You can get good paint work from SOME Maacos depending on who they have working there and your relationship with them. I had a Town Car painted there that I stripped and mostly prepped myself and it turned out very well for the price. The materials Maaco uses are not bad. Outdoor painting is bullshit. If you have a garage you can set up for painting, with a blower at one end sucking and air filtered coming in at the other, a clean floor and clean walls, you can do a good job at home. If you are only doing one, it's way cheaper to have it done. I knew the first one I did would be a disaster so I offered to paint a Dodge Neon this pizza delivery guy had for free for the practice. I had access to surplus paint from TWA when the KC overhaul base was largely idled, so he had a choice, white or red. It turned out halfass, but the original paint was coming off in chunks, so he did not complain. I had painted guitars and lacquered furniture before but never a car. My second effort was my Land rover and it turned out pretty good. But henceforth I'm farming it out to a guy up here who is one of those survivalist-anti-system types who will do a good job for $400 so long as it is cash, plus materials.