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Decorate A Camper With Masking Tape For A Completely Original Look

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

RV masking tape

Many folks have successfully gutted the interior of their camper to completely reenergize the space. Rarely though do you hear of anyone modding the outside of their RV.

Sure you might brighten up utility covers with a fresh coat of paint or remove unsightly decals.

If you’re adventurous enough you could add a paint stripe to make your towed vehicle match your motorhome, but that’s a little extreme. At least we thought it was extreme until we came across what one camper from the Netherlands decided to try.

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How to Use Masking Tape to Decorate the Outside of Your Camper

She wanted to add some style to the exterior of her camper, and decided to use masking tape to do the job. Yes, that masking tape. The flimsy stuff that seems to always lack in the adhesion department.

She used a simple four-step process to add the masking tape to the outside of her small travel trailer by:

  1. removing all the old decals
  2. gently scrubbing off all residue from the decal adhesive
  3. giving the exterior of the camper a good wash
  4. rolling on the new multi-colored masking tape

That sounds simple enough, but how long will this temporary decoration last? She hopes to get at least a year out of it, but put me down as skeptical. Still, while it does stay on – what an effect!

Original video by Femke Creemers 

This outdoor masking tape from 3M comes in a few different colors and lasts up to a month in the sun. And don’t worry, it don’t ruin the outside of your RV either. The tape has a synthetic rubber adhesive that peels off easily. The only question is – how long will it stick?

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