If you have recently purchased a pickup truck and the bed does not already have a liner, you need to consider adding one. Without the use of a liner, you run the risk of damaging your truck and potentially anything you carry in your truck. While you can always buy a drop-in liner or take your truck to a professional for application, you can also apply a DIY spray on bedliner to save money.
Follow these tips when you apply the liner for the best results:
Anything that shouldn’t be sprayed with liner must be removed from the truck first. Some companies even recommend removing the tailgate before application so you can apply the liner to this area separately. This will protect anything that shouldn’t be covered.
Sand the Surface
If you simply apply the DIY spray on bed liner to the smooth surface of the truck, the application will not adhere properly. Instead, you should sand the surface to create a texture the liner can securely adhere to. For a new truck, this means removing the shine.
Clean out the Debris
After you sand the surface of your truck bed, there will be paint chips and other debris in the bed. This must all be removed before you apply the liner. One of the best ways to remove the debris is to vacuum out the bed of the truck. Failure to remove all dust and debris can cause bubbles and other problems in the future.
Follow the Instructions
Before you apply the DIY spray on bed liner, it is best to read the manufacturer instructions to ensure you are applying it correctly. In general, the application of the bed liner is simple, allowing you to save the money you would spend on hiring a professional to complete the process for you.
There is no excuse not to protect the bed of your truck with a quality liner. Because of the presence of DIY bed liners, you don’t have to send your truck to a professional to spend more money and lose out on time you could be using your truck. If you learn to do it correctly, you will achieve the same results on your own.
Contact us to learn more about how you can apply your own DIY spray on bed liner at home to protect the bed of your truck.