Whether you are getting a professional paint job for your car, or bravely doing it yourself, choosing the right automotive paint should never be taken lightly. After all, it is the first thing people see. The right paint colour and design style will enhance the total look of your car, or make an otherwise ordinary-looking one stand out. The right paint from the right brand will also provide your car that extra layer of protection against the elements and ensure that it will look spiffy for a very long time.
Here are some factors you need to keep in mind when choosing the right colour and paint brand for an automotive touch up paint job or a full paint job:
You car’s function. If you are anticipating a lot of wear and tear on your car, of if you will be using it on a daily basis, then it is probably best to choose a weather-resistant, solid-coloured paint that can be retouched easily, and skip the expensive pearl paint for the front fenders. Choose a colour that will remain a classic for the next few years, or something that you will not tire of looking at every day. On the other hand, if your vehicle is a “show car” and needs to look flashy, then go ahead and choose the pricier paint with the outlandish colour. It really depends on the primary function of your vehicle.
Your car’s model and make. Of course, it is also important to choose a paint colour that goes with the style of your car. If you are repainting a car with a classic style – whether it is vintage, a vintage reproduction, or used from the 1980s or from an earlier period – it is important to consider historical accuracy. Today’s colours do not always suit a car with a vintage model. If you are repainting a luxury vehicle, then it might be wise to invest in a manufacturer-grade paint. It might have a higher price tag, but if it means you get to preserve the sheen and vivid colour payoff on your vehicle longer, then it is completely worth it.
Also, keep in mind that while yellow might look great on a flashy sports car, it might make a pickup truck look too comical. And while red is a universally flattering colour for many models, it might easily overpower a conservative sedan.
And, when still in doubt, you might want to get some help from a reliable auto paint supply store. Park Automotive has been distributing automotive paint supplies for more than 30 years. We offer products from trusted brands, including those from Axalta Coating Systems, Standox, Standoblue, Nason Finishes and Nason Industrial, Imron Aviation, Imron Fleet Line, Cromax, Perco Top, Duxone Plus, and Wagon Paints, to name a few.
When you come to our auto paint shop with your body shop supply needs, we will assist you in choosing the right paint colour and the right paint brand to suit your specific needs. Our able and highly trained car paint specialists will also guide you in deciding exactly how much paint you need for your paint job.