EDITOR’S NOTE: We have decreed April as “paint month” here at OnAllCylinders. As such, we’ve worked with the folks at Summit Racing to create a series of video guides for DIY automotive paint. These are not how-to videos–we’ll have a few of those for you in the coming months. These videos are designed to help you make wise choices as you gather paint, primer, and supplies for your project.

Think of this video as a checklist.

In this Quick Flicks video, you’ll get a rundown of the accessories you’ll want on-hand for a professional-looking paint job. We’re not talking about the main tools you’ll be using–paint guns and abrasives will be covered in a separate post. Rather, this post will cover the things you may not immediately think about but will definitely need. Things like:

Unsure of how much paint and primer you actually need to buy? Use this Paint Volume Guide from Summit Racing’s tech experts.

Check out the video for the full rundown.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.