Hello! For the obvious reason I’ve found more time to spend/waste on youtube. I stumbled upon this painter called Martin Grey who runs a painting/repair studio called ETOE (http://www.etoe.de) The videos are entertaining on their own and I like the guy’s presenting style. I’m also a little tempted to try painting a bike frame off the back of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsD3E0b6mko
Pros: Most materials easily available in Europe and reasonably priced, even including a paint suit and spray mask (reasonably priced compared to say, swanky wheels).
Cons: Two days of sanding; bye bye fingerprints. (Not in this video but in others) You either need a ventilated spray booth, or outdoor space after it rains to get the dust out of the air for best results; spraying indoors is a considerable explosion risk . Obviously it looks a lot easier than it is, this guy is an expert with years of experience.
Anyway, have you tried painting a bike? What was the outcome?