Another repair job that some drivers try to take on themselves is repairing smudges or chips in their paint. Because new types of paint make it easier than ever to touch-up paint jobs, vehicle owners like to go at this task alone as well. Unfortunately, matching the paint is much harder than buying it.
Even if you are able to find the exact color, it probably won’t look the same. This is because paint formulas, especially for metallic coats, often require two or more coats. Sometimes they even require a special mix. The only thing that looks worse than chipped paint is paint that doesn’t match!
Plus there’s always the possibility that you’ll make a mistake during the painting process. Auto body painters possess both a steady hand and professional technique that is gained from experience. For these reasons, it’s best to leave the painting to the pros!