How to Start a House Painting Business

House painting is quite a profitable and satisfying career option if one is looking to earn an honest living. If house painting is what you are interested in, you have clicked upon just the right web page.

The requirements of starting a house painting business are galore:

Skills Required:

One does not need a college degree to start a thriving house painting business. All one requires is some basic training in house painting as well as know-how of running a business. Anyone who can put in a little bit of physical exertion and has the enthusiasm can start up a house painting business and rake in the dollars. Age and gender do not come as a barrier as long as the person is fit and able to work long hours.

Flexibility:

Starting a house painting business offers the flexibility of working full time as a career or part-time to augment one’s income. The flexibility this profession offers is such that one may work only a few days in a week and yet gain financial freedom.

Startup Costs:

Starting up a house painting business does not require infusion of huge amounts of capital or a large infrastructure. One can start up with as little as $2000 and operate from one’s home as well. Expensive office space and furniture requirements do not really make sense for a house painting business where one is offering one’s personal skills only.

Equipment Required:

One does not need very sophisticated equipment for starting a house painting business. You can start off with a few brushes and some rollers to launch your business. More expensive equipment can be acquired once your business really kicks off well. As you build your business and start getting in larger orders you can think of upgrading the equipment.

Identifying the target audience:

The market for house painting business consists of all those who want colorful and aesthetic interiors. This could include homeowners, business people who operate out of offices, factory owners etc. You could place ads in the local newspaper offering your house painting services. Or else tie up with an estate agent who can refer your service to prospective homeowners looking to renovate their property. With the increasing popularity of the web, one can also advertise services offered online and reach out to a larger target audience. Advertising in magazines and interior designing trade journals could also be a great idea.

The residential repainting segment is one of the easiest and most lucrative segments. Houses need to be repainted at regular intervals and hence this segment is perpetual and insatiable. As long as there are houses and paint goes up the wall, there will be business galore to keep you occupied and help you make money.

Gaining Experience:

Practice makes a person perfect. This holds true especially for the house painting business. Painting on different types of surfaces, buildings and using varied paints will give you the requisite experience to hone your skills and literally ‘make your mark’ in the house painting business.

There is a lot of satisfaction both monetarily as well as non-monetarily in the business of house painting as this business. All the best!

8 Comments

  • andy said on March 12, 2009
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  • P.Krishnamurthy said on January 16, 2012
    Dear Sir, I am an engineer having 23 years experience in construction industry. Now i planned to start House painting business.please send the details of the followings.
    1. Where can i purchase paints painting materials in bulk with good quality at lower rates.
    2. How much investment need to invest.
    3. Can import the paints.
    4. If yes, where i have to contact
    Thanks and regards, Pkrishnamurthy. 9600052713
  • nathan sharp said on April 3, 2012
    Melbourne, how can I cut costs of materials like paint, tools etc? & also save time on the job? What advice would you give about employing a young guy to help ? thanks Nathan
  • deepak said on April 28, 2013
    I have std painting business but i didnot get sites regularly. So it get difficult to arrange painters. Give me suggestion .
  • aquarius painting said on February 13, 2014
    I just start my business in painting houses residential and commercial s.c Bluffton and hilton head island contact me for a free estimate thank you. 8433385259
  • rakesh said on June 26, 2014
    i want to start painting business but i have to problem in cost calculation of site please tell me
  • marco said on May 4, 2016
    Hi i am marco from had painting i am looking for good advertising abut my job in more customer if u can let me know for help 0401319402

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