Painted coach busIf you recently purchased a bus and hope to permanently convert the vehicle into a home, tailgate location, or RV, you likely want to paint the bus accordingly. Getting a bus professionally painted can be very expensive, so we have provided some tips on how to paint your bus to prepare it for conversion!

Watch the Weather Forecast

One of the biggest things to consider before painting your bus is the weather forecast. Don’t forget to consider changes in temperature and humidity and watch out for precipitation, all of which can affect your paint job.

Ensure you have something large enough to cover up your bus once the paint is dry to protect it from storms and debris before you’ve finished.

Invest in Proper Tools

Painting such a large surface requires the proper painting tools to get the job done. Use a paint roller for the larger surfaces of the bus and a smaller brush for detailing. Grab plenty of painter’s tape and plastic to cover bumpers and tires.

Choose a paint that will stick well to the vehicle without breaking the bank; consider using paint with a hardening agent to get it as close to automotive paint as possible.

Prioritize Prep Work

Taking on the task of painting an entire bus takes work. Preparing to paint should be a priority, and you should take your time getting things ready before you start painting. Don’t forget to clean and scrub down the bus with soap and water before painting. Be sure to sand down the bus’s exterior to ensure the new paint sticks. Once you are ready to start painting, take your time and cover the bus using several coats of paint.

At Las Vegas Bus Sales, we have a large inventory of new and used buses perfect for your next bus conversion. You can trust us to provide high-quality transportation, from school buses to shuttle buses in different styles and sizes.

Contact us at (877)456-9804 to inquire about our inventory or request more information online and find the perfect bus for your next bus conversion!