How To Get The Perfect Finish When Paint Spraying A Car

Posted on 02 November 2016 Jake Martin

Getting the perfect car paint finish depends on the interplay of three important factors:

  • Using the right products at the right ratios
  • Using the right techniques for even coverage
  • Environmental factors, such as humidity and ambient temperature in the spray booth, as well as outside weather conditions.

In previous articles we have explained the importance of the first two factors. To get a great looking automotive finish, you need to use the right paints, such as our Kapci range of metallics, clear coats, thinners and fillers. You also need to pay attention to how the paint is applied, using the right application pressure, coverage ratio and overlap on each of your coats.

Car Spray Painting Made Easy - 4 Tips You Need To Know!

Posted on 26 October 2016 Jake Martin

Achieving a consistent and high quality finish in the spray booth can seem a daunting task, even for professionals who know how to spray paint a car correctly. But by applying a few basic principles to your work, car spray painting can be made easy. Following these car spray painting tips will help you achieve reliable results for your customers each time. They will also help you avoid common finishing issues and reduce the number of coats you need to use.

Amateur Car Paint Spraying Myths (And How to Respond)

Posted on 19 October 2016 Jake Martin

To make a success of car spray painting, you need the right tools, the right paint, the right environment and the right training. Without these, the result is likely to be a botched job at best, with uneven paint coverage and poor colour matching. This is why the unequivocal advice of professional paint sprayers (echoed by us) is for amateurs not to attempt it at all. 

Spray Painting De-Mystified: Common Jargon in Plain English

Posted on 31 May 2016 Jake Martin


Welcome to our new blog! In these articles we are going to publish a wide range of information, tips and resources aimed at paint sprayers working in the automotive marketplace. We’ll be covering a variety of topics, spanning legislation and regulations, practical techniques, product reviews and theory – something for everybody.

In this article we’re going to kickstart our blog with an explanation of some of the common jargon used in the industry. These basic terms are used extensively by sprayers but are often mystifying for people who are new to the industry. We try as hard as possible to avoid ‘tradespeak’ whenever we can, but there is no getting away from a short list of elementary but informative phrases that we all use on a day-to-day basis.

Making Sense Of The European Paints Directive

Posted on 31 May 2016 Jake Martin


For paint sprayers, compliance with EU and British legislation is an important part of our professional lives. For the past twelve years the most influential document has been the European Paints Directive 2004/42/EC. The full text of the directive is available to download for free from the EUR-Lex website. However, interpreting the directive is often quite a different matter to simply reading!


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