6 Tips to Reducing at Home Car Paint Cost 6 Tips to Reducing at Home Car Paint Cost

If you are considering going through the process of refurbishing a car, you will need to consider the car paint cost as part of your budget. Being aware of a few tips that can be put into place to help keep costs low will ensure that you obtain a bargain for your supplies.

1. Quantity

When considering the car paint cost, think about it in terms of the quantity of paint required to enable you to complete the task. The larger the quantity required, the better the cost is likely to be. Rather than obtaining the paint as and when required, buy all the paint that you need from the outset. Determine the quantity required by considering how many layers of paint are required to complete the paint job in addition to the size of the car.

2. Secondhand

Where someone else has bought a job lot of paint to complete a task, they are likely to be keen to sell off any surplus. To this end, it will be worthwhile perusing advertisements of items for sale to determine whether there are any for the type of paint that you need. In addition to checking local newspapers and garage sales, also look at advertisements on websites that specialize in selling secondhand goods.  

3. Sales

Car paint cost can be kept to a minimum if you are prepared to wait for the sale season at stores that supply car paint and accessories, or on specific occasions on which they are offering deals which will reduce the car paint cost. If you also require other accessories in relation to your car, ask whether they would be prepared to give you a discount based on the basis that you are buying multiple items.    

4. Garage

If you use a particular garage regularly, contact them to determine whether they can recommend a place where cheap paint can be found.

5. Promotions

Attend car shows where there are a number of booths on show as you may find one that is run by a car paint manufacturer. If you show an interest, you may find it possible to obtain samples or vouchers to obtain a discount if you make a purchase. Similarly, if you read car magazines, look through them to see if you can find any advertisements from car paint manufacturers. You may find that discount vouchers sometimes make up part of these advertisements which you will be able to cut out and use to reduce the cost of the paint that you need.   

6. Research

Avoid purchasing the first supply of paint that you find just because it is what you need. Instead, take details of the brand and color and do some research to determine whether you can obtain it cheaper elsewhere. Attend hardware stores as well as those that specialize in car accessories. Peruse the Internet to determine whether you can find a good deal on any online stores. In this circumstance, do not forget to take the cost of any postage and packing fees into account as part of the total car paint cost.

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