Do you spray the door innards?
Yes, the door innards, etc. are sprayed. This is generally done on the second day. If you do not wish the innards to be painted, just let us know at time of booking.
Do you spray the roof?
Yes, we spray the roof unless you don’t want us to.
Do you provide the paint etc.?
We provide the paint, thinners, masking off materials and everything else needed.
Do you spray the bumpers?
The bumpers will be either masked off or removed prior to spraying. Bumpers can be sprayed, please ask for details.
How long does the paint take to dry?
The paint is generally touch dry within the hour, depending on the ambient temperature.
Can you do bodywork/rust?
We are able to offer small bodywork/rust repairs. Please mention anything like this at time of booking to ensure we allow enough time. We allow two days for the actual re-spray and therefore any bodywork does need extra time. Larger repairs are often possible, but we evaluate each project individually. Please contact us with details and photos.
Can I help?
YES! YES! YES! That’s a yes, by the way. You helping us is how we are able to offer such good re-sprays at low prices. It’s a busy couple of days for us and you. We want you to be part of the experience and see how it’s all done and be 100% involved. Your help with the preparation, masking off, etc. is vital. The only part you can’t help with is the actual spraying process.
What finishes do you offer?
We highly recommend satin. It’s beautiful. A slight sheen and very tough wearing. We do offer matt, satin or gloss though. A gloss finish will cost a little more than satin/matt.
How long does a re-spray take?
Generally, two to three days. Often two. We will always book you in for a minimum of two days (plus additional days for any bodywork which needs doing before the re-spray).
Do I drop the van off with you or do you come to me?
We do not have fixed premises, we are 100% mobile. We can arrange a location, or you can source one yourself. If you intend to not be helping with the preparation, that’s fine, but please let us know at time of booking so we can allow extra time and quote accordingly.
Do I need to do anything with the van beforehand?
Please wash the van thoroughly at least (but no less than) 3 days before the re-spray. The van doesn’t need to arrive spotless, but as clean as possible does make life easier.
What size field/patch of land do you need?
Our inflatable spray booth is 5m x 10m plus an additional 2-3 metres each side for the guide ropes. We also need space to park our Luton and trailer, as well as outdoor space for your van too. 20m x 20m would be lovely.
How long afterwards can I wash it?
We don’t suggest washing it for at least 2-3 weeks. The vehicle, that is.
Can I sleep in my van overnight during the work?
Yes, we will arrange a location to work where overnight sleeping is fine for you and us. However, after the re-spray, your van will have paint fumes which some people may find unpleasant. Whilst most people do stay overnight in their vans, some do opt to book a local hotel, Travelodge, etc. If you do decide to go along the hotel route overnight, prior booking is highly recommended! We’re unable to provide transport so a taxi may also be needed.
What do we need to bring with us?
Yourself (or yourselves), plenty of enthusiasm and energy! As well of course anything you will need for overnighting in in your van. Don’t forget food and water. Please make sure you have enough gas/fuel if you intend to use your cooker/night heating. Once we have started work on your van, it cannot be driven until the work is completed.
What colours do you do?
Hundreds, literally. Check out our paint chart here!
Is it a perfect finish?
If you’re expecting the equivalent of a ten grand re-spray perfect for a Ferrari… you’d probably not be too disappointed! Our finishes are superb, but we are offering budget re-sprays.
Can I go into the spray booth?
Until the spraying commences, you’re welcome in the booth. Due to the canvas floor, we ask all footwear to be removed prior to entering. Once the spraying commences, access to the booth is definitely not an option under any circumstances. Richard will drive your vehicle into the spray booth.
Can I sit in my van during the spraying?
Absolutely not. We always prefer the owner/s to leave delighted and conscious.
What happens if it’s raining or windy on our booked days?
We’ll do our best to cope. Rain is generally not too much of a crisis, but wind can be a problem. We will keep an eye on the forecast for up to a week prior to your booking and if their looks to be a problem, we will discuss it with you
How do I pay you?
We accept cash or bank transfer as payment.
Do I pay a deposit?
We ask for 10% deposit at time of booking. This secures the agreed dates and enables us to purchase your paint well in advance. The deposit is non refundable should you cancel your booking. If we have to re-schedule due to bad weather, you won’t lose your deposit. In the unlikely event of something occurring our end resulting in a cancellation, we will of course refund your deposit.
Can I change my appointment date?
We’d prefer it if you didn’t, but we do understand that some things just can’t be avoided. We are generally very pre-booked but if we do have an alternative date available, we will do our best to sort something out for you. If we can’t offer an alternative date and your original dates are cancelled, the deposit is non refundable.
Are dogs welcome to come?
Of course! Ted will be here too and he’s friendly with dogs. The only thing we ask is that dogs are not allowed into the spray booth.