Benefits of Enamel Spray Painting on Your Van

If you plan on living in your van for long-term travel, then you may be considering different spray paint jobs. You may want to ensure that you have something durable, but also something that can help you during different weather conditions. If this is the situation you are in, you may want to consider an enamel spray. Here are a few of the benefits and how they may assist you during your long-term travel plans. 


One of the leading benefits of using an enamel spray on your van for long-term travel and living is the durability. You need something that can hold up to cold weather conditions. You also need a paint that will not crack. Keep in mind that if the paint cracks, it can let in snow or ice. When the snow and ice melts, it can get into those cracks and cause rusting or other damage to the car. 

If you are in a warm-weather area near salt water, the salt air can damage the car if it reaches under the paint. Similarly, in dry and hot conditions you may have issues with the sun breaking down the paint and causing cracks that can lead to damage. Enamel spray has a high enough durability to hold up to most of these conditions. 


One of the key points about using an enamel spray is how it hardens. When the enamel hardens, it turns into a shell-like protective layer. This makes it ideal for protecting your van and forming a barrier between it and the issues that may damage it. The hardening effect also makes it more difficult to damage, fade, or become thin. This means you will not need to worry as much about the paint fading or becoming damaged during your travels. Keep in mind that the paint is cured under lamps and does not simply dry like a typical or traditional spray paint. 

Higher-Quality Appearance

A benefit to the enamel spray over other spray paint jobs on your van is appearance. The enamel paint dries quickly. This means there is a reduced chance of the paint dripping, running, or causing streaking. This leaves you with a mirror-like finish and a surface that is free of imperfections. This high-quality appearance can make your van appear well polished regardless of your travel conditions. 

Remember, if you plan on being in a specific area or weather condition during the majority of your van living, let your auto paint contractor know. For example, if you will be in very cold weather conditions with snow and possible sleet, you should let them know. This may have them lean more towards a particular kind of paint than if you will be in dry conditions or humid conditions. 

Contact a company that offers auto spray painting services to learn more.

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I have a gorgeous old car, but the paint work sure let's you know it's old! Unfortunately my uncle had left it outside for many years and even under a tarp the Australian climate is not friendly to auto paint work. I have been trying to get the paint work back as close as possible to the original condition which is harder than it seems as modern paints have a much different finish and texture to genuine vintage paint jobs. This blog is about how to go about finding vintage paints, and faking vintage finishes with modern paints if you can't!

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