Choosing a roll on bedliner product
Herculiner, Dupli-Color and Rust-Oleum are the most popular retail brands. You can find them at most auto parts stores. However, you can also find many other brands online. Just search for “roll on bedliner.”
The products come in three types: water-based, solvent-based single-stage and solvent-based two-part formulas. Truck bedliner cost will range from $80 to $100 per gallon for water-based and single-stage products, to $150 per gallon for two-stage formulas. One gallon is enough to apply two coats to most truck beds. The preparation work is the same for all three formulas.
All DIY bed liner products contain a gritty material for skid resistance. However, some of the higher-priced versions also include rubberized bits for added impact resistance.
You’ll have to brush the product into corners and seams. You may choose to brush it onto the bed itself. But we recommend buying the manufacturer’s optional application kit and applying the product with its special roller. If you opt to brush it on, at least back-roll it to achieve a more uniform texture.
If cost is your most important consideration, buy the water-based or single-stage product. However, if you want a bed liner that’s closest in durability to a professionally sprayed-on product, spend the extra dough and buy a two-part bed liner.