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How To Start A Painting Business For Indoor Or Outdoor House Painting

Updated on October 15, 2010

Since we are experiencing a financial crisis, one cannot help but think of other ways to earn money to supplement the income they already have. Investing in a business they can call their own is the method and path many individuals, couples and teams are doing to bring in extra money. One such method of earning extra money is starting a painting business.

The benefit of starting a painting business is that even in hard times, there is a desire for this service. It is an inexpensive investment homeowners can do to increase the sale price of their house if they are trying to sell, and it gives overall aesthetic beauty to a home even just for family's that are looking for a change and to increase the visual appeal of their house.

Start a house painting business
Start a house painting business

Starting A Painting Business Can Be Very Profitable

If you want to Start a painting business, be aware this is not an easy task, but it doesn't have to be overly complicated. Like with many small businesses now having success in their local communities, many started small, with limited resources and capital. The best company for those struggling and finding it necessary to bring in more income should choose a service or product to offer that requires little start up capital and investment.

If you are considering starting painting business, it is important to have some understanding of how this kind of business trade works. Consult with business and personal contacts and get feedback concerning what they would be looking for if they were hiring a professional painting business. Then, try and consult with some painting business owners to find out if they can lead you in any positive directions to get the very best start with your own company. Many are not going to give out painting trade secrets, but they can help you to get o the right track and tell you if there are any specific permits or licenses you will need. Your state business licensing department can also help with this and may be an even better resource.

Earn Extra Money On The Weekends

Make your house painting business fit your lifestyle. Be aware that it can take years before a business can be run just by employees and managers. You may have to get in and do much of the work yourself. This can be tiring and stressful especially if you are already used to long hours and work.

For the house painting business trade, you may want to take a few classes at the community college or consult the home improvement store. You would be surprised how much help the home improvement store can be not just in helping to pick out the right tools and paint, but to offers resources for painting tips and tricks. These home stores also many times offer classes or group instruction.


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      pell-city-paint 8 years ago from Pell City Alabama USA

      Nice hub, I just made one for my painting business and was keen to see what else was out there for painting topics. You are quite right in many ways.