Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
waresbear, You are fortunate to store it indoors. I stored my first trailer in a building about 7 miles away from where I kept them, but it was owned by my hay man, so we knew each other. My current trailer, steel, has been outside for a decade now. Last year it was looking rusty, so I bought 5 gallons of Rusoleum, and I painted ALL of the outside surfaces, including the many faces on my hay rack--AARRGGHHH!!! I didn't bother to tape anything off, even though I went from Midnight Blue (which I couldn't find pre-mixed) to Royal Blue, many shades lighter. It didn't matter. EVERYBODY thinks it looks great, now, and the water is beading off of it. I had enough extra paint to paint the corrogated metal overhang on one of my outbuildings and use the same shade on my new, steel back door that goes to my basement, and keeps me from tracking in "everything barn" into my kitchen!
(I went through a bunch of cheap brushes, bc you can't clean oil-based paint off of them and reuse.)