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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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How to Estimate the Cost of Interior House Painting

I’m always asked about how to estimate interior painting. It’s one of the biggest questions I get. People just starting a painting business, or even people who have been in business for a while, all seem to get hung up on writing a painting estimate. But it doesn’t need to be hard to come up […]

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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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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!

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