How much does it cost to repaint a truck?

I picked up a used, low mileage truck for a great price at an auction. The only issue is that it needs to be repainted. How much does it cost to repaint a truck?

Rachel Rigolino · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
While you didn’t say anything about the condition of the truck, the average cost for a basic paint job will run you between $1,000 to $4,000 or more. I know that’s quite a price difference, but let’s take a look at some variables when it comes to painting a vehicle:
  • Rust and body work: The more prep work or repairs needed before painting, the higher the cost.
  • Quality of paint: Some paints are higher-quality than others and will cost more.
  • Size of truck: It’ll cost less to paint a
    Ford Maverick
    than a
    Ford F-150
    , for instance.
  • Custom work: If you’re going for two-tone paint or a metallic finish, you’ll pay more.
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