Is it necessary to use clearcoat over basecoat paint?

Absolutely, whether it is a Touch Up or Spray paint project, clear coat is a protectant and is very important for multiple reasons.

 

-Your paint may not match if you have not applied clear coat. Typically paint without clear coat will be dull and will appear to have a different, slightly lighter color.

 

-The clear coat creates a chemical bond with the base coat that makes it weather and damage resistant.

 

-It makes the paint shine; without clear coat your paint will not have the level of gloss that it should.

 

Watch our “How to properly spray your paint and clearcoat” video for the best application.