Almost everyone wants to have a luxury car that looks good, right? But not everyone can afford to buy one. That’s okay, I mean like 99% of people can’t afford a luxury car [including me] so that okay.
But almost everyone can afford a simple/economic car. But even that your car doesn’t cost a lot of money or isn’t luxury, you still want your car to look good, right?
Unfortunately, after a while, their color stars to vanish or someone scratches your car so you need to re-paint the whole car.
Painting a car isn’t easy, you will need high-quality tools and you will need a guide to follow. Luckily for you, I have painted a lot of cars in my entire life [ I own a painting company], so I may know a few things when it comes to painting a car.
How to paint your car?
What will you need?
Except for high-quality paint sprayer which is the most important tool to finish this project, you also need paint and some other tools. Paint has the same importance as a paint sprayer, so when you buy paint go for high-quality paint and not low-quality because after all that’s your car so why would you want to paint it with low-quality paint?
But here comes the tricky part about choosing the paint …
When choosing the paint for your car you have two different options. Option number one is to get the same exact paint color and re-paint your car with it. If you decide to go for this option then keep in mind that “My car is red so I will just ask for a red paint color ” doesn’t work here and you will probably end up buying a different color, you should buy paint based on paint color code and not based on your own eyes. You can find your color code at your car’s compliance plate.
And option number two is to buy a paint color that is different from the one your car already has. This is risky because you may not like how your car looks with that color but I recommend you to search for car’s that already have that paint color you want so you can see with your own eyes how a car looks in that color before painting your car.
Except for paint sprayers and paint you also need sandpaper [ 1200 – 2000 grit], electric sander, masking tape, safety gears [ face masks, gloves, safety glasses ] and you also need old newspaper or something to cover other objects or tools near the place you are working [ so they don’t accidentally get sprayed ].
Get all the tools
Before you start the process of paint spraying your car you have to make sure to have all the tools ready. The most important tools are the ones that protect you from getting harm while doing this task. You need to have safety glasses, face mask, gloves and a pair of clothes that you don’t mind getting sprayed.
If you get harmed then this process won’t be worth it, so always make sure to protect yourself not only for this task but for every task you ever do. After you get your safety gears ready then make sure to have a high-quality paint sprayer. You can get them on local stores or by clicking on my homepage. To make your paint sprayer work you also need an air compressor[ depends on the paint sprayer you own ]. Most of the paint sprayers I recommended on my homepage come together with an air compressor so make sure to check them.
You need dust extractor to get rid of the dust, especially if you work outside and not in your garage. And most importantly you need paint. Once you get all the tools and materials ready then it’s time for the next step.
Choose The Location
As I said spray painting your car will take a long time. So you will need to have a location that you can keep the car there several days without moving it. Since I spray paint a lot of cars and other objects as well I have built a garage for this. I usually use that garage to spray paint everything and keep all my tools there. So if you have a garage then you can do this task easier. Just make sure to have proper ventilation. But if you don’t have a garage then try to find a place where you can spray paint your car.
Make sure that the place is protected from elements that can touch the car. You don’t want to spray paint your car just to wake up the next morning to find leaves all over your car, right? Using your backyard is a pretty good alternative, but you have to be careful. If you are not careful, you can end up accidentally spraying a part of your home.
If you decide to work on your backyard or somewhere on an open ambient then make sure to cover all the things near the space you are working. But you have to keep in mind that other things such as rain or snow can damage your work if you leave your car outside for a long time.