Choosing Quality Auto Paint


While all of the large international automakers can easily afford the infrastructure to paint an automobile properly, for one reason or another they do not service the aftermarket consumer. The aftermarket consumer must rely on the knowledge, experience, and materials used by a smaller group of painting professionals. Here are a few things to think about when choosing quality aftermarket auto paint and a painting professional.

The aesthetics are completely up to you. The latest generation of auto paints is also the most versatile. They come in an amazing array of colors and can be customized to suit any style or taste. These auto paints are extremely durable and long-lasting.

The application requires as much art as science. If, however, you choose to paint the car yourself, you must remember that the application of auto paint is specialized. The painter must understand the intricacies of the process and the capabilities of the paint. More complicated applications require more knowledge and more expertise. It’s easy to apply a basic coat, but you need a fine touch to do anything more ambitious.

The quality of the paint is very important. The Dupont Company, which is now named Axalta Performance Coatings, has been selling the finest quality auto paints for more than five decades. We highly recommend this brand of auto paint for both amateurs and professionals. It is relatively easy to apply and provides a tremendous finish. Since this paint is available, there really is no sense in settling for second best.

For more information on aftermarket auto paint and the proper tools and techniques to apply it correctly, please contact us at Hawley’s Paints. We can be found online at or you can reach us directly at 707-520-0644.