How much does it cost to have a car resprayed?

How much will it cost to have my entire car repainted? Over the years, the paintwork on my car has slowly started to get dull. I want to rejuvenate my vehicle’s appearance to look shiny and sleek again. But if it costs too much to be painted professionally, should I paint the car myself?

Phoebe Mah · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Painting a car is a great way to improve the original look or to try a different color!
The cost to have a car resprayed will depend on the level of service you choose:
  • Basic: This is the most inexpensive option. It involves few coats of paint and leaving out areas not normally visible, like the inside of the hood. The price will range between $300 to $900.
  • Standard: This includes sanding the body and removing rust before painting the vehicle for a smoother finish. The cost will range between $1,000 to $4,500.
  • Showroom quality: Just as the name suggests, this is meant to make your car look brand new. The process includes sanding to bare metal, removing rust and dents, and applying 20-plus coats of high-quality paint. It could cost up to $20,000.
To decide which service suits you best, determine your needs and budget, then collect quotes from local auto body shops. Be mindful that, although everybody wants a cost-effective service,
lowball quotes
may result in a low-quality paint job.
Alternatively, if you’d rather paint the vehicle yourself, the necessary materials could cost as little as $200. But the task requires a certain level of skill, and if you are inexperienced, the work may not meet your standards.
Make room in your budget for a professional paint job by saving on other car expenses, like insurance. The
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