A painting contractor invoice is a statement requesting payment for a paint job, whether it be a large commercial painting job or smaller tasks. Attach this invoice when making a bid or after completing a job.
A painting contractor is a company or individual that bids on available painting jobs in their local market and may specialize in different building varieties, such as residential or commercial. While a painter may be available for hire for a lesser rate, painting contractors typically have a proven track record and many years of experience. Some states may have different requirements, but most painting contractors need to be licensed and insured within their state.
Almost every state has some type of requirement in order to legally work as a painting contractor. Moreover, each state has a threshold on the cost of a painting job—if the cost exceeds the state’s limit, a painter must be registered with the state or have a painting contractor’s license to take the job. It should be noted that if you are a homeowner and are not paying anyone else to help you, you do not need a license to paint your own house.
Getting a painting contractor’s license also varies by state. Here is what’s generally needed to start your painting business:
- Have at least one (1) year’s worth of experience working under another painting contractor;
- Pass a written exam;
- Acquire insurance (which isn’t cheap). This serves two (2) purposes as it protects the business and the property owner from liability if any injuries occur to the sub-contractors working on a painting job.
- Salary: $38,940/yr
- Hourly Rate: $18.72/hr
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)