Automotive Paint

Car looking a little drab? Looking to add a custom flair to your vehicle? Reno Paint Mart features a full line of automotive paint options to help upgrade your transportation.

BASF Products

Reno Paint Mart now carries R-M and LIMCO paint products from BASF, an unmatched expert in the coatings industry.  BASF’s Automotive Refinish business creates and markets coatings for collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets.


automotive paint

R-M products offer value and versatility. Environmentally friendly and made for durability,

R-M products provide quality while keeping your budget in mind. For almost 100 years,

the R-M refinish system has offered consistent results with their complete line of products.

These include:


-cleaners and specialty products


                                       -adhesion promoter



automotive paint


LIMCO products are engineered to be simple, affordable and user-friendly. 

For economic use, LIMCO provides full coverage automotive refinish that utilizes

modern pigments for better color matching. Get your refinish completed fast and accurate

with LIMCO automotive refinish.

Types of Automotive Paint:

When it comes to your car, it’s crucial to understand the various types of automotive paint. Some can be hazardous to your health, others can require high maintenance, and a few just may not look as appealing as you thought. Explore the nuances of car paint and then come into one of our paint stores for more assistance.

Urethane Car Paint

Tough | New | Toxic

Urethane car paint is newer than enamel paints, but also comes at a higher price. This type of automotive paint is just as tough as acrylic enamel, yet is easy to apply like the lacquer paint. Though, this kind of paint requires more of your time for proper results. Expect to purchase the color, a reducer to thin it out for the spray gun, and a catalyst to speed up the drying time. Similar to enamel paint, urethane automotive paint can have a single or multi stage paint system.

Note: Once the paint is mixed with the reducer, it must be immediately used. Any paint left over must be discarded. This automotive paint is highly toxic and requires a facemask, respirator, gloves and coveralls.

Metallic Car Paint

Sparkle | Resale Value | Eye-Catching

Metallic car paint is often considered a specialized type due to its high maintenance and classic car look. Often used for muscle or sports cars, metallic paint creates a sparkle effect in the various lighting conditions. The style looks very distinct and stunning at night time. However, the caveat of such a cool look comes with a few considerations. Metallic auto paint starts at a higher price than other paints, and can be much harder to repair when dents and deep scratches occur. It is also worth noting metallic paint may be an attractive style, but it comes in fewer colors than other automotive paint.

Acrylic/Enamel Car Paint

Tough | Modern | Tricky

Acrylic enamel auto paint delivers a contemporary style and often gives a car that “modern look.” The auto paint dries and hardens like a shell, creating a tough paint that can handle a lot of environmental stress. Enamel paint is available for sprayers and aerosol cans, but can also be baked on by professional shops. Though, its highly protective shell comes at a cost, and can be more difficult to apply properly. In addition, some acrylic enamel colors require a two-stage system. Contact us to learn more about the two-stage system.

Contact us for more information
on Automotive Paint
Reno Paint Mart Logo

Mon - Fri: 6:30a - 6:00p • Sat: 8:00a - 4:00p • Sun: Closed

775.826.2900 Contact Reno Find Reno
Reno Truckee Paint Mart Logo

Mon - Fri: 7:00a - 5:00p • Sat: 8:00a - 3:00p • Sun: Closed

530.587.7285 Contact Truckee Find Truckee
Reno Carson Paint Mart Logo

Mon - Fri: 7:00a - 5:00p • Sat: 8:00a - 3:00p • Sun: Closed

775.461.0998 Contact Carson Find Carson
Reno Paint Mart Design Center Logo

Reno Paint Mart introduces our talented designers, available to help with all your color, design and decorating projects: in our studio, your home or workplace.

775.826.2900 Contact the Design Studio
Reno Paint Mart Voice of Color Logo

PPG's The Voice of Color wants to help you find your perfect color! Visualize your room with different colors then share your designs with friends.

Launch Visualizer Get the App