I know firsthand how frustrating it can be to find a quality paint that lasts from a company that prioritizes YOU!

Origins​

After leaving the Army in 2005, I bounced around a few jobs. Everywhere I was employed I saw that customer service from these businesses was lacking.

ford f350 custom door panels

2013

Only $400 to my name, I set out to provide a place for car audio enthusiasts to come to for the best customer service and some of the best quality work in the world. Cande Shop was formed. Cande being an acronym of my name, The C (1st letter of my first name), Ande (the 1st 4 letters of my last name). Carl Anderson’s Shop.

July 2017

I decided I no longer could handle the stress of battling with bigger companies with more buying power. Selling at dealer cost! So I took 2 weeks off, decided to attempt to re-establish myself with custom yeti’s. Armed with spray cans and vinyl I started. Quickly made a name for myself locally and a month later picked up my first paint gun.

4oz bottle of crystal mess crystal paint mask

January 2019

I developed Crystal Mess, a liquid paint mask manufactured in individual batches by myself. This was the start of Cande Shop custom paint refinishing products.

Goals

Our mission is to provide our customers with exceptional products that allow them to express their creativity and achieve stunning finishes. With a strong commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, Cande Shop aims to become a leading name in the custom paint industry.

“We don’t wanna be liked, we wanna be respected”
Antonio Pierce

To Be Liked

  • Follow status-quo
  • Yearly price increases
  • Slowly water down product
  • give away free product to “team members”

To Be Respected

  • Do what’s best for the customer
  • prioritize the customer
  • satisfy the customer
  • hold true to these values

Why Choose Cande Shop?

Fast Shipping

FedEx & USPS shipping options with most orders shipped within 24 hours

Customer Service

Knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions quickly

Innovation

New products regularly pushing the limits of automotive paint

Promotion

Sharing your work on our site & various social media platforms

Award Winning

Countless Car Show Awards For Best Paint

4

Years Making High Quality Paint

500+

Custom Paint Products Designed For Ease of Use & Longevity

A Few Words About​

OUR TEAM

A team that prides themselves on attention to detail, speed & treating you like the most important person in the world.

carl anderson owner of cande shop

Carl Anderson

Founder – CEO

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Jessica Pearson

coo

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Rachel Zain

Marketing Head

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Luise Litt

Lead Developer

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Katrina Bennett

Intern Designer

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Marco Foster

Intern Designer

What is Cande Shop?

Cande Shop is a custom paint manufacturing company dedicated to producing high-quality, innovative automotive and specialty coatings. Our mission is to provide our customers with exceptional products that allow them to express their creativity and achieve stunning finishes. With a strong commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, Cande Shop aims to become a leading name in the custom paint industry.

What kind of products does Cande Shop offer?

Cande Shop offers a wide range of products, including custom paints, flakes, pearls, clearcoats, and other finishing products. These products are available in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes.

What types of surfaces can Cande Shop products be used on?

Cande Shop products can be used on a variety of surfaces, including metal, plastic, fiberglass, and wood.

How do I choose the right Cande Shop products for my project?

Choosing the right Cande Shop products for your project depends on several factors, including the type of surface you are painting, the color and finish you want to achieve, and your skill level. You can consult with Cande Shop’s customer service team or use the resources on this website to help you choose the right products for your project.

What is the difference between Cande Shop’s basecoats and their urethane topcoats?

Cande Shop’s basecoats are color coats that require a clearcoat to provide a protective finish. Urethane topcoats are clearcoats that can be used over Cande Shop’s basecoats to provide a durable, high-gloss finish.

Can I mix different Cande Shop products together?

Yes, you can mix different Cande Shop products together to achieve unique colors and effects. For example, you can mix different Cande Shop paints, flakes, and pearls to create a custom color with a unique texture or sparkle. However, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for mixing and application to ensure the best results. Mixing ratios, application techniques, and drying times may vary depending on the specific products being used. Always test your custom mix on a small area before applying it to the entire surface to ensure that you are happy with the color and finish.

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