A car plays an essential role in a person’s life. When you ask them about sending their car for repair and maintenance or car paint job, hundreds of questions arise in the head of that person.
Repainting your car on your own without taking professional help is a fantastic experience and saves you a lot of money. It is also a huge motivating factor for few people.
Car painting for a beginner
However, car painting is not easy, especially for a beginner who doesn’t have any knowledge and skill, which are essential to get effective results. The individual must know about the right material and have a positive attitude. If you want to complete the task efficiently, you should require the right accessories and some simple advice from a professional car painter. And of course, it is adventurous for a beginner to learn the car painting method.
The basic things that are essential for a car paint job are:
- Masking tape
- Sanding paper
- Spray paint cans in the choice of the colour chosen
- Spray gun
- Car was
- Spray rust killer and primer
- Fluorescent paint (if adventurous!)
There are a few steps, which are involved in the painting of a vehicle and are given below:
Preparing the car
It is the initial step in which you have to wash the vehicle’s exterior surface with the help of mild soap and water. After that, you need to left it for a few minutes to completely drying up. It is crucial to remove the fixture from the interior. It would help if you chose a well ventilated and fully lit garage or an open space in the ground where there the availability of light and air is easy.
Sanding the car
In this step, you need to scrub your car’s surface with sandpaper to remove the old or faded paint. Sandpaper also removes scratches and every sign of corrosion. Use putty for filling minor gaps so that the surface gets a smooth finish before starting the painting process.
Masking off and taping
It is used to prevent the vehicle’s surface from over-spraying. If you are carrying out the painting process inside a garage, then covering the whole car with a plastic sheet is a good option.
It is used for filling scratches and for getting a smooth finish. It is crucial to apply on a dry, clean, and sanded exterior.
Spray painting – first coat
After covering frames, windows, wheel rims, bumpers with newspaper, and masking tape, set a position about 10 inches away from the vehicle’s surface and use a spray paint gun for getting the evenly and smooth coat of paint. Now, left the paint for drying up completely.
Adding a second coat
Professional experts recommend a second layer of paint for enhancing the aesthetic of your car. For getting a perfect coating of the second alert, the first coat needs to dry up completely. A quick rub with car wax can give a smooth and shiny feel to the vehicle.
All these can help you in doing a repaint car effectively. So, follow these steps to get effective and efficient results.