Can I ask why you are repainting? The whole process of factory painting is far better quality than you can get in any shop. They negatively charge the paint and positively charge all of the body parts to create better adhesion, then bake parts until they are dry...
You can get a great looking paint job at a good body shop, but it will never be as durable and long-lasting as factory.
Indeed... Many shops have the capability of doing everything that is done at the factory, with the charging of the paint and car, and the the baking. The difference is that a lot of shops will have higher quality spray equipment, use higher quality paint, and generally put more time effort and care into their work. On the other hand, Earl Shibe will paint your car dirt cheap, and you'll get what you pay for. If you're going to do a resurface/refinish on your car, do you research and find a good shop. Expect to pay premium for it, unless you don't care about the quality of the work.
i beg to differ...a competent shop can give you better paint jobs that the factory.