Choice Auto Paint and Body and Maaco offer inexpensive paint options that fit into almost any budget. As of October 2015, Choice Auto Paint paints an entire car for around $600 and Maaco offers paint specials ranging from $200 to $400, note both companies' respective websites.
Choice Auto Paint and Body offers a complete paint job called the Choice Plus Urethane that comes with a machine sand and two coats of either black or white paint. Those who can spend a little more may opt for the Choice Supreme Urethane paint job, which includes a machine sanding, three coats of paint and an integrated top coat. As a form of comparison, Choice Auto Paint and Body's most expensive paint job, called the Ultimate Choice Paint Job, sells for around $2,000 as of 2015 and comes with a lifetime warranty, states ChoiceAutoPaint.com. Included is wet sanding, a premium base coat, three coats of base paint and three coats of top coat.
Maaco runs sales and promotions on whole-car paint jobs. These paint jobs run anywhere from $200 and up as of 2015, but often do not include areas on the car such as door jambs, notes Maaco.com. In business since 1972, Maaco offers a nationwide warranty and other services such as body repairs and free estimates. The Basic Maaco paint job includes one coat of paint and a top coat. In comparison, the Platinum paint job is the company's most expensive and includes chip and scratch repair, priming, sanding and a urethane sealer.