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3 Essential Things to Consider Before Getting a Truck Paint Job

3 Essential Things to Consider Before Getting a Truck Paint Job
September 26, 2016 Truck Colors Blog

The decision to repaint your truck is a serious one, and you need to give proper consideration to this idea before calling for an appointment. With that in mind, here are three important things you need to consider before getting a truck paint job:

  1. Color

Changing the color of your truck is a major decision, so you need to be sure you are ready to get on board. If you choose to change the color, there will be many areas on your truck that will need to be repainted, such as the engine compartment, the interior of the vehicle or the door jambs, etc.

  1. The Type of Paint Job You Want to Get

There are a lot of options when it comes to getting a truck paint job, such as quality, color, or the level of preparation. One rule of thumb in this industry is that you always get what you are paying for. For instance, if an auto painting shop is asking for $2000 for the job and another one is asking $1000, you can rest assured that you’re going to get half the job out of the $1000 deal. A respectable shop works with cutting-edge technology and is staffed with skilled experts, so their prices reflect their level of professionalism. But, that isn’t to say to you can’t get some great deals if you think creatively and strategically about your project.

  1. Prep Work

There are many differences between a professional shop and a cheap one. The quality of the products and the expertise of their staff are just some of them. But, the real difference is in the prep work. A professional paint shop usually spends around ten hours preparing a truck. They would never put masking tape on the parts of the vehicle that weren’t painted. Instead, they will spend countless hours to make sure that there is no visible line between the painted parts and the unpainted one. They will also spend many hours sanding the truck to make the body as smooth as possible and ready to a beautiful paint job.

Should I Paint My Truck Alone?

By now, you should be well aware that any information shared on the internet should be taken with a very large grain of salt. This advice is especially true when it comes to truck painting. For reasons unknown to us, there seem to be plenty of articles out there suggesting that anyone can do a truck paint job. They offer tempting solutions that make the truck painting an enjoyable activity rather than a complicated task. While we’re all about creative DIY and clever solutions, we wouldn’t recommend anyone risking the looks of their truck just to save money.

Here’s the thing: repainting your truck is a complicated, time-consuming task. You need the right tools, years of experience, and a lot of patience.

Ready to get started? From a simple touch up to a full truck paint job, we have the skills and experience to make your vehicles look their finest. Feel free to get in touch with us and request a quote.