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How to Start a Successful Painting Business In the Philippines

 How to Start a Successful Painting Business In the Philippines

Do you know you can start a painting business in the Philippines and make money? Yes, you read that well. If you have a great passion for starting a career in the painting industry, then this article is for you.

For many Philippines, painting a house sounds like a burden, while for a few, it’s fun; it’s their passion and their way of earning money through this career.

But, you may ask, is painting a profitable business to start in the Philippines?, the ultimate answer is a big YES.

Painting is one of the oldest and most noble professions that has ever existed in the Philippines and the world at large. It’s the only career that doesn’t require a college degree. It’s the only business that anyone can start and scale with good marketing skills. Painting is one of the only businesses in the Philippines you can start at a low cost.

In this article, we are going to take you on a step-by-step guide on how to start a successful painting business in the Philippines.

How to Start a Successful Painting Business In the Philippines

Steps to Take

Step 1: Research your business

Every business ideas in life always start through research. This also applies to starting a painting business in the Philippines. You must first carry out feasibility studies to understand how the painters or business operations.

Ask, questions, and seek answers to your questions. Know that the way a business might operate in Manila might not be the same as Recodo.

Step 2: Decide your painting niche

The painting industry is not as complex as only business sectors, but it's not alone, it's also decided into two major branches or substitutes. In the Philippines, we can break it down to residential painting (house painting) and commercial painting (Painting of office buildings).

To be successful in the painting business here in the Philippines, you need to decide which branch of the painting you want to specialize in.

Both residential and commercial painting are profitable and have different sets of customer targets. If you are a professional painter, with a license, you can decide to venture into commercial painting. But if you are just starting or entering the painting business for the first time, you can begin as a residential painter.

Step 3: Identify potential competitors

Every small business has its competitors in life. This is the same with the painting industry. To be successful in this business, you will need to identify all your potential competitors.

In your, business jotter, list all potential competitors in your area, identify which niche they specialize in, observe how they operate, who are their customers, h0w to they get their customers, where are they located within the city, how much they charge their customers, what is are their strength and weaknesses etc.

Having answers to all the above-listed questions will be a good start towards planning to be successful.

Step 4: Choose your business name

After careful study of all your potential competitors in your city or neighbourhood, the next crucial step you will need to take is to choose a good business name for the new enterprise you want to establish.

Make sure you pick a name that is unique and catchy to your business. Select a name that people can easily remember after using your services or seeing your advertisement.

 Step 5: Write a Business Plan

Every business we see today started on the paperwork. You must do paperwork if you want to be successful in the painting business here in the Philippines.

Writing a business plan doesn’t imply you hire a consultant, you can do the business plan on your own.

However, in this business plan, make sure you have the detail of where you want to start your business, who are going to be your customers, how much will you charge them, how will you promote your business, and what materials will you need at work and where will you buy them etc.

Step 6: Get the skills needed

You will need to upgrade your painting skills if you know deep down there is a lot for you to know. If you have no experience, you should work with someone who does to gain experience and skills. With the internet at your disposal, you can also have the required skills by watching other professional painters on YouTube such as The Idaho Painter. He is a professional painter and has a series of great videos which you can watch and gain skills and experience.


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Step 7: Buy all necessary tools and equipment

Here are some basic tools you will need to have as a professional painter: Brushes, Rollers, Painter’s tape, Drop cloths, Protective gear, Sponges, Ladder, Paint trays etc.

The good news is that the painting business does not require lots of tools and equipment.

And also, you do not necessarily need to buy new tools and equipment. Even with already-used tools, you can still kick-start your business operations.

However, if you are a call to operate at far distances across the city away from your street, you will need to have a car, or a truck to help you with the transportation of your tools and equipment.

Step 8: Promote your business

You don’t need to worry much; this is the internet age, all you is a basic well-design website to market and promote your business. Get a custom domain name and host your website. Write content related to painting to drive traffic to your site.

Also, regularly post the before and after of a successful project so that potential customers can appreciate your hand work on your website, social media pages etc.

Traditionally, you can also design a beautiful signboard and put it in front of your home or office space. This method also works very well.

You can also promote your business through the use of business cards which you will regularly share with people you meet in church, in business, in seminars etc.

Last, resort, talk to family members, close friends and neighbours about your services. Also, provide special discount to some people.


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Step 9: Partner with Others

The last step towards starting a successful painting business in the Philippines is to learn to partner with others. For example, if you are into residential painting, you can work hand in hand with others in your niche or even out of your niche.

Not time will you be in good health, but during this trial moment, you can refer a customer to your business partner and they can also do the same to you.

More so, the partnership helps both businesses to grow stronger.

Final Remarks

The painting business is a very fun thing to start; it’s a very profitable business niche. It’s one of the only businesses in the Philippines that require no certificate.

With great passion and a desire to succeed, you can make lots of money out of this business.

Also, have a business card, and network with others in the same industry, this will result in massive growth and success in your painting business here in the Philippines.