If you have a heavy-duty truck designed to withstand harsh elements, shouldn’t the truck bed be the same? So why are people covering their truck beds with various types of bedliners? Well, the simple answer is the coating protects your truck and cargo you are transporting.
It’s a win-win situation!
Some truck drivers even go the full length and cover their entire truck! There are different types of bedliners, but today we are going to focus on bedliner paint jobs.
Should you be getting this type of paint job?
Do you need a bedliner?
How much does a bedliner paint job cost?
These are all questions we will answer today.
Pros of a Bedliner Paint Job
- The paint will adhere to the contours of your truck flawlessly if done correctly.
- You can even customize the color if you want neon pink, the more power to you.
- The bedliner paint (polyurea) from ArmorThane is tough and durable and will last long.
- Bedliner paint protects the inside of your truck from scratches and protects your cargo as well.
- Not only does it protect against scratches, but also different elements, moisture, rust, and corrosion as well as UV rays.
- It enhances the look of your truck. If you decide to paint the entire truck, it will have a very fresh look to it.
- Sometimes you can choose between a matte finish or a glossy coat.
- Some thicker bedliner paints can also absorb vibrations and dampen sounds.
- It’s relatively easy to clean compared to regular paint.
- It’s more economical and can end up saving you more money in the long run as it decreases the risk of damaging your truck bed.
- It also improves the ruggedness of your truck. Here are some top selections of the top bedliners for Full-Sized Trucks.
Cons of Bedliner Paint Job
- It’s easier to mess up the paint job and have to redo it. This is why we do not advise doing this at home. Give ArmorThane a call today, and we will get you in touch with one of our trained experts.
- During the curing process, there is a chance of dust and debris getting stuck in the wet paint.
- While ArmorThane boasts a quick dry time, other standard brands might need a few hours or more, which could be extremely time-consuming.
- Again, elaborating on the first point, if you decide to do it on your own, you might miss hard to reach areas or inadvertently get some paint on the windows and mirrors.
- You have to get the thickness right, and this may demand more than one layer. The thinner the layer, the more easily it is damaged.
- Some bedliners without durable UV protection could fade over time and give your truck an aged and battered appearance.
- You need to have an area or space set up to do the job, preferably one where you won’t have to fret about getting your belongings dirty.
- If you use a spray gun without a respirator, it could cause harm to your health.
Sometimes it’s better to leave the job to the professionals. After all, they are equipped and qualified to handle it. Yes, it could cost more, and it will just add to the expense of the paint itself, but you do save a lot of time, and you can pretty much guarantee you will be happy with the outcome. The cost of applying the bedliner isn’t just about the tools; it’s also the time and effort you put in.