March 26, 2018

Finding, prepping and painting a piece of furniture is the easy part!  Many furniture painters find selling their pieces the real challenge.  Utilizing the internet and social media for selling can be a big boost to small businesses.

Not all sites are created...

March 21, 2018

"It's a dog eat dog world!"

Maybe this is true in some businesses but I don't think it rings true with furniture painters.  

We are a collective... different ages, colors, sizes - just like the furniture pieces we paint.  We come from all walks of life and have varying...

February 27, 2018

Tracking mileage for your furniture painting business is a great tax deduction as a business expense. The standard rate for 2017 is 53.5 cents per mile for a car, van, pickup truck or panel truck.  This is a serious deduction.  It doesn't take very many miles for the d...

February 25, 2018

Living in the 4th largest metropolitan area in the UnitedStates offers many opportunities to furniture painting business owners! But, there are also a few challenges.  We found when we purchased a pick up truck and offered the service of delivery to our customers our b...

January 28, 2018

What is "hand painted" furniture?

It's turning an ordinary dresser, table, hutch, or other piece of nondescript furniture into an exclamation point! 

But really, why should you buy hand painted furniture?

Here are a few reasons to explain why this wonderful deco...

January 16, 2018

If you want to sell that beautiful piece you just painted, you need to show it off!  Staging is important. You need to showcase your piece to it’s best advantage to get the best price for it. 

Give a professional appearance to your business by caring enough to stag...

January 8, 2018

I often see furniture painters become frustrated about having a room full of painted pieces that aren't selling. There are many solid reasons for a down-turn in sales such as seasonal trends, disasters, and even saturation of the market.  But, we also need to take a lo...

January 6, 2018

Time is money! Having an organized workspace saves you time and in turn will save you money.  

Not every furniture painter has the luxury of having a nice big workshop for painting.  Many of us have to work in small available spaces.  Even those who have to do their pai...

December 26, 2017

People with goals generally succeed because they know where they're going!

But don't make the common mistakes of;

-making too many

-making them too big to achieve

-not writing them down

-not being specific

Think "SMARTER";

  • S specific (The goal has to have clear details.)


December 13, 2017

One of the best ways to get exposure for your furniture painting business is to have a Facebook business page. 

Not only will having this page gain your business worldwide exposure, it can be a very good retail source. Many furniture painters have found great success in...

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