I painted my whole system back in 94'. The case, keyboard, mouse, and even the monitor. I took apart everything and was very exact with the masking tape (we're talking razor blades and tweezers). Anyways, I painted everything in textured granite with a base coat of black. After that, I gave it 3-4 coats of clear coat (satin) to protect it. It held up very well without any problems. I cleaned it about every 2-4 weeks. The thing you have to remember is with gloss you have to worry about fingerprints all the time, unless you don't mind wiping it down all the time. I hope my 2 cents helped.