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What is the Cost of Getting Your Car Painted?

Your car’s paint job protects the body from rust damage, but over time that paint gets worn down by exposure to the elements and debris. When your paint has been damaged due to longtime wear and tear or a collision and a good wax won’t patch up the problem, it’s time for repainting. But how much does it cost?

Can I Paint My Own Car?

While painting your own car might seem like a fun option, in most circumstances it’s not a good idea. Your car’s paint is made up of many, many layers, starting with a primer coat followed by several layers of pigment and gloss coats. All of this is done after the body is sanded and prepped for the paint and followed by wax in order to protect the paint. While it is possible to paint your own car, unless you have the right equipment, loads of time, know-how, and space to do so it’s not the best idea. Your car’s paint protects the body from rusting away, which in turn keeps your car working well—and looking its best. 

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How Much Does it Cost to Have My Car Painted?

Fortunately, there are a range of prices when it comes to having your car professionally painted. The price will vary significantly depending on the level of work that needs to be done. For example, if you’re looking to give your paint a little boost and new life, you can expect to pay in the $300-$600 range, depending on how many coats you’re looking for. On the other end of the scale, getting your paint completely redone is going to cost more like $1,000-$2,000. These prices will vary depending on what shop you’re working with and what level of detail you’re looking for. Your best bet is shopping around and asking a few different shops for estimates before deciding where you want to go.

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If you need some advice on your car or some new parts brought in, come see us at Lexington Toyota. If a new paint job won’t cut it, check out our new car inventory. Our team is here to help you find what you need.