A fresh coat of paint can update the look of a vehicle or restore its appearance after an accident. It is important to know what to expect as you start planning to have a car or truck painted. Take these four steps to prepare for a smooth auto body shop paint job.
While some auto painting service providers can complete jobs in two to three days, a professional paint job may take up to a week. The duration of a paint job varies depending on the amount of preparatory work that is necessary prior to painting. Make sure to ask your provider for an estimate so that you can plan accordingly.
When you investigate auto body shop paint options, it is important to identify all of the bodywork that must be done before any paint can be applied. For example, if you have a dent in your bumper, you’ll want to remove that to create a flawless paint finish. A new paint job will require the removal of existing paint and fixing damage such as dents, gouges, holes, scratches or spots of rust.
Make sure that any estimate you receive factors in preparatory work. This estimate should also account for which parts and panels will be painted and the type of paint that will be used. An estimate should give a clear idea of the total cost of a paint job.
Consider the overall value of a car or truck in light of an estimate that covers all of the work that must be done to give the vehicle a new coat of paint. A like-new paint finish can drive up the resale or residual value, which should increase the trade-in value.
In addition to following these steps, you should also consult with automotive paint experts. Kiwi Paint Solutions has facilities conveniently located in Springdale, Arkansas, and O’Fallon, Nixa and Lebanon, Missouri. Find out about the best automotive paint and painting supplies for any auto body shop paint project. We would be happy to help you!