Pearl Paint Explained

Pearl paint colors are made from special pearl and transparent pigments, resulting in rich and deep colors that shimmer.

The pearlescent paint effect can be combined with both metallic and candy paint, offering an incredible number of customizations. Many pearl paints are applied in three coats (many white color pearls, for example, are three stage), but two and even single stage pearls are available.

Hot Pink Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat Car Paint Kit
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3 Stage Pearl Colors (Base, Midcoat, and Clear)

  • Snow Blush White Pearl Tri Coat

    Snow Blush 3 Stage White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Starfire White Pearl Paint

    Starfire White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Tri Stage Mysterious Purple Pearl Base Clear Auto Paint Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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  • Tri Stage Laser Red Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $465.31$530.31
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  • Shaved Ice Pearl White

    Shaved Ice 3 Stage White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Tri Stage Lambo Lime Green Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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  • Tri Stage Fab Fuschia Pink Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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  • Bonsai Beach Blue Pearl

    Bonsai Beach Blue Pearl 3 Stage Auto Paint and Kit Options

    $0.00$749.96
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  • Lilac Dreams Pearl

    Lilac Dreams Pearl Tri Coat Auto Paint & Kit Options

    $0.00$749.96
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  • DoveStone Grey Pearl

    DoveStone Grey Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$749.96
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  • Galaxy Blue Pearl White

    Galaxy Blue Pearl 3 Stage White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Key West Harbor Blue Pearl

    Key West Harbor Blue Pearl 3 Stage Auto Paint and Kit Options

    $0.00$749.96
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  • Turquoise Slope White Pearl Paint

    Turquoise Slope White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Blizzard Beach Pearl White

    Blizzard Beach 3 Stage White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Rainforest Green Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $309.99$374.99
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  • Tri Stage Lambo Orange Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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  • Tri Stage Dream Sickle Orange Green Pearl Base Clear Auto Paint Kit

    $465.31$530.31
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  • Deep Water Blue Pearl

    Deep Water Blue Pearl 3 Stage Auto Paint and Kit Options

    $0.00$749.96
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  • Celebrity Light Pink Pearl

    Celebrity Pink 3 Stage Pearl Auto Pain and Kit Options

    $0.00$749.96
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  • Gold Dust Pearl White

    Gold Dust 3 Stage White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Amethyst Frost Purple White Pearl Paint

    Amethyst Frost 3 Stage White Pearl Tri Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $0.00$602.97
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  • Tri Stage Paradise Green Pearl Base Clear Auto Paint Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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  • Antarctic Blue Pearl

    Antarctic Blue Pearl 3 Stage Auto Paint and Kit Options

    $0.00$749.96
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  • Tri Stage Mirage Brown Pearl Base Clear Auto Paint Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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  • Tri Stage Ecstacy Orange Pearl Base Clear Auto Paint Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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  • Tri Stage Giallo Midas Lambo Yellow Pearl Base Clear Auto Paint Kit

    $455.31$520.31
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  • Tri Stage Spicy Salsa Bright Red Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $440.31$505.31
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  • Tri Stage Sandstorm Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $435.31$500.31
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  • Tri Stage Ruby Surprise Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $465.31$530.31
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  • Tri Stage Miami Beach Pearl Base Clear Kit

    $445.31$510.31
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Three stage pearls offer much of the color depth and luster of a traditional candy paint, but without the application challenges or durability issues that come with traditional candy. Three stage pearls also offer near limitless customization options, as the basecoat and midcoat color combinations are considerable. And for some colors - like white - tri-coat pearl can't be topped.

Of course, three stage pearls are more costly than two stage and single stage, and they also require experienced professional application.

2 Stage Pearls (Base and Clear)

  • Black Cherry Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    From: $65.00
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  • Black Gold Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    From: $65.00
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  • Cherry Bomb Basecoat Clear Coat Pearl Automotive Paint Kit

    $419.99$484.99
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  • Copper UreThane Candy

    Copper Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $339.99$404.99
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  • Geaux Gold Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat

    Geaux Gold Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $339.99$404.99
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  • Holy Guacamole! Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $349.99$414.99
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  • Hot Pink Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $359.99$424.99
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  • Inferno Orange Pearl Automotive Paint Kit

    $319.99$384.99
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  • Intruder Purple Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat

    Intruder Purple Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    From: $65.00
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  • IZIT Brown Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    From: $65.00
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  • LimeTime Green Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $339.99$404.99
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  • Liquid Brass Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat

    Liquid Brass 3 Stage Auto Paint and Kit Options

    $0.00$749.96
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  • Midnight Blue Pearl Base Coat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    From: $65.00
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  • Molten Orange Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Auto Paint Kit

    $339.99$404.99
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  • Olive Fab Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat

    Olive Fab Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $339.99$404.99
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  • Orangelo Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $344.99$409.99
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  • Pacific Blue Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat

    Pacific Blue Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $309.99$374.99
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  • Phantom Black Pearl Base Coat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    From: $65.00
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  • Proud Navy Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $329.99$394.99
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  • Purple Passion Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $329.99$394.99
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  • Rainforest Green Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $309.99$374.99
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  • Rockin’ Red Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $339.99$404.99
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  • Root Beer Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat

    Root Beer Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $319.99$384.99
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  • Sparkling Merlot Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $329.99$394.99
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  • Static Grey Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $309.99$374.99
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  • Sunrise Orange Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Auto Paint Kit

    $344.99$409.99
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  • Sunset Orange Pearl Basecoat Clearcoat

    Sunset Orange Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $339.99$404.99
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  • Tahitian Black Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    From: $65.00
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  • Teal Mystique Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $334.99$399.99
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  • Titanium Silber Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $319.99$384.99
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  • Toxic Tomato Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Automotive Paint Kit

    $329.99$394.99
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  • Tru Blue Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $358.99$423.99
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  • Vibrant Violet Pearl Basecoat Clear Coat Car Paint Kit

    $358.99$423.99
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  • Yella Bellied Pearl Base Coat Clear Coat Gallon Auto Paint Kit

    $410.99$475.99
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Two stage pearls are a pearlescent basecoat under a high gloss clearcoat, and they offer many of the benefits of a three stage pearl - namely, color depth, shimmer, and customization - without the expense of a third application.

Two stages pearls are also easier to match in the event of a collision or body damage.

Single Stage Pearls

Phantom Black Pearl Low Gloss Single Stage
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Typically available in a low gloss finish, single stage pearls offer a unique look that's affordable to purchase and apply.

Single stage pearls are also a unique alternative to standard solid color paint, giving your vehicle an atypical paint job at a good price.

Smart Ways To Save On A Pearl Paint Job

Since pearl paint isn't exactly cheap, here are some ways you can save:

  1. Invest in quality paint. It's always more expensive to buy two paint jobs instead of one. We only sell USA made UreChem paint for that reason.
  2. Reduce the number of applications. While three stage pearl paint is impressive, two stage pearls look great and save significantly.
  3. Go with urethane. Acrylic enamel paint is cheaper than urethane, but it's not nearly as durable as urethane.
  4. Buy Online. Both installers and the distributors they buy from add markup to the paint they sell. When you buy online, you can save a lot of money.

Here at The Coating Store, we have highly rated paint, great prices, and excellent customer service. Why buy anywhere else?