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Starting a Painting Business

A Big Canvas and a Big Opportunity

See why so many entrepreneurs choose a Five Star Painting® franchise

Starting your own painting business can be an exciting venture, but it can often come with challenges. You are responsible for marketing and business development responsibilities which many startup entrepreneurs underestimate the amount of time required.

Still, owning your own painting business can result in professional freedom and a lifetime of personal rewards. The painting industry generally experiences consistent growth1. And with interior and exterior job opportunities available in residential and commercial buildings, painting allows for year-round revenue opportunities in virtually unlimited markets.

So, where do you begin? You can either do it yourself or consider owning a Five Star Painting franchise that provides a range of benefits you may find are precisely what you need.


Why Five Star Painting?

Start Your Franchise with Strength

Five Star Painting is focused on becoming the world's best painting company by transforming lives and spaces through the use of color.

When you start a painting business with Five Star Painting, many obstacles facing do-it-yourself upstart painters disappear. As a new franchise business owner, you now have people to rely on. That means you have more time to grow your business and more time for your personal life. Five Star Painting's comprehensive support, vendor relationships, and national reputation make it all possible.

Our franchise system provides benefits that you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

The Five Star Way

  • Integrated digital-centered marketing and operations support
  • National reputation for excellence in the trusted Neighborly® franchise system
  • Simple startup and low overhead; no initial office space necessary
  • Work-life balance within easy reach, due to schedule flexibility
  • Highly scalable model with great potential
  • ProTradeNet® vendor buying power with the biggest names in paint
  • Designated territory in a values-based network that feels like family

A History of Award-Winning Performance

Five Star Painting is consistently recognized as one of the premier franchises in the home services industry.

  • 240+ franchises in U.S. and Canada
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500®
  • Franchise Times® Top 200 
  • Franchise Business Review Rockstar Award
  • Franchise Business Review Satisfaction Award Hall of Fame for 10 years named in Top 200

What We Do

World-Class Marketing and Support

Our franchise owners are our top priority

We understand feeling secure in your business means being prepared, so we make sure to provide the information, tools, and resources you need. Not only will you have a dedicated Sure Start Consultant who will guide you through the opening of your Five Star Painting franchise, once you are set up, you will have a dedicated Franchise Business Coach.

Our ultimate goal is to help you succeed

To do that, we provide you access to ongoing training and support in the following areas:

  • Setting up office systems and day-to-day operations
  • Technology training, including operation of our software systems
  • Education in the Five Star Painting business systems, culture, and leadership development
  • Tested marketing systems, local marketing consulting, and access to marketing collateral
  • Finance management and business strategy
  • Ongoing training and development

Preferred Vendor Discounts

At Five Star Painting, as part of Neighborly, we are excited to offer franchise owners the opportunity for membership in our preferred vendor discount and rebate program. ProTradeNet® is an asset that greatly differentiates us from our competitors. With the power of this program, we can offer supplies and products to our franchise owners at discounted prices not available to independent business owners. In addition, we offer a rebate program, which has resulted in millions of annual rebates systemwide.

Regional and National Conferences

Five Star Painting and Neighborly offer regional and national conferences to allow franchisees to gather, share and learn together. There's nothing quite as valuable as franchise owners talking and sharing success stories with each other. In addition, every year, the home office provides training on best practices and highlights emerging trends and new technologies.

Why The Painting Industry?

Industry research firm, IBIS World, predicts that continued expansion in the housing market, along with renewed growth in the nonresidential construction market, will likely drive steady growth in the painting industry over the coming years. In addition, overall economic growth is expected to help the commercial construction and industrial markets regain strength, boosting the need for painters for retail and office buildings. 

"The Consumer Confidence Index is forecast to increase over the five years to 2026 as the overall economy recovers. As a result, increasing demand for painters from residential construction is expected to drive industry revenue growth over the next five years. "IBIS World 2021

By the Numbers – Painting Industry

Market Size in 20201

$37 billion

Growth in 20211


Number of Businesses1


Industry Employment 20211:



Ideal Franchise Owner

You Want a Relatively Low-Cost Franchise in a High Demand Industry?

Then take a closer look at the painting business.

If you have been searching for a franchise opportunity with minimal training requirements, relatively low startup costs, and that serves an industry with consistent consumer demand, look no further than the painting industry.

While many home service industries require advanced technical skills, higher-level education, and expensive equipment to get started, joining the painting industry is a relatively low-pressure endeavor for a soon-to-be franchisee.

And with a Five Star Painting franchise, you won't be holding the brush or climbing on scaffolding. Instead, our unique and established approach where our franchise owners contract the painting work to reputable, established painters allows you to remain focused on growing your business.

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The System

The Five Star Way

A Unique Path to a Successful Painting Business

You’ll likely encounter many options when opening your own painting business or growing your current one. To build success and achieve a more balanced lifestyle, you’ll need an exceptional set of tools. Five Star Painting®’s supportive franchise system will help you secure the time, freedom, and possibilities you’ve been looking for — all wrapped up in one painting service franchise opportunity.

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