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Best Painting Franchises To Buy in 2021

Nothing improves the look of a room faster than a fresh coat of paint. With more Americans home now than ever, now could be the time to invest in a painting franchise.

With the $500 billion home improvement industry experiencing a boom during the pandemic, buying a painting franchise looks like a sound investment. With remote working the new normal and high unemployment levels, people are starting to notice little splotches in their paint jobs and looking to have them fixed. 

Some of the benefits of this category include a relatively low cost of entry and a large target audience. Whether you’re interested in opening a franchise specialized in inside or outside painting there is sure to be a brand that piques your interest. 

Here are some of the best painting franchises to buy:

360 Painting

CertaPro Painters

  • Startup costs: $133,000-$170,000
  • Units: 373

Five Star Painting

  • Startup costs: $74,700-$184,250
  • Unis: 203

Fresh Coat*

  • Startup costs: $54,000-$77,000
  • Units: 158

Color World House Painting

  • Startup costs: $83,910-$166,850
  • Units: 86

Wow 1 Day Painting

  • Startup costs: $67,000-$130,000
  • Units: 53


  • Startup costs: $71,000-$134,000
  • Units: 23

America’s Color Consultants

  • Startup costs: $15,000-$45,000
  • Units: 5

Klappenberg & Son

  • Startup costs: $72,000-$105,000
  • Units: 3

LIME Painting

  • Startup costs: $90,000-$115,000
  • Units: 3

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.