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7 – What is Paint Blending?

Paint blending is a special process that involves spraying new paint in a gradual pattern so that at the human eye cannot detect color variance or a start and stop point.

That sounds pretty straight forward but in the real world, it really is a work of art.

There are literally dozens and dozens of factors that can ultimately affect the colors we see when looking at partially repainting an automobile.

Did you k now that there is no such thing as factory paint? That’s right, car factories don’t make paint, they buy it. And a car factory in Kentucky does not use the same paint as a car factory in Detroit even though they are building the same car and painting it the same color. Often times there are 4-6 variables for the same color! This is just the start of the difficulties. Then add in wear and tear and fading and you can imagine what a modem automotive paint technician is up against.

Suffice it to say that a good paint tech is an artist and illusionist. At the end of the day no matter how good of a repair the body shop has done, if the paint does not match perfectly, we have let the customer down.

Fortunately the crew at Sturken Auto Body has a perfected this process. We buy the best paint and paint products, train our folks well and do everything we can to assure that your paint repair has a matching show room finish. If color matching is one of your concerns after you’ve had an accident, rest comfortably in knowing that Sturken’s guarantees that the paint we spray will match.

Call today for a personal tour of our paint department.