A common question is, How Much Paint Will I Need To Paint My Car?
There is no real one size fits all answer because the type of paint you use, the size of the car and gun you use will all be contributing factors, that aside I have a general rule of thumb as I will list below.
Full Respray inside and out on mid-sized sedan: 4 litres of colour if 2:1 (6 litres mixed) and a 7.5-litre clear kit. This will generally leave you with some to spare but it’s always handy as you may need it in future.
My general rule of thumb for 2:1 solvent-based basecoat is listed below, again if the panels are extra large or small it may vary, also some reds, yellows, greens & coarse metallic colours may require a ground coat or just a bit more to achieve coverage. The basecoat estimates are before thinner.
Door: In & Out (300ml), Out Only (200ml)
Bonnet/Hood: In & Out (550ml), Out Only (300ml)
Boot/Trunk Lid: In & Out (500ml), Out Only (280ml)
Bumper Bar: 300ml
Quarter Panel: 200ml
MS Clear Coat, these estimates are after hardener has been added.
Door: In & Out (300ml), Out Only (200ml)
Bonnet/Hood: In & Out (650ml), Out Only (400ml)
Boot/Trunk Lid: In & Out (550ml), Out Only (300ml)
Bumper Bar: 350ml
Quarter Panel: 210ml
HS Clear Coat, these estimates are after hardener has been added.
Door: In & Out (250ml), Out Only (130ml)
Bonnet/Hood: In & Out (500ml), Out Only (300ml)
Boot/Trunk Lid: In & Out (450ml), Out Only (250ml)
Bumper Bar: 250ml
Quarter Panel: 140ml
- See Video for more Info.
Yep your bang on the mark thats exactly what i got to fully respray my vn commodore in poison ivy over astroid silver
That would have been killer
Thanks for all the videos and info here, I have learnt so much. Great to see honest people showing and sharing good techniques and info
Hey dude can you do my vlt
Where are you located dude
Hi Gunman. Have you done any reviews on Compressors? My project 1-off DIY Pickup Restoration in Thailand.
I am using astro1.8mm spray gun
Please give me your estimates for groundcoat, basecoat and clear of a BMW 7 series e38. Full respray, inside and out.. Im using solvent based base. I would like to know your estimates Before thinner.
Sry.. a bit more details: the car is in silver colour at the moment and will be black…
I would love to ask you a question I screwed up I’m painting up motorcycle the fairings I use chromabase paint I did not clear it right after what can I do to fix the problem . Do I have to send everything down back to the primer repaint it then clear it
Just sand with 600 and re basecoat and clear coat
Hi am stuck I am getting my VX Monaro colour change to candy apple blue and the guys painting it have been through 6 liters of it n they say I need more paint cos it does not look right . Am I getting dupe or they don’t no how to paint candy wen I got the quote they told me they paint anything with anything so yeh help plz
need to know in a cross flow booth, which pieces to paint first? Those closer to exhaust or intake air?
Hood,drs fndrs.all 1 color.
Where are you located.
Hey Just a curious question I’m at the moment getting into painting flakes would it be right to put 200 micron flakes through 1.8 ml gun and if yes please recommend a gun to use havewatched a lot of your videos myself and my wife love the way you paint
I am trying to paint my chassis with POR Chassis Black. Using a gun with a 1.0 needle and cap running at 2 bar and thinning 10% by weight and the coverage is OK but its VERY dry on the edges. If I thin it more it doesnt cover and runs like crazy. Is it me or the “no name “gun I am using?
get at least a 1.3/4 if its a full size gun. Will take forever if its a mini gun. My .02
I have a 80 series landcruiser and it is the silver but the clear lacquer is peeling off and ID like to know how many litres I need to paint a purple lilac purple
Is it possible to get estimated prices, just to give us (dummies) an idea
How much to respray a Ford territory? Arctic white I think. The paint is looking tired and I’d like to clean it up.
Hi man you have no idae how much you have helped me over the years i thank u so much…1question tho if i aprayed my car today and im not happy with a door when can i reahoot the paint on that door so i wait like a week for paint to dry 1st?
Hi, I’m looking for a decent panel beater/ sprayer and came across your website. Would you be able to do my 1973 240z. I’m from Sydney?
Hi there I’ve got an escort mk 4 with rs spoiler n side kit on it how much paint woukd I need to respray it outside only
How many litres of paint and primer and clear to respray my vt commodore botanica mica
I’m looking to buy Devilbiss SRI Pro Lite for spay painting motorcycles. I’m in Brisbane so warm climate. What nozzle tip size would you recommend with TE5 cap? 1.2mm? Spray guns direct in UK were recommending 1.4mm for what I will be using it for. Thanks very much for your help much appreciated.
hi how’s it going, I’ve soon got to paint my dads Subaru classic but not too sure on paint volume, its currently Aston Martin heavy fleck but the paint job isn’t too great so I’m re painting it in the same colour….ill be using my home garage with heat lamps to do this as I do not have access to a proper booth, I’m also using a devilbliss GTI pro lite gun to do the job
any help would be much appreciated