Prep and PaintOnce the body panels are straight, it's time to seal the body in catalyzed primer, prepare the car for paint, and finally, paint the car. Again, there are some specialized tools needed to perform these tasks: a paint gun, masking tape, and paper. A paint booth is also nice, but most of us don't have one at our home shop. While a paint booth is a great way to reduce overspray and provides a clean environment to paint in, we've also seen some nice paint jobs that were performed outside, or in improvised paint booths made from plastic sheeting and 2x4 boards. Experienced painters will tell you, however, that it's not the booth so much as the way the paint is applied that determines the quality of a paint job, and experience is the key. If you aren't sure about painting your car yourself, you can always perform the bodywork and then pay a paint shop to shoot the car.