Can You Apply Truck Bed Liner Spray Yourself?

Truck bed liner spray is an excellent option to protect your truck bed from damage. The spray bonds with the bed to create a watertight, airtight, and incredibly durable seal. In addition to options for professional application, you may have seen some products that claim you can apply them yourself. However, DIY spray-in liner may not be the best option for you and your truck and can actually cause more problems in the long run.

Here are some of the downsides of applying truck bed liner spray yourself:

Improper Application

The quality of the application makes a huge difference for how long your bed liner is likely to last and how it looks. DIY results will likely not be ideal compared to a professional application. This is in addition to the fact that professional spray-in bed liner is likely to be a higher-quality formula compared to the varieties you can apply on your own.


Applying truck bed liner spray can be a time-consuming process. It can also take even longer if you make any mistakes during the application. When you drop your truck off for a professional spray-in bed liner application, it saves you time.

Exposure to Chemicals

Truck bed spray is safe once it fully dries, but the application process can be potentially dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions. It’s also important that you have enough space to provide ventilation. Professional application means you don’t have to worry about chemical exposure.


DIY liner may not last as long as the professional variety. This means that you will have to reapply it more often to keep your truck bed protected. Even if the initial application may cost less, the price can quickly add up over time. In many cases, paying a little more to get the job done right the first time is worth it.


When you apply spray-in bed liner yourself, it may not fully cover every part of your truck bed, leaving some areas unprotected. This can result in dents, scratches, rust, or other issues that could have been prevented by professionally-applied bed liner spray.

High-Quality Truck Bed Lining in Tucson

If you need your truck bed protected, Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson can help. Our team has extensive experience and will make sure that your spray-in bed liner is applied with the utmost care and precision. The liners are also backed by an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty* so you can trust that your lining will last.

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Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson can line your truck bed as well as other vehicles such as boats, trailers, and more.

*This warranty only applies to truck bed lining, not other services, and is subject to limitations and restrictions.