New Water-Based Paint Services at AutoBuff

Hi All—Rico here!

We’re excited to announce that our brand new paint booth is up and running! During November and December of this last year we made the major change and upgraded our paint booth. What’s the big change? We’re using 100% water based paint!

What does this mean? Many great things...and here are just a few:


  • Is healthier for our painters
  • Is extremely durable
  • Requires less clear-coat and dries quicker
  • Has lower VOC (volatile organic content); meaning, it has less impact on the environment

This isn't an easy change to make for a shop, though we've been wanting to for awhile now. 

Many shops are not able to make the switch from a cost and staffing standpoint. The methods that are used for water based spraying utilize a high filtration system to reduce the airborne contaminants released into the atmosphere, so it’s a completely new system for painters to learn and use.

We’re lucky enough here at Rico’s Automotive to have a lead painter, Victor, who is skilled in this type of painting, and a paint prepper, Arturo, who is excellent at getting things ready for a quick turnaround for our customers!

Here's an absolute beauty getting prepped & making her way through the paint booth this month!