When it comes to sprucing up your car's paint job, you have a couple of different directions you could go in. You could go to a shop and get it done by a professional. If you wanted to go the DIY route, you could also go to the store and stock up on the necessary tools, paints, and finishes.
Unless you have a friend who's adept at body work and is willing to do the job free of charge, both options will cost you a decent amount of money. Now, if you're strapped for cash and don't mind people looking at you funny, you could always go the unconventional route of this DIYer on a budget.
As you can see from the above video, the guy decided to use house paint to give his car an updated paint job. Hey, it's definitely an out-there technique, but it looks like it got the job done. Maybe. I mean, we only get a look at a half-finished job, but the first half of the guy's ride looks pretty sleek. At least as sleek as car paint job can look with house paint.
Ingenuity aside, hopefully this cowboy-hat-wearing, foam-roller-wielding gentleman picked out the right kind of paint. You know, the kind that can withstand the harsh elements. Being thrifty doesn't really work if the methods you use aren't also effective, and it'd be a real shame if that bright white paint washed away after the lightest of rainstorms.
Though judging from the way this guy confidently applies the paint with that roller, I'd say this wasn't his first rodeo. Dude's a certified pro.
This post was originally published on October 9, 2018.