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Why Is a Website Essential for Painters? To Attract Ideal Customers

October 25th, 2017

For more and more businesses, their customers are discovering them in an online search.  While word-of-mouth remains a powerful source of referrals, this is also true for many painters.  In part, this is because a paint job advertises itself – when people see that a neighbor’s house has been painted and they like the look, they’ll ask who painted it and if the company was affordable and easy to work with.

While this does make physical advertising (such as yard signs) important, it doesn’t mean that a website isn’t essential to attract your ideal customers.  While it’s true that people may learn about your company from a friend or neighbor, that doesn’t mean that they’re going to know how to reach you.  It also doesn’t mean that they’ll pick up the phone and call right away, and it doesn’t mean they won’t want to see how you’ve done on other jobs.

A well-designed website addresses all of these needs. Because it searches well, you’ll be found not only by people looking for you by name, but also by people who are searching for painters in your area.  It will have your contact information right at the top of your site, so you’ll be easy to reach even if the potential customer wasn’t able to get your number from their friend or neighbor.

The website will also have an appointment request at the top of the page – this is an easy way for a customer to send you an email asking about a job without having to call you. Many customers just don’t love talking on the phone – and this is great for painters too, because you probably don’t like being on the phone either if you’re trying to finish a job.

Finally, the best performing websites will have recent reviews and pictures of recent jobs right on the website.  This lets customers know that their neighbor wasn’t the only person who had a good experience – you have plenty of happy customers who just hired you recently.  Your ideal customers, the highest-paying customers, will understand that a busy painter with a history of happy customers is going to charge a little more than other painters.  Your ideal customers will be happy to pay a little more for a reliable, experienced painter that can provide a hassle-free experience.

Are you getting your ideal customers?

To learn how ProPainter Websites can help you get better customers, call us at 855.385.1134 or email us at

Meticulous Services 4U LLC | Painting and Power Washing!

October 25th, 2017

In the Sumter, South Carolina area is a pro painter that exceeds expectations when it comes to painting projects. Meticulous Service 4U LLC is a Sumter painting contractor that makes sure that they listen to the project that needs to be done and complete it to near perfection. Their work is outstanding. They can help your house with a fresh coat of paint or even clean off the grit and grime with power washing.

Trust Precise Image Painting with your next job in Kansas City!

October 24th, 2017

Call Precise Image Painting for a quote on your next job today at 816-612-7798. We are an Independence painting contractor that has been in business since 1999 and have an A+ rating with the BBB as well as numerous testimonials from our satisfied clients. We provide the Greater Kansas City Area with professional painting services including: Interior Painting, Crown and Base Molding Painting, Cabinet Refinishing, Texture Spraying, Help Selecting Paints, Commercial Apartment Building Painting, Exterior Painting, Power Washing, Deck Refinishing, and Gutter Cleaning.

How Important is Google My Business for Painting Contractors?

October 20th, 2017

In a word – extremely.

Being found online is one of the most effective ways for painting contractors to bring in new customers and/or secure better paying jobs. Unfortunately, there’s not just one thing you need to do to be found when potential customers search for painters, there’s multiple things. However, one thing you definitely want to be sure you do is to claim and build out your Google My Business profile.

Google My Business is the business profile that shows up on the right side of the screen on a desktop or laptop computer when you do a search for a business. It also appears within the search results on a smartphone and on Google Maps. Here’s an example:

MacKenzie Painting Greensboro

Claiming and managing your Google My Business profile is free, and it has been proven to affect your search results. Businesses with fully-completed Google My Business profiles will most often search better than their competitors that have not completed their Google My Business profile.

