Welcome to the '000s! Sounds a little high, I though paint was going for about $125/gal, but it's been a couple of months since I last priced paint so it may have gone up that much. Thank your local EPA for the uncontrolled spiraling cost of paint. The Ferderal Government's goal is to eliminate car painting by anyone but government controlled shops. The way they are doing it is forcing constant reformulation of the product forcing the paint manufacturers to drive the price out of the range of the common ward of the state. This is the new Amerika. We won the cold war and are losing the peace to our own government!