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Why Start a Painting Business?

In 2010 it was time for me to start my own business. I had just graduated from college after working with another painting company for the last 6 years where I trained other students on all of the aspects of running a painting business. It was a no brainer for me – I KNEW I […]

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How to Start a Painting Business From Scratch

Want to learn how to start a painting business without having much money? Here’s how I got started and how you can do the same: I started my painting company in 2010 with $200, and in 2014 we sold over $1,000,000 in house painting. Over the last 10 years I’ve helped hundreds of others start a painting business. […]

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How to Bid or Estimate Paint Jobs

Coming up with the right price for painting a house is important. For most people, this is a big concern, and rightly so. If you estimate too low, you don’t make money. If you estimate too high, you don’t get the job. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to estimate. Will you mess […]

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Marketing 101: How to Get Painting Customers

There are a lot of marketing services and in this video I review a few of them. This is just a small introduction to marketing and the basics of marketing you painting company. I have a word of caution about marketing. One of the biggest mistakes I see painters making is judging a marketing service […]

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How to Subcontract Work

Subcontracting is just a way to hire a professional painter to work for you. Why do that? Consider the alternative – hiring painters. You can post an ad to find a painter – someone who is looking for employment, for a job. Sometimes they are looking for something long-term, sometimes they are looking for some […]

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Be Great at Sales

This is a video from our 2014 Sales & Marketing Training. Every January we hold a sales and marketing training for all of our sales reps – new and old. The purpose of this training is to train and retrain. We make adjustments to our systems every year, and people get rusty. This is a […]

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How to Identify a Bad Sales System

There are plenty of actions a business owner can take every day to boost business. A common fallback when revenue is low is to increase the amount spent on marketing & lead generation. It makes sense. More advertising should generate more leads, which should lead to more revenue. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, […]

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What Do I Need to Start My Own Painting Company?

Most people who visit this site want answers to the very simple question: What do I need to start my own painting company? We get a lot of emails asking about types of equipment, how many employees, and how much experience is required to actually get a profitable painting business up and running. Our answers […]

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Estimating a House Exterior

Estimating is a big concern of everyone that opens their own painting business. And that’s understandable. Get it too low, and you lose money on a job. Get it too high, and you lose a sale. For some, it can be tempting to use price as a bargaining chip with their customer, especially if price […]

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Home Advisor Pro Reviews – 2018-A What You Should Know Before Signing Up

A serious focus of any painting business owner, is where to get the next sale. A popular choice for those who are just beginning to look into lead services is Home Advisor Pro. But, in recent years, Home Advisor Pro has caught a lot of attention due to alleged claims of unfair treatment towards their […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Paint a Home Interior?

Looking to revitalize your home interior? One of the simplest and most profound ways to transform how a room feels is to change the color – best part is, it can be done in a weekend! But it’s easy to forget little details about painting rooms, especially if you keep a day job doing that […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Paint a House Exterior?

For most people, a home is the most important investment they’ll ever make. Whether you’re in it for the opportunity to resell at a later date, or you want a place to call your own, taking care of that investment becomes an ongoing (and often expensive) task. Many homeowners, aiming to increase curb appeal, choose […]

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Confidently Advertising You Are Not a Cheap Painter

Confidently Advertising You Are Not a Cheap Painter If you’re wondering why you should take the stance of “Not being a cheap painter,” head on over to this article. If you’re ready to learn how to approach such a bold advertising strategy, then look no further. In this article we’ll be covering exactly that. In […]

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5 Main Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Market Yourself as a Cheap Painter

5 Main Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Market Yourself as a Cheap Painter While reviewing paint companies in my area, and a bit beyond, I noticed a trend. So many companies focused on price. In a way, it makes sense. Painting a house is an expensive ordeal. Statistics show that the average family in the United […]

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Why NOT to Buy a Painting Franchise

If you are thinking of buying a painting franchise, stop right now. I’m going to break down the fundamental problems with buying a painting franchise, and the alternative options you have to start a painting company. This is based on my experience growing a multi-state, multi-million-dollar painting business where we considered becoming a franchise but […]

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HomeAdvisor Pro – Reviews and Complaints

If you run a painting company, or any home service business, you’ve probably heard of HomeAdvisor Pro – a site that connects homeowners with professionals. I’ve worked with HomeAdvisor on and off for several years, and have hundreds of customers who have used their services and given me feedback. In this article, I’m going to […]

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