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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. >>Click Here to Download Our Exact Estimating Formulas

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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? Before You Keep Reading, Click Here to Get Your Business Startup Checklist 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 […]

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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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Home interior – How Much Does it Cost to Paint?

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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Get More Painting Business Sales – 3 Strategies

Running a business is difficult. It becomes even more of a challenge as it grows beyond just a few employees working on a referral basis. One of the biggest struggles is how to get more painting business sales to help expand your operation beyond 6-figures. Some of the obstacles that prevent a business from keeping it’s […]

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[Tyler] How Much Does it Cost to Paint a House?

Painting costs vary greatly depending a lot of factors: the type of painting that is being done, the materials being used, the current condition of the surfaces being painted, how many coats are needed, etc. >>Click Here to Download Our Exact Estimating Formulas

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Million Dollar Painting Company – 3 Easy Tips on How to Build it

During our time in the painting industry, we’ve encountered hundreds of business owners that want to know the secrets behind building a million dollar painting company. So we decided to sit down and figure out the general business characteristics that made the greatest impact on our ability to grow up to & beyond a million […]

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Estimate Exterior Paint Jobs – A How to Guide

When you’re just starting out, figuring out how to estimate exterior paint jobs 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 exterior paint jobs. Most of them can just look at a house […]

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Grow Your Painting Business – Double Your Revenue Every Year

Learning how to estimate is important for running a painting business… but what is even more important, is knowing HOW to consistently grow your painting business. I started Foothills Painting in 2010 knocking on doors and offering free estimates. I did just a few jobs in the fall to make enough money to live thru the […]

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Professional Painting Proposal – How to Use One to Boost Your Sales

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. To Get a Copy of the Contract/Proposal We Use for Our Customers, […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Paint a House Exterior?

Get 3 Free Painting Quotes Select Project TypeExterior Painting-Whole HouseExterior Painting-Trim/ShuttersInterior Painting-1 room or lessInterior Painting-2 rooms or morePaint or Stain-Deck/Fence/PorchCommercialOtherI’m a Painter 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 […]

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Free Painting Leads: How to Get Your First Jobs for Free

I want to show you how to get free painting leads. But before we go over that, I wanted to share what makes being an entrepreneur so amazing. I love being an entrepreneur because I create my own income. Do you want to start your own painting company? Click Here to Get Your Business Startup […]

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Home Advisor Pro Reviews – 2019 – 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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