Clearcoat paint is a thin, clear layer of plastic that is applied over the basecoat. This layer protects the paint from outside damage. It is treated with UV resistance to keep those sun rays off your actual color. There are two types of clearcoat: matte and gloss. Visit our Clearcoat page to learn more about how it protects your car's finish and how to apply it correctly.
Often referred to as the colorcoat, the basecoat paint is the actual color you see on your car. If the basecoat is blue, the car is blue. If the basecoat is white, the car is white. TouchUpDirect Basecoat Paints are made of a waterborne technology that creates a much deeper, vibrant color. Use your vehicle's paint codes and paint a test card to ensure your touch up paint matches your car.
Primer paint creates a surface that will make your color stick. Lay it down before you put your basecoat on. It becomes even more important if your paint is down to the bare substrate. TouchUpDirect Universal Primer works on all types of material from metal to plastic. It adds an extra layer of protection against corrosion and improves how paint adheres to your car.
The Combo is our 2 in 1 paint applicator. On one side, the brush. Flip it over and you get the pen. If you're unsure of which tool to use for your small touch-up job, this is the applicator you want. Combo paint applicator tools can support multiple touch-up paint jobs and have the option to perfectly paint any smaller-sized area of damage. Use them to fill in both areas of repair and scratches.
Our aerosol spray paints are designed to repaint whole areas like bumpers or hoods. They're also handy for body repairs and painting accessories. Get TouchUpDirect Aerosol Paint and you'll be able to cover entire panels of your car. Each paint can comes with a rotatable nozzle which creates a smooth fan pattern, leading to an even, professional-looking finish.
The brush device is a jar with a brush-in-cap style applicator for paint. It works well for chips and scrapes up to the size of a quarter. Brushes apply paint generously and are the ideal tool for filling in areas of damage.
The pen has a firm, chiseled nib applicator designed to work on shallow rock chips and scratches that are pencil eraser sized or smaller. Pens provide a precise way to apply paint and cover the smallest, finest scratches.
The Combo is our 2 in 1 applicator. One one side, the Brush. Flip it over and you get the Pen. It's very handy for quick touch ups when your car is faced with smaller repairs against lighter damage to your vehicle.
The pen has a firm, chiseled nib applicator designed to work against shallow rock chips and scratches that are pencil eraser sized or smaller.
The brush device uses a brush-in-cap style applicator to paint. It works well with scuffs small to thumbnail size. If you're unsure of how much damage has been sustained, this is the applicator you want.
The Aerosol has a rotatable nozzle and is designed to repaint whole areas like bumpers or hoods. It's also handy with body repairs and painting accessories.
Professional sizes are ideal for those who have the equipment to tackle the larger or more complex jobs. The paint comes reduced and ready to spray. Do not order the professional sizes unless you have proper professional spray tools. You can be confident that you have access to the absolute best quality paint. Available in half pint, pint or quart sizes.