Had a bash at rendering the paint-like effect out. Looks good, a touch too 'thin' and not gloopy enough like paint but I think I know the settings that can change that effect. Rule 1 of Fluids, the Maya Help File is INCREDIBLY helpful, pretty much explains every little nuance, sometimes it's a bit difficult to understand but a lot of tutorials rarely explain what each parameter does, more like 'just change this abstract setting here and now it looks brilliant!' Slowly, I'm learning though. I shall keep pressing on.