Want to learn how to paint a car? Eastwood makes painting your car easy. Follow our simple 4-step process and eliminate the guesswork of which items are compatible and what is needed. Paintucation host Kevin Tetz and Eastwood show you how to select a paint gun, set up your paint gun, and walk you through the products and process of achieving a finish you’ll be proud of.
Since 1978 Eastwood has helped the DIY community do the job right by offering the industry's best auto body supplies, and that includes paint. Among our more than 4,000 products you'll find automotive paints and automotive finishes that give you a high-quality appearance that look like they came straight from a pro's studio.
Eastwood Automotive Finishes
Treat your car to a fresh coat with a high-quality automotive finish from Eastwood. We have formulated a variety of solutions for people who want to give their car a new look or need to put the final touches on bodywork. Whether you're a first-time auto painter or an experienced hand, you can find something that's easy to apply and looks show-worthy.
Eastwood Vehicle Primers
The first step to your paint job is a quality base primer. Eastwood produces several types of vehicle primers to give your project the right foundation. We have epoxy primers for use with bare metal and body filler, self-etching primers for steel and aluminum, urethane primers that are great for sanding and spray-on polyester primers for ultra-straight panels. See all the Eastwood Primers Epoxy Primer - Urethane Primer - Polyester Primer - Self-Etching Primer
Basecoats & Other Auto Colors
Give your car a sweet look in any color by choosing Eastwood. We have basecoats that go with our clear coats for a vintage show car look. If you are on a budget, single stage urethanes combine color and gloss in one coat for a factory-like finish. We also make flats and mattes for those who prefer a low-gloss look. Check out the large selection of Eastwood Single-Stage Paints and Eastwood Basecoat Paints
A Clear Shine
Clear coats are mandatory when using basecoats, and we recommend them with metallic single-stage paints as well. They give your car that showroom gloss you love and can be buffed down. These finishes also provide added UV protection for the basecoat. Eastwood has several clear coat options for just the right amount of luster. Eastwood Automotive Paint Clear Coats
A Sweet Way to Ride
Want your car to really stand out? Eastwood custom auto finishes offer a dynamic solution. Our Candeez candy paints are used by hot rod lovers, low riders and other enthusiasts who want a vibrant appearance. With pearl or flake additives, you can really make a vehicle sparkle. Customize your ride with Eastwood Candeez - Eastwood Flakes - Eastwood Pearls
Helping DIYers Finish the Job
Are you new to painting? Contact our expert staff or check out one of our instructional videos in the Eastwood Garage for assistance. We'll help you with every step of the process so your car will look exactly the way you want it to. Shop Eastwood paint products today if you're looking for a great finish.
We understand the reluctance for DIYers to head to an auto body shop for a paint job. They have worked hard, investing a lot of time and money into their projects, and don't want to put such an important step in someone else's hands. But even the best, most highly recommended body shops come with a bit of mystery when it comes to quality or color matching. It can be a process of trial and error, and a restoration enthusiast would rather learn those errors themselves, on their own terms and time.
You can get the same results as a professional body shop. You can learn to use automotive paint easily, with our Eastwood four-step paint system. With Eastwood, you'll be able to bring your vision for your project to life. You'll catch eyes and drop jaws whether you head to the next show or just head out for a cruise.
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When you're working with hot metal, an ordinary workshop table is apt to crash and burn under the pressure - sometimes literally. Eastwood welding tables and work stands are designed to handle the heavy loads and heat that are common with welding or plasma cutting projects. Made of heavy-gauge steel, ssthese welding benches have elevated work surfaces that you can set doors, fenders or hoods directly on while working. You'll be more comfortable and more effective than if you're slouched over on a concrete floor.
We carry several styles of welding tables for DIYers who need a good place to work. Eastwood has folding welding stands that store easily when not in use, adjustable welding tables that can be set at different angles and slatted plasma cutting tables that make it easy to clamp projects in place. Turn your fender stand into a welding workstation with a work stand welding top or get a fixturing set-up table for precision fabrication. In addition to the welding stands and accessories developed by our R&D guys, Eastwood also carries a number of CertiFlat modular fabrication table kits for projects of any size. Customer satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed on all of our welding equipment.