How long does it take to paint a car? [Car Paint Guide]

Whenever the paint of the car has damage due to the extremely hot weather or an accident, we worry about new car paint and want to repaint our car. But, we don’t know how long does it take to paint a car? So, in this article, we will tell you, how much time require to paint a car.

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How long does it take to paint a car?

Car paint is a very difficult and lengthy task. This process wants great attention. You can do car paint at home but we recommend you to do car paint at the workshop. Because this process also needs special paint machines.

Now let’s talk about that how much time this car paint process takes. If we only talk about the simple car paint, it only takes 30 to 60 minutes. But, for the best paint on a car, the workshop does some steps before the car paint and after the car paint. So, the workshop takes 1 to 2 days to paint a car.

Steps to Paint a Car

Every workshop takes different steps to paint a car. But, here are some steps to paint a car that every workshop does.

  1. Remove Damaged Paint
  2. Fill Damaged Empty Space
  3. Cover Mirrors, Lights, and Windshield
  4. New Paint on a Car
  5. Compound Polish on a car

Remove Damaged Paint

The first step of car repaint is removing damaged paint from a car. Because if we will not remove the old damaged paint, the new paint of a car will not look like original and beautiful. That’s why on the first day, the first workshop prefers to remove the damaged paint of a car.

Fill Damaged Empty Space

In the second step, the workshop fills the empty space which was created by removing the old damaged paint. Workshops fill the space by using Bondo. The workshop does this to level the new paint on a car. This step is very important for good car paint.

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Cover Mirrors, lights, and Windshield

In the third step, Workshops cover all the things where they don’t want to apply any paint. Basically, Workshops cover all the lights, mirrors, and windshields of a car. So, paint can’t apply to these things. This step is very important because if the workshop doesn’t do this, new paint will damage these things.

New Paint on a Car

Car Painting is the fourth step and it is the most important step in car paint. Basically, in this step, the workshop chooses a color and applies that color to a car. This process takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Compound Polish on a Car

Compound polish is the last step in a car painting. Workshops do this step for the shining of the new paint. The workshop does compound polish on the whole car. After this step car paint looks like the new paint of a car.

Many people do often do the compound polish on their car for the shining of the old car paint and it really works. In our opinion, before the new paint on a car, you should try compound polish on your car. It gave us good results. So, it will also give you great results.