Southpaws guide to painting a gun. Step 1: preparations! This is the most important step. Remove the mag and any chambered rounds. It is vital that you tape off the mag well and barrel tip as the paint will mess up the inner barrel otherwise. You will want to wipe down your gun remove all dust, dirt, sticker residue etc. remove all items you wish not to be painted. then tape all items that cannot be removed. Step 2: prepare painting station. Cover with newspaper etc in my case I had spare rolled paper laying around. Your gonna wanna tape that down Step 3: double check your item list. Make sure all parts of gun are covered that you do not wish to paint. Step 3b: make sure you have your paint, your stencils and whatever other tools before you begin. Step 4: begin. Pick up the base coat color and apply gently in a sweeping motion. (At least 4 to 6 inches away from gun) and it should come out like this Step 5: WAIT PATIENTLY!!! Go watch tv or play a round of call of duty or something to occupy your time for 30mins - 1hour while your paint drys ( this is crucial that your base coat hardens onto the gun to prevent flaking and cracking later) Next steps will be edited on as I am doing this as we speak.