So what do you need to do to maximize your profile:

  • If you haven’t already, claim your business at
  • Fill out as many of the fields as you can on the profile – hours, phone number and website are particularly important. You want to be sure they match your listings on other digital properties.
  • You’ve got two options for your address. If you have a storefront or have an officially listed office at your home, you can include the address. However, most painters will get more benefit from having Google consider you as a service-area business and to be able to include your entire service area. For more information on how to do that, go to the Service-area businesses on Google web page.
  • Choose the category that best fits your business. There are not a lot of options here. There is not an official Painting Contractor category but there is General Contractor. Painter may be the most appropriate category. This is important because what you specifically search well for will be affected by your category.
  • Add as many photos as you can. And keep adding them over time. Google likes this because it shows you are an active business owner.
  • Encourage your customers to review your work on Google. Those reviews will be included directly on your Google My Business profile, as you can see in the above example. Respond to those reviews. Thank those who give positive reviews. Handle negative reviews diplomatically.
  • If you’ve got time, start to use Posts. Posts are a new feature Google rolled out for Google My Business in June. You can now post something on your profile for a week. You may want to post info about a special you are having, seasonal advice or even congratulations to a pee-wee softball team you are sponsoring that got a big win. You can access posts on your Google My Business account.

A strong Google My Business profile will help your website rise in the search rankings. It will also help you pop up in the map area when potential customers search for painters in your area. If you have not yet claimed your Google My Business profile, or are not using it to its fullest potential, today is the time to start.

To learn more about how ProPainter Websites can help you attract new customers, call us at 1-855-385-1134 or email us at

Covered Contracting | We’ve Got You Covered!

October 19th, 2017

Covered Contracting alleviates the stress off your next project. They work on everything from interior and exterior painting, power washing, drywall, popcorn ceiling and much more. They are the business to call with your home. With friendly customer service they complete quality work in a reasonable time frame. So if you are in the Austin, Texas area call 512-580-4131 today and see how they can help you!

MG Painting and Power Washing | Professional Painting Services in Raleigh!

October 19th, 2017

MG Painting and Power Washing is the business to look to for any house service needs. If your porch is dirty from the seasonal pollen, or your walls need a fresh coat of paint then call Marvin at 919-417-1396! His services include power washing, painting interiors and exteriors! He will make sure that the job is done to your satisfaction. He works out of the Clayton North Carolina area and services the Raleigh area.

Serving the Triad Area

October 19th, 2017

Juarez Paint Company  works closely with our customers in Burlington, Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheboro, Mt. Airy and neighboring areas to ensure satisfaction. We offer services that include residential painting, commercial painting, interior painting, exterior painting, and more.  If you are looking for one of the best painting contractors in the Triad area, call us today at 336-362-2830. We’ll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

Painting Contractor Online Education Resources

October 11th, 2017

One great way to grow your business is to learn from experienced painters and business owners who have been successful and are willing to share some of what they’ve learned.  There are a number of places you can go to find this help, including industry magazines, associations, and even online forums.  In most cases, a big portion of the information is provided at no cost at all!  Here are three great painting contractor online education resources where you can learn more about running a painting business.

American Painting Contractor
This magazine is aimed at painting contractors, and is a great source to learn more about paint and about running a painting business.  They provide educational resources via video, podcast and traditional text-based articles. Here are a couple of recent articles on improving your painting company’s marketing efforts:

PDCA The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
This group has supported painters since 1884, and remains the primary painting contractor trade association.  Over 2,000 contractors are members, and membership provides networking opportunities as well as training on best practices and new products from industry experts.  While a membership costs $399, many of their resources don’t require a membership.  Their PaintED webinars, for instance, are available even if you aren’t a member.

The PaintTalk forums are full of other painting contractors who trade tips and advice on the best way to handle jobs.  If you’re trying to decide what equipment to purchase or how to handle a job that is presenting an unusual challenge, or even if you’re looking for marketing and sales advice, the PaintTalk forums are a great place to get some quick feedback.

To learn how ProPainter Websites can help your painting business become more profitable, call us at 855-385-1134 or email us at

Six Signs That a Painting Contractor Website Provider Won’t Deliver

October 4th, 2017

Unfortunately, the web-design industry is full of companies that promise the world and deliver nothing. Click here for six signs that you might be getting ready to get scammed.