Classic Cars

How to paint a car

A technician in a white suit bending over the spray paint on the side of a car.

Painting a car yourself is a time-consuming process that requires the right tools and a steady hand. But for some enthusiasts, spraying car paint is one of their favorite parts of the classic vehicle restoration process. Here’s an introduction (pun intended) and all the supplies you’ll need and all the steps needed to paint a car yourself.

Can I paint a car myself?

Many automotive enthusiasts find painting their own car to be a rewarding hobby. But be aware that mastering and practicing this craft can take a long time. Plus, the cost of tools and supplies makes painting a car as expensive as hiring a professional.