Solvent-based or water-based paint? Single-stage or two-stage? Lacquer, enamel, or urethane paint?

Unsure of how much paint and primer you actually need to buy? Use this Paint Volume Guide from Summit Racing’s tech experts.

With so many choices in automotive paint, selecting the right basecoat paint can be a daunting task. With help from Summit Racing, we’re hoping to make the process a little bit easier. This video covers the differences in automotive paint formulations, basic paint terminology, and advantages and disadvantages of each type of paint.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.