It would be a shame to redo the paint job. I acid dipped and etch primered the frame before I handed it off to a friend of mine who is a pretty renowned artist and told him to "go nuts" and he did not disappoint. The pictures do not show it well but he literally laid 24 karat gold leaf and did this wild paint job on top. I didnt really care for it at first but it really grew on me. I could not imagine covering it up now. It really does look much better in person.