No I havent painted much this would be my first time really painting something. I used spray paint that did not have gloss in it, flat. I painted all the main parts which took about 3 days with a cupple coats of paint. Then I added a clear coat to give it a shiny look. Trust me all spraypainting needs is patients. My firiend did a mod and it turned out good but he had to redo it because he was worried and kept adding paint until he blobbed it. Also work in a garge so there is no wind its easier.

ps: My friend yoused a gloss paint and it messed up, it like put ripples in the parts. I think it anly happens when you move the parts so make sure you have a stable place to paint and I recomend rust-oleum its a grate spraypaint company.