To Wrap or To Paint? That is the Question.

This is the question that has plagued car enthusiasts for years. When each side has so many advantages, it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. That’s why we’ve made a list of some important factors you should consider before scheduling a paint or van vehicle wrap near New Castle County, DE. Take a look below and let us know what you decided to do in the end. 


Most important thing first: what’s it going to cost you? 

As with every upgrade your car needs, cost plays a critical factor in the services you seek out. However, when it comes to cost, you shouldn’t only consider the price, but also the value you’re getting. For example, you can spend as little as $1,000 to paint your car or as little as $300 to wrap your car, but you get a hasty service with low-quality products from unlicensed technicians. Is this really the sort of treatment your car deserves? We don’t believe so. 

If you’re in the market for a new look, it can cost between $5,000 and $20,000 for a quality full-body paint job, while a full-body wrap will cost between $2,500 to $5,000. If you’re only looking to modify certain parts of your car, the costs will be lower. 

WINNER: Vinyl Wrap


There’s nothing more glorious than a freshly painted or wrapped car glinting in the sunlight. But, if you want that shine to last forever, you’re going to have to work for it. 

When it comes to protecting your car’s new design, the maintenance is actually fairly easy. Regular car washes are all you need to keep the just-drove-off-the-lot look, for both paint and vinyl wrap. If you want to go the extra mile, paint could always use a gentle coat of wax. 



When you’re willing to spend thousands of dollars on your vehicle, you want the service to last forever. Provided you care for your car’s new paint or wrap as mentioned above, chances are that you can stick with this design until you’re ready to buy a new car. High-quality vinyl wrap will last between seven and ten years, whereas an expensive paint job can (literally) last forever. 



What’s the point in modifying your car unless you make it look like the vehicle of your dreams? Luckily, neither process will leave you wanting more. 

Whether you want only a single color or you’re looking to flame your car, you can do it all with both paint and wrap! The difference lies in the cost and application process. When you choose to customize your paint job, you’re looking at a huge price increase (we’re talking in the thousands) and a longer application process. Vinyl wrapping, however, was built with customization in mind. That means it won’t cost much more or take any longer if you want to add a design.

WINNER: Vinyl Wrap

Choosing whether to wrap or paint your car depends on your car’s needs and your expectations out of each process. Learn more about vinyl wrapping your vehicle or the benefits of vinyl window lettering your Chester County, PA, business by contacting us here