Getting a custom paint job offers you a ton of potential styles. Depending on your tastes, you might want something simple -- such as a change of color paint job -- or you might try something a little more out of the box. Whatever your preferences, think long and hard before getting anything painted on the side of your van.
Keep it Simple
For those with a sleeker design taste, a simple paint job might be best, but this doesn't have to mean boring. Besides neatening an old paint job, you can get stunning subtle effects using specialty paints. White "flecks" over a plain, white paint job will make your van stand out in the sun. Other options include glow-in-the-dark colors such as pinks, blues, oranges and greens. You can also use decals on your van instead of painting it.
On the other hand, maybe you're looking forward to creating a crazy design. Your painter can help you decide on the perfect look for your van, but the possibilities are limitless. Consider decorative-effect paints such as "crackle" and "lightening" paints, or have your painter use stencils to paint flames or pinstripes on your ride.
Go Wild, Mural Style
While murals can be expensive, they are also a lot of fun and grab attention. A mural might be ideal if you are promoting an idea, band or business, but you might want to avoid promoting illegal, political or otherwise questionable material in your mural. Having controversial designs can bring unwanted attention from those who disagree with your views. Safer options include pictures of your children, pets, loved ones who have passed away, events or inspirational pieces of art.
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