond to the polyurethane with which the cabinets were coated, he was able to do just that. Chris is very happy with how his motorhome interior restoration turned out. He said the finish is just right; It’s not flat and appears semi-gloss. It’s durable as well and didn’t scratch when tested.

Using ColorBond for Motorhome Interior Restoration is Economical

By using ColorBond for motorhome interior restoration, it can cost only hundreds of dollars to repaint upholstery and interior trim. In comparison, it could cost thousands to replace those components.

Consider Jon C’s motorhome restoration project.

Using LVP refinisher was a natural choice for Jon: Replacing the dash panel, arm rests, and reupholstering the interior would have been very expensive. Consider these typical costs:

84” x 10” Cushion

  • Cost to reupholster – $170-$225
  • Cost to restore with LVP Refinisher (2 cans) – $46.70

72” x 40” Mattress

  • Cost to reupholster – $219-$295
  • Cost to restore with LVP Refinisher (2 cans) – $46.70


Cost to replace a dashboard (not including labor) – $1000
Cost to restore with ColorBond LVP Refinisher (3 cans) – $70.35

Not only does LVP refinisher provide a far less expensive option that looks great, with over 200 colors available it allows the user to paint their upholstery in a color of their choosing that makes it their own. Just like Jon C. did.

Check out these in progress results!