How Much Paint To Paint a Car
How Much Paint To Paint a Car, Read the blog here: http://learnautobodyandpaint.com/blog/2012/09/01/how-much-paint-to-paint-a-car/ In this quick video and blog post I'll talk about a common question that a lot of newbie auto painters ask themselves. How much paint do I need to paint my car? How much paint to paint a car? The video above explains it all. But for the readers, I'll break it down. You want to ask yourself two questions. 1. What size is your vehicle? 2. What type of paint do you plan on using? Will you use enamel, or will you be using base coat clear coat? For example: Let's say we're painting a small Mazda Miata with single stage enamel paint. And because the car is small we'll only need about 2-2.5 quarts of mixed paint to cover the vehicle two times. When painting an averaged sized car, a one gallon kit (of enamel paint) is usually just enough for a medium sized sedan car or light truck. Most times you'll have a little extra. This is why when painting your car, I do not recommend mixing the whole kit at once. I would mix 3/4 of the kit, then start spraying. Most times that will be enough. If you need more, just mix half of the left over, or all of it. Basecoat Clearcoat Paint- How Much Paint To Paint a Car? When painting with a two stake paint you not only need the color (base coat) you'll also need the clear coat, hence base coat, clear coat.