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.


Spray-In vs. Drop-In Bedliners

Your truck bed can sustain a lot of damage hauling cargo. If you use your truck often, you should protect it. Spray-in and drop-in bedliners are both potential options. A spray coating is usually the best choice if you want high-quality protection that looks great and lasts for the lifetime of your truck.

Here are some of the reasons you should choose Rhino Linings instead of a drop-in liner:

Bonds Directly to Your Truck

Rhino coatings bond directly to your truck bed instead of resting on top of it like a drop-in liner. With a drop-in bedliner, water can get underneath the surface, leading to rust and corrosion. This isn’t the case with Rhino liners because they create a watertight and airtight seal. If you often take your truck out into the elements, this is especially important to prevent serious damage over time.

Creates a Slip-Resistant Surface

A spray-in bedliner has a textured, slip-resistant surface. This means that your cargo stays securely in place. A plastic drop-in liner doesn’t create much traction so items often slide around and can get damaged.

Made to Last

Rhino Linings has engineered their coatings so that they are incredibly durable, withstand extreme temperatures, and stay strong against chemical and physical damage. Our spray-in truck bed liner is backed by a Nationwide Limited Lifetime Warranty* so you can trust that it will last. Plastic liners are usually temporary and may need to be replaced often. This means that even if you spend less in the short term, a spray-in liner may be more cost-effective in the long term.

Protect More Parts of Your Truck

A plastic drop-in bedliner can only protect your truck bed. If you want to give your truck the best possible shield against damage, you may want to guard other areas such as your grille or fender flares. Rhino Linings can coat many parts of your truck and other types of vehicles as well.

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We Can Protect Your Truck or Other Vehicle

One of the biggest factors in how tough your liner will be is the team that applies it. Proper preparation is essential to make sure the spray sets correctly. At Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson, our team is highly skilled and committed to ensuring the quality of your application. Our Rhino liners are a longer-lasting and more durable alternative to drop-in bedliners.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to apply a truck bed liner.

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

Rhino Linings vs. LINE-X

Your vehicle is an investment and it deserves the best protection available to keep it looking its best. If you want a long-lasting shield against damage, a spray-in bedliner is more durable than a drop-in cover. This is because it bonds directly to the surface where it is sprayed and it creates a watertight and airtight seal. Once you have made the decision to install a protective coating, you will need to decide which brand of lining to use. The two biggest names in the industry are Rhino Linings and LINE-X®️.

Here are some of the benefits of Rhino Linings compared to LINE-X:

Slip-Resistant Surface

Rhino products create a thicker coating than LINE-X sprays. This helps to hold anything you haul in place. The superior slip resistance makes Rhino Linings a great choice not only for your truck, but also for trailers. Whether you want to haul livestock, large equipment, or smaller items, our spray liners can help keep your cargo secure.

A Softer Surface

Another benefit of the thickness of Rhino liners is it results in a softer, rubbery surface, whereas LINE-X products tend to feel hard and rough. This is especially beneficial anywhere you may want to climb into. A Rhino spray-in bedliner feels better on your knees and is more comfortable if you sit on your truck bed or tailgate.

Less Noise When Hauling

The softer surface is not only more pleasant to sit on, it can also reduce noise level when you are transporting cargo. The liner dulls the sound of any movements within your truck bed and depending on where else you spray it, can lessen the road noise outside. Many drivers appreciate how much quieter driving is after applying Rhino Linings.

Safer for Your Cargo

Compared to LINE-X, many people find that Rhino Linings coatings are safer for certain types of cargo. LINE-X creates a rough surface that may chip or scratch wood furniture and other items. This is especially true if you travel on a bumpy road. Rhino liners, on the other hand, are less likely to cause damage to the items you are transporting due to their softer surface.

Consumer Ratings

Rhino Linings is the #1 consumer-rated choice for spray-in truck bed liners. In addition, it is the brand that the most people ask for by name.

Protect Your Truck or Other Vehicle

We are confident in the quality of Rhino Linings products. The company has put years of research into engineering and manufacturing high-quality polymer coats that can withstand even the most extreme conditions. Whether you wish to coat your truck, off-road vehicle, trailer, or anything else you can bring to our shop, we are happy to help.

Visit Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson

With any type of spray-in bedliner, proper installation is essential for longevity and quality. At Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson, our highly-trained technicians work hard to ensure the best application possible.

Visit us to see why Rhino Linings surpasses LINE-X and other competitors.