Honda Civics have easy to locate paint codes.
You need what is called a paint code to get the exact match paint color formulation for the color of your car. Paint codes and colors can vary from year to year.
On the inside of the driver side door you will find a label or sticker.
Near the bottom of this label is a product bar. Below the product bar are several letters and/or numbers. The numbers and letters in the middle is your paint code.
No, not if you value your car. You want a car paint business whose expertise is generating original manufacturer ("OEM") paint colors, for Civic makes and models.
A good paint business will not have auto touch up paint stored for your 6-year old car. If they did the paint would not be good anymore.
Only a very few select auto paint companies exist with the expensive state-of-the-art facilities needed to precisely manufacture OEM paint color for your Civic.
Our highly recommended Honda paint supplier is MicroFinish Automotive Touchup. The company has the capacity to create an exact color match with the original paint color of your car, high quality of paint, and reasonable prices.
Use in a well ventilated area - preferably outside. Paint is a flammable and toxic substance. Treat it with respect.
User primer, basecoat, and then clear coat on top. Auto paint is like other paint, it should go on top of a layer of primer. The third layer, clearcoat, helps ensure a color match and shine to match the one Honda used when your Civic was new.
The same process applies for paint pens: primer, "regular" paint (basecoat) and then clear coat. This will also help ensure no rust can develop in the repaired area.