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Schmelly

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What color should I paint my trailer ? Sat, 08/13/11 2:34 PM (permalink)
Hey everyone...These are the finalists for our trailer....What color do you all like the most ?
 
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    Schmelly

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    Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sat, 08/13/11 2:35 PM (permalink)
    Or NUMBER 3:
     

     
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      stubby77

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      Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sat, 08/13/11 5:22 PM (permalink)
      I like the yellow and red.
       
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        lornaschinske

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        Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sat, 08/13/11 9:15 PM (permalink)
        First one. Downside to the yellow is that bees love it. Our cart used to be yellow, but I painted it with Rustoleum Hammered Copper. Tough paint and it wipes clean easily. Next I paint the interior yellow parts with the Rustoleum Hammered White. Nice thing about paint...  you can change it so easily!
         
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          indycarver1

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          Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sun, 08/14/11 11:29 AM (permalink)
          Something that is going to catch peoples eye and not blend in.  My truck is orange and you can't miss it.
           
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            Dr of BBQ

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            Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sun, 08/14/11 12:11 PM (permalink)
            There is a reason you don't see many food concession trailers that are green....think about it.
            Bad food turns green. And if your going to paint your trailer you need to get rid of ALL the rust spots. Any that are left will come right thru your paint in 6 weeks.
            <message edited by Dr of BBQ on Sun, 08/14/11 12:43 PM>
             
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              lornaschinske

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              Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sun, 08/14/11 1:10 PM (permalink)
              Dr of BBQ


              There is a reason you don't see many food concession trailers that are green....think about it.

               
              I used to be a kitchen/bath designer. One of the things I learned was about colour. Red increases appetite (yellow increases appetite slightly less than red)... Green depresses appetite.
               
              You can go to ACE hardware and get their Rust Stop brand custom tinted in any colour. It is similar to Rustoleum and is oil based enamel.
               
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                Dr of BBQ

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                Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sun, 08/14/11 1:21 PM (permalink)
                lornaschinske
                I used to be a kitchen/bath designer. One of the things I learned was about colour. Red increases appetite (yellow increases appetite slightly less than red)... Green depresses appetite.

                 
                I had a study file that was done by two colleges on color selection for both mobile and BM food service operations and can't find it. I did remember green was a no no but what your saying sounds correct. The study was long and had been done originally for a big fast food chain.
                 
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                  Dr of BBQ

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                  Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sun, 08/14/11 1:32 PM (permalink)
                  An article I cut and pasted from infoplease.com

                  Psychology of Color
                  Do different colors affect your mood?
                  by David Johnson


                  Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? Why are people more relaxed in green rooms? Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms?

                  Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. And even in Western societies, the meanings of various colors have changed over the years. But today in the U.S., researchers have generally found the following to be accurate.

                  Black
                  Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

                  White
                  Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

                  Red
                  The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.

                  The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

                  Blue
                  The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

                  Green
                  Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

                  Yellow
                  Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

                  Purple
                  The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.

                  Brown
                  Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.

                  Colors of the Flag
                  In the U.S. flag, white stands for purity and innocence. Red represents valor and hardiness, while blue signifies justice, perseverance, and vigilance. The stars represent the heavens and all the good that people strive for, while the stripes emulate the sun's rays.

                  Food for Thought
                  While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Blue food is rare in nature. Food researchers say that when humans searched for food, they learned to avoid toxic or spoiled objects, which were often blue, black, or purple. When food dyed blue is served to study subjects, they lose appetite.

                  Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors. Red is often used in restaurant decorating schemes because it is an appetite stimulant.
                   
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                    Dr of BBQ

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                    Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sun, 08/14/11 1:33 PM (permalink)
                    The article was called color matters, http://www.colormatters.com/
                     
                    And here is a must read section http://www.colormatters.com/market_whycolor.html
                     
                    But I have to add as much as I like RF, color selection like most important decisions in business is much more than getting someones opinion on an internet site. We all need to do the research necessary in order to get the best results and become successful.
                    <message edited by Dr of BBQ on Sun, 08/14/11 1:51 PM>
                     
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                      Schmelly

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                      Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Sun, 08/14/11 3:21 PM (permalink)
                      Interersting...thanks for the replies...We don't care much for the red/yellow b/c we think it looks like a carnival ride or something....
                      I think there is a good chance we go with blue on blue......
                       
                      As far as the rust goes....We will sand it down...spray self-etching primer on the bare metal...then regular primer over that, and then paint  (I once was an auto-body guy)
                      <message edited by Schmelly on Sun, 08/14/11 3:23 PM>
                       
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                        Concessionqueen

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                        Re:What color should I paint my trailer ? Wed, 09/28/11 10:54 AM (permalink)
                        The lighter blue, however I would suggest in the long run to possibly have a wrap added to it.
                         
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