How To Matte Black Car Wrap Easy- A DYI Tutorial with Video [Watch]

One of the new trends in cars is the matte black car wrap. It is a color and state of a car that would make it look sleeker and more modern. Lots of people are going for this look in their cars because needless to say, it does look elegant. It is now becoming widely popular that everyone seems to be intrigued on how to get a matte black car wrap.

Fortunately for everyone, this is so easy. You don't need to hire someone to get this job done because you can do this yourself. In this age of technology when YouTube tutorial videos and DIY articles like this exist, it'll be so easy to get what you need for the amount that is totally friendly for your budget.


What Will You Need To Get This Project Going:

  • Soap
  • water
  • Urethane paint
  • Spray gun
  • Sandpapers
  • General Purpose Primer
  • Hose
  • Painter's tape

Any soap will do but I would suggest that you go to a car shop and get the ones specifically for car wash


All of the materials above are easily found in your local hardware store, supermarkets or a muffler house.

Now, Let's Go and Do The Fun Part

Step 1: Car Wash

car wash

It is a must that your car is thoroughly clean before doing anything else with it. This is important if you want to achieve that perfect matte finish. Not washing your car first won't make it possible for you to see the full and good effect of a matte wrap. One step that you should skip in washing your car is the waxing part. Remember to not wax it after because painting it would be really hard to do.

Step 2: Sanding

Sanding Car

You will first need a 100-grit sandpaper to sand the surface of your car. Use it for those imperfections that you will see. After you are done with that, get the 320-grit sandpaper to sand the entire exterior of your car.

Step 3: Spraying

You will need your garden hose to do this. Spray some water on your car with your hose to remove all the dust that happened from sanding your car. Make sure that it is once again thoroughly clean and free from all sanding residuals.

Step 4: Drying

dying car

Now, this will need your patience because this could take quite long. You will need to wait for a couple of hours for the car to dry on its own. You cannot use any material to dry it, not even a towel because its fibers could easily transfer on its surface.

Step 5: Prep for Painting

Get your painter's tape and apply it all over the surface of your car that you think needs protection from the paint itself. These areas usually include the car windows and the door handles. Some include the grille but it is totally up to you. Keep in mind that these areas are the ones that you don't want to be painted on.

Step 6: Primer Application

To apply a general purpose primer to your car, it would be best if you buy the spray ones. It is easier to use and you won't have to think about remnants of brush strokes on the surface of your car after this step is done.

Step 7: Drying

To dry, you need to wait about an hour but it would all depend on the kind of primer you bought. Read the label first because it is usually stated there how long should you wait for it to be completely dry.

Step 8: Preparation for Urethane Paint

Get a spray gun and fill it in with the said paint. If you are feeling too lazy to do it, don't worry because there is another easier way. Buying spray cans with urethane paint is another way to do it. This is also perfect for those who don't have a spray gun. You can buy it from your local car accessories stores or hardware. One thing you must remember is that the label has to say matte finish. For canned auto-paints, the label is also known as a flat finish.

Step 9: Painting

painting car black

Well, spray painting to be more specific. Once you have your can of paint ready, spray it on your car. You have to hold the spray material about 12 up to 18 inches away from your car's surface. Never spray it nearer than that because you would get an uneven paint on the surface. Make sure that you move your hand horizontally while you are at and not vertically. A 50% overlap of spray paint every time you pass by a surface using the can or a spray gun is a must. This is important to get a full coverage matte effect on your car.

Step 10: Second Coating

This is to ensure that the matte black wrap would look vibrant on your car. You will need to wait around 15 minutes first before you could proceed to do the second coat. Wait again for another 15 minutes if you want to do a third coat. Other people prefer to coat their car as many times as possible to achieve a thicker matte finish. Once you are done with the final coating, wait about an hour and a half for it to dry. That is at least the standard waiting time until you could finally touch your car or even drive it.


Based on the instructions above, you can see that it is so simple and even the materials that you need for this project are so easy to find. Why hire someone to do it when you could do it yourself. You can save money, time and even energy simply by following the instructions here. You can also do this to whatever color of matte finish that you want your car painted on.

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About the Author

I am David Walker ,I'm a car enthusiast. Through this blog, I want to share every single experience I had with my beloved car with you guys. Definitely feel free to comment, give feedbacks and show us what You and your cars have been through.

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