How to Paint Wheels Remember when you are following the process below, make sure you take every safety precaution to avoid problems and stay safe. All painting should be done in a well ventilated area. Painting outside is usually ideal, but if it is excessively windy, dusty, or raining outside, painting can be done in your garage with the doors open. Especially when using the heavy-duty cleaners, you should wear eye protection and gloves to avoid irritation, but it’s not a bad idea to wear these throughout the entire process. What you will need: -Dawn or other grease cutting soap -TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate) -Clean Towel -Primer (Enamel) -Your choice of color* (Enamel) -Clear gloss* (Enamel) -Electrical tape [preferred, other tapes work] -220 grit wet-sand paper -600 grit wet-sand paper -1000 grit wet-sand paper -Container for water *For best results, use Rustoleum Wheel paints, found at most automotive stores (I found mine at Autozone).