Car Paint Job Cost Breakdown
Many car owners are rather particular about their cars. No scuffs allowed, no dents, no dirt, and no faded paint! Makes sense, right? Wouldn’t you want your $20,000-$100,000 investment to be looking its finest at all times? Here in the heat of Dallas, TX, paint generally fades at a quicker rate than cooler climates. You may not notice it, but there’s a good chance the color of your car now looks different than when you purchased it off the lot. If you want an improved car paint job, you might want to know how much one costs.
Costs do vary...
Basic blending jobs typically cost around $300. These often follow-up minor vehicle repairs. Paint will rub off from a collision and the repairman will re-paint the damaged area to ensure it blends with the unaffected areas of the vehicle. More often than not, basic paint jobs make use of enamel paint to refresh and gloss a car.
Then, there are full-on paint jobs in which the entire car is re-painted, or re-coated. In this instance, urethane paint is commonly used. A single application of urethane, color-specific paint should have a vehicle looking fresh off the dealer lot. Full-on paint jobs will cost right around $1,000. If additional services are performed, such as sanding, the cost will of course rise.
Most body shops will offer a package paint job. This consists of buffing, sanding, and priming. Also, multi-application of urethane paint. You can expect such an extensive car paint job to cost between $3,000 to $6,000.
A few tips:
Confirm with the auto body shop the warranty on the job
More often than not, the work done by the auto body shop should be protected by a multi-year warranty. Surely the job will be successful; however, it is always nice to have some cushion. A warranty protects you and it adds credibility to the shop.
Seek multiple estimates to understand the price range
It’s never a bad idea to seek out multiple estimates for a car paint job, no matter how simple or complex the job may be. Of course, you can weight the different prices, but you can also gain an understanding of the price range for budgeting purposes. This may not be the only time your car undergoes a paint touch up or overhaul. Thus, it’s good to have a point of reference.
Like all services, make sure you have a full understanding of what the service will consist of. Ask what kind of paint will be used, ask about the process, ask about the amount of time the service will take. The more questions you ask, the more confident you will feel about the overall job.
Dallas Auto Paint is an auto body shop you can trust! Our collective staff has been working on cars for over 25 years. We’ll explain the painting process and we’ll field any questions that you might have. Please take a look through our website—www.dallasautopaint.com—and our blog for additional helpful input.