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Painting John Deere Equipment

Painting John Deere Equipment
June 27, 2023 Aidan

Have you ever thought about giving your John Deere equipment a fresh coat of paint? Painting heavy-duty farm equipment like tractors, balers, and combines can be extremely rewarding. Not only will a new paint job make your equipment look as good as new, but it will also help protect it from the elements and prevent rusting.

Professionally painting John Deere equipment means you can cover your assets with the best spray systems that will withstand the tough work conditions while also creating a barrier from rust-inducing environments.

Article Summary:

Painting your John Deere equipment has some major benefits.

  • Protects the metal from rust and corrosion. Let’s face it, farm equipment takes a beating from the elements. A fresh coat of paint acts as a protective barrier, keeping moisture and oxygen away from the metal.
  • Improves resale value. If you decide to trade in or sell your John Deere in the future, a well-maintained paint job will fetch a higher price. Buyers will see that you’ve kept the equipment in good nick.
  • Customisation. You can paint your John Deere your favourite colour or in your farm’s signature shade. Add stencils, decals or hand-painted details to make it your own.
  • Restoration. For vintage John Deere models, a professional paint job helps bring the equipment back to its original glory. APT Spray Painting can match authentic colours to give your machine an iconic look.

Why Paint Your John Deere Equipment?

Painting your John Deere equipment has some major benefits.
For one, a fresh coat of paint protects the metal from rust and corrosion. Exposure to the elements can do a number on unprotected parts, especially if you live in an area with harsh winters or salty sea air. Paint acts as a shield against water damage and oxidation. This is particularly important with agricultural equipment which comes in contact with the soil regularly. Soil has high mineral content, and when mixed with water that can expedite the corrosion process.
A custom paint job also allows you to personalise your tractor or mower. You can choose a colour to match your farm or business brand, or just a shade you happen to like.
Don’t forget that a new paint finish helps maintain the value of your investment. Well-cared-for equipment will last longer and fetch a higher price if you decide to sell it down the road. Regular washing and waxing, along with touch-up painting as needed, will keep your John Deere looking showroom new for years to come.

Can You Paint John Deere Machinery Different Colours?

Yes, You Can Customise the Colour

John Deere equipment comes standard in the iconic green and yellow colours, but that doesn’t mean you can’t customise the paint job to suit your tastes. Many owners choose to paint their John Deere tractors, lawnmowers, UTVs, and other equipment in their own unique colours.
APT Spray Painting prides itself on using, high-quality, industrial-grade paints and proper painting techniques, that allow us to paint your John Deere machinery in almost any colour you like. We start by thoroughly cleaning and sanding the existing paint.

Then we apply a primer, then the colour coats. For best results, we use paints specifically made for outdoor, machinery and industrial applications. We then finish it all off with a durable sealant which protects your John Deere equipment from scratches, fading and weathering.
Some popular colour choices for repainting John Deere equipment include:

  • Fire engine red
  • Midnight blue
  • Forest green
  • Matte black

While John Deere’s signature green and yellow are iconic, a custom colour on your equipment can make it uniquely your own. With the right prep and materials, you can paint your John Deere machinery to match your farm or business colours, your favourite sports team, or just your favourite shade. A fresh coat of paint may also help extend the life of an older piece of equipment by protecting the metal underneath.
So don’t be afraid to break from tradition—unleash your creativity and paint your John Deere whatever colour you like! A colourful, customised tractor or mower can be a great way to show off your personality.


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Why hire a professional to paint John Deere Equipment

Professional Results

Painting heavy equipment like tractors requires skill and expertise to get professional results. DIY painting often looks uneven, streaky and unprofessional. Professionals have the proper equipment, training and experience to paint your John Deere equipment evenly and attractively. Their work will help maintain your equipment’s value and keep it looking like new for years to come.

Proper Preparation

Preparing the surface is one of the most important steps to a quality paint job. Professionals thoroughly clean, sand, prime and mask your equipment to ensure an ultra-smooth finish. They use high-quality primers and paints designed specifically for heavy-duty equipment. Proper preparation and materials are key to achieving a durable, long-lasting finish.


The final details make all the difference in the overall appearance. Professionals carefully brush or spray on multiple coats of paint, then finish the job by reattaching any components that were removed like wheels, decals or trim. They buff out any imperfections and touch up spots that need it. Professionals have an eye for detail and take pride in a job well done.


Hiring a professional to paint your John Deere equipment saves you a lot of time and hassle. They handle all the work from start to finish while you can carry on with your normal routine. No need to rent equipment, buy supplies or deal with the mess. Professionals make the entire process quick, easy and convenient so you can get back to enjoying your equipment.
In fact, at APT Spray Painting we can return your project within 7-10 business days. That means you don’t have to worry about long wait times. Some of our jobs are completed in as few as 4 business days, meaning you can get your machine back quick-smart.

How 2pack Paint Protects John Deere Equipment

Superior Protection

2pack paint is a two-part polyurethane paint that provides unparalleled protection for your John Deere equipment. Once the activator is added to the paint, a chemical reaction occurs that creates an extremely durable, weather-resistant finish. This type of paint is far more resilient than regular enamel or lacquer paints.
Scratch-resistant: The hardened 2pack paint is highly resistant to scratches, chips, and abrasions. It can withstand rough, heavy-duty use without damage.
Fade-proof: The colour pigments are locked into the paint, so your equipment’s finish will stay bright and vibrant for years. Sun exposure and weathering will not cause it to fade or dull.
Chemical-resistant: 2pack paint stands up well to exposure to fuels, oils, solvents, and other chemicals. It prevents stains and protects from corrosion.
Glossy finish: 2pack paint dries to an attractive high-gloss finish that is easy to clean and helps prevent dirt or debris from sticking to the surface.
2pack paint may require more effort to apply, but the results are well worth it. For the ultimate protection of your John Deere equipment, 2pack paint simply can’t be beat. Its unparalleled durability and weather resistance will keep your equipment looking showroom new for years to come.

John Deere Rust Protection

Prevent Rust

  • To keep your John Deere equipment looking its best, you’ll want to protect it from rust. Rust forms when iron or its alloys, like steel, are exposed to moisture and oxygen in the air.
  • Wash and dry your John Deere thoroughly after each use to remove any dirt or debris where rust can form.
  • Get a professional to apply rust-preventive primer or paint to any bare metal surfaces like scratches or dings in the existing paint. These provide a protective barrier between the metal and the elements.
  • Use a rust inhibitor or rust-preventive spray, especially on high-rust areas like joints, seams, and connections. These sprays displace moisture and leave behind a protective coating.
  • For long-term storage, consider using a rust inhibitor and water-displacing spray, then cover your equipment with a breathable waterproof cover. This helps prevent rust even when your John Deere is not in use for extended periods.
  • Lubricate all grease fittings and pivot points to prevent rust and keep parts moving freely. Wipe away any excess grease to avoid trapping moisture.

By properly cleaning, lubricating and protecting your John Deere equipment after each use, you can help prevent rust from forming and keep your equipment looking showroom new for years to come. Performing regular maintenance and touch-ups as needed will ensure maximum rust protection and a long, useful life for your John Deere


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Bring Your John Deere Machine Into APT Spray Painting

So there you have it, five solid reasons why giving your John Deere equipment a fresh coat of paint should be high on your to-do list this year. A new paint job will make your machinery look as good as new, protect it from the elements, increase its lifespan and resale value, and give your business a professional image. The benefits far outweigh the costs and hassle. What are you waiting for? Get in touch with APT Spray Painting and ask about our painting and refurbishment services. Your machinery, and your business, will thank you for it. A splash of colour can go a long way.