Painting Business Pro Articles

Welcome to Painting Business Pro, the best online resource for running a successful painting business. Check out the articles below, and check back often for updates. To be notified about all new articles and videos, subscribe here.

Mike Quit His Job, Started a Painting Business, Grew to $1 Million in 2 years

I want to tell you the story about how Mike went from working 40 hours per week, hating his job to working less than 30 hours per week, growing his income, and running a business… and loving it. …. and it only took him 3 months to quit his job and grow his income …. […]

Continue Reading

How to Build Your Painting Website & Get Ranked on Google

Over the last 4 years, I’ve done a lot of different stuff with my Foothills Painting website. I made some mistakes. I lost some money. I made some shitty websites. I’ve learned along the way, and I’m going to teach you the lessons I have learned. In 2010, Foothills Painting started and my roommate was […]

Continue Reading

Why People Spend $1,000,000 on a McDonalds Franchise – and How it Can Help Your Painting Business

A McDonald’s franchise cost $1,000,000 to start… give or take a few hundred thousand. Why would anyone risk that kind of money? Because it is not a risk. When is the last time you saw a McDonald’s with a “closed” or “out of business” sign? Probably never. If you go into a McDonald’s anywhere in […]

Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions

Any questions about the course, go here or contact me. How do you bid or estimate a job? Do you have an estimating system? I have estimating standards that I use to come up with the total number of hours and total gallons of paint that a job will take. Once I know the hours […]

Continue Reading

How to Create a Professional Painting Proposal

Creating a professional painting proposal is a simple thing you can do, that will immediately set you apart from some of your competition. This is one of the easiest ways to win more business while putting in about the same amount of effort. And any time you can get more with the same amount of […]

Continue Reading

How Much Does It Cost to Paint a House?

Need painting estimates for your home project? Use Painter Choice to get 3 estimates from qualified painting contractors. Compare quotes & find the best painter. Get Quotes Painting costs vary greatly depending on a number of factors: the type of painting that is being done; the materials being used; the current condition of the surfaces […]

Continue Reading

Painting Company Names: What to Name Your Painting Business

Since you can’t register your painting business (one of the first steps to start a painting company) without a name for the business, you need to settle on a name for your painting company fast. Your name is an important part of your business, but sometimes settling on a name is not easy. If you’re […]

Continue Reading

Painting Leads: Marketing a Painting Business

There are a lot of options out there for marketing your painting company to get more painting leads and painting customers. Some companies provide an excellent service, and others don’t work so well. This is an overview of some services available… but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Have something to add or want […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

How to Estimate Exterior Paint Jobs

When you’re just starting out, estimating a job can look very complicated. However, if you talk to a seasoned painter, someone who has been in the business a long time, they’ll tell you how easy it is to estimate exteriors. Most of them can just look at a house and tell you what the price […]

Continue Reading


View All Articles


About Me

I’m Eric Barstow, creator of Painting Business Pro, founder of National Painting Group & Foothills Painting, Co-Owner of Painter Choice. I’m disrupting the painting industry, and helping thousands of painters start or improve their businesses. I love what I do!

Painting Business Pro Course

Get ALL of my Painting Business Systems!

Learn More

Painter Choice: Painting Leads

Get painting customers sent directly to your phone and email with Painter Choice.

Apply Now
50% Complete

What email should I send this to?


Submit