Has anyone successfully added painting as a service to their pressure washing business? It seems like half of the washing jobs we do could use some type of painting whether it is for a building, flat surface or line striping.

This would be mostly for commercial, but I am sure it would work for residential too. I wonder what kind of hourly rates a painter can get in comparison to a pressure washer? I assume the painters would be lower, but they would not have all the overhead associated with the equipment.

This could really help offer the customer a full service restoration rather than just a cleaning. So many times I have to tell customers their stuff is just oxidized, or too far gone for us to wash it and get a good result.

We successfully got out of the painting business about 10 years ago! lol The money was great but reliable labor was tough in my area. I only hired experienced guys and paid them really well, but reliability was an issue at times. Overall, I decided managing the cleaning biz was simpler and dropped the painting over time.

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I successfully dropped my painting as well, wont go back to it, what a PITA

Better to “team up” (network) with a really good painter. He send you OW work, you send him painting work. You’ll both stay busy.

Atlas Services
Exterior Cleaning Specialists
North Carolina

That’s exactly what we do and it works great. Stuck to what yah know and be a pro

Britton Emerson
Emerson Exteriors