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Before you paint your John Deere equipment, read this.

Before you paint your John Deere equipment, read this.
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Having difficulty deciding what paint to buy for your John Deere equipment? In this blog, we will be clearing up some of the confusion surrounding the different types of John Deere paint available on the market today.


Many people unfortunately make mistakes when purchasing John Deere paint, and this is partly due to the differences between the paints not always being explained adequately at the parts counter during purchase. That's why we're going to take a closer look below.




The Paint Caps


First, let's examine the caps on the four different types of paints. The John Deere Ag and Turf Green paint and John Deere Classic Green paint are both green paints, but the Ag and Turf sometimes has a black cap. Because of this, the cap color is not always a true indicator of the actual color of the paint. The Ag and Turf Yellow and the Construction Yellow are typically pretty different in shade, but it's still beneficial to double-check the name of the paint when purchasing it to avoid taking home the wrong one.



Which Green is Best?


The most common confusion people face when it comes to John Deere paint is which green to purchase their equipment. As you can see, on the left, we have the Ag and Turf Green, and on the right, we have the Classic Green paint. The two are notably different in shade, so which do you need? Many people come into the store thinking that they need Classic Green for their equipment, but there is a huge difference between the Ag and Turf Green and Classic Green aside from just the shade.


The Classic Green was used on all John Deere equipment up to 1989. In 1989, John Deere decided to make a change to a slightly different shade of green, and that's when the John Deere Ag and Turf Green came into effect. So, all equipment from 1989 on will feature the Ag and Turf Green.


As stated above, there is a difference in the shade between the two greens, which we have demonstrated in the image below. After the two paints dried, it's obvious the Classic Green is a little darker and has a slightly duller tone. In contrast, the Ag and Turf Green is just a touch brighter and has a little bit more pop to it.



And the Yellow Paint?


On the yellow side, there tends to be less confusion. The Ag and Turf Yellow has stayed consistent throughout the years, but you might also see Construction Yellow on the store shelves. Note that these two paints are for entirely different equipment types, and as seen below, the colors are obviously two different shades. That said, it's still a good idea to pay attention to their labels when purchasing to make sure you're getting the right one. Additionally, you may sometimes stumble on a paint primer with a cap color that's very similar to the Construction Yellow, so it's essential to double-check the label.





In conclusion, finding the right John Deere paint can be confusing, but taking a little extra time to look beyond the cap color and read the label can save you a lot of trouble down the road. If you have questions about any of the information above or are just more of a visual learner, head over to our YouTube channel and watch our video (also attached below)! Leave a comment or question and receive a personal reply from Brent, our resident John Deere expert. Be sure to subscribe and thanks for reading!