There is a lot of work that goes into applying touch-up paint. While you may think it’s simple to cover up a paint chip or scratch with a touch-up kit, there are actually a few things that you have to do to pre-treat a spot on your vehicle so that it blends in all the way. The best way to use it for areas that are small, and when you have larger issues, such as a key scratch, you should buff and prime the spot first.

Most automotive touch-up paint doesn’t blend well. This is because it isn’t like house paint or acrylics. You have to apply with short, dabbing motions rather than long strokes. For a smooth blend, you’ll need to make sure that you have the original paint and that you have done some prep. For significant paint damage, you may want to work with a professional car painter instead.

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