DIY Professional Grade Truck Bed Liner

DIY Professional Grade Truck Bed Liner

DIY Professional Truck Bed Liner

The Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Liner Kit enables you to put a truck bed liner coating onto your pickup truck as an inexpensive method to protect against harsh weather, shifting toolboxes, and even moving equipment. 

Step 1: Clean out the truck bed with a broom and/or brush to dispose of any loose debris and dirt. 

Step 2: Wash the truck bed with a bucket of warm soapy water and a sponge and enable the surface to thoroughly dry.

Step 3: Using the included sanding block, sand the whole area to be covered by Truck Bed Liner. Be sure to remove all wax.

Step 4: Make sure you're working in a well-ventilated zone and using protective equipment and gear. 

Step 5: Mask off all areas that will not be covered. Cover any open drain plugs and or latch bolt holes with tape.

Step 6: Wear painting clothes, protective eyewear and provided gloves, avoid skin contact. Completely mix material in the pouch by massaging it back and forth and squeezing each side of the pouch. Combine components Part A and Part B by placing the pouch on the ground and rolling it from Part A side towards Part B. The weight created by rolling the pouch will force the middle seal to burst enabling the two parts to mix together. Altogether blend the material by massaging the fluid in the pouch back and forth and squeezing the edges and corners for 2-3 minutes. 

Step 7: After mixing, wait 15 minutes prior to applying the coating. The product should be applied within 4 hours.

Step 8: Use a scissors to cut a small slit into the side of the pouch. Pour some of the coating into a rolling tray. Stand the pouch with the rest of the coating up in the box vertically to minimize spilling. 

Step 9: Starting at the front begin applying the coating to all corners and hard to reach areas using a brush. Apply with dabbing motions; do not use a brushing motion. 

Step 10: After the first coat is applied, apply a second coat after the first coat has begun to “tack up” (approximately 15-30 minutes). Although this product will cover in one coat, two coats are needed for maximum protection and appearance. If the coating has been applied and the temperature is between 50°-60°F allow additional time between coats. 

Step 11: Use the roller provided in the kit. Load roller evenly and apply, spreading smoothly. Finish up each vertical area only rolling in one direction.

TIP: Start your project with the sidewalls of the truck bed. Be sure to complete 2 coats on the truck bed side walls before starting the floor of the truck bed.

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