So you want to make the transition from amateur DIY to becoming a professional painter or decorator. Well if you are good with your hands and can provide a reliable and consistent service then setting up your own business could be the way forward. In this article we will take you through the ins and outs of setting up a painting and decorating business.

Step 1

The first step is to make sure that you have the skills and experience to be able to undertake either residential or commercial work. This is where experience really plays a key part and we would strongly advise that before setting up on your own you try and get experience working for an established company. Not only will you be able to learn the skills needed for the trade but you will also gain valuable on-site experience.

Step 2

Once you have the experience you can now start to think about setting up on your own and becoming a self-employed painter or decorator. While commercial jobs

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