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Five Star Painting


Since 2005, Five Star Painting has transformed tens of thousands of homes with quality painting service and a splash of color. One of the best parts of the business? No painting experience is required. That’s because the established model is designed to run smoothly with subcontractors – professional painters who own their own businesses. Now with nearly 200 franchise owners they’ve become one of North America’s leading painting services brands.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$74,700 - $184,250
Franchise fee
Offers Financing
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a Five Star Painting Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Professional painting franchise serving both residential & commercial customers, from homes to hospitals
  • Handles both interior and exterior painting jobs, resulting in all-season revenue potential
  • Five Star Painting benefits from inclusion in the Neighborly family of services brands, one of the world's most successful franchise portfolios

How does it make money?

  • Customers pay Five Star Painting franchisees fees for contracted painting services
  • Commercial services include painting contracts for schools and colleges, gyms, medical facilities, industrial spaces, and real estate companies
  • Residential services include projects for every room of the house as well as exterior jobs like garage floor painting, fence and deck panting, and pressure washing

Who is it for?

  • People who would enjoy a hands-on services business that calls for daily customer and employee interaction
  • Painting experience is not necessary, and franchisees can open a brand new painting business or convert an existing painting business into a Five Star Painting franchise
  • Those looking for a brand that is part of a family of home services concepts, allowing for cross-marketing with fellow franchise owners

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Oversee a crew that assesses customer requirements, generates job pricing estimates, and performs painting services
  • Manage marketing and daily operations of your painting business, from following up with prospective customers, to hiring and training employees, to managing your equipment and paint supplies


Paint Your Future with a Different Brush. Own a Five Star Painting® Franchise.

With our established business model and uncompromising commitment to quality, we put the power in your hands to secure the time, freedom and possibilities that have been missing from your life. We’ll provide you with the expertise of a seasoned team, extensive training and support, and powerful brand backing to help you achieve the lifestyle you deserve.

Executive Ownership Model. No ladders or rollers for you. You’re the boss. You make the schedules and decisions, you vet and hire subcontractors, you run the business.

Operational Simplicity. We’ve streamlined every aspect of our model to make it accessible and simple for nearly anyone – even without painting experience.1

Improved Work/Life Balance. A family-friendly work week and a flexible schedule with no late-night or emergency work, and an opportunity to be more hands-off down the road.

Take Advantage of a Spectrum of Business Benefits

You’re here because you’re looking for something new. Something better. A way to ensure a brighter and more colorful future for yourself and your family long into retirement. Five Star Painting offers a path to that future.

• NO EMPLOYEES NECESSARY TO START - Our model is designed to run smoothly on subcontracted labor, which means that initially, you won’t have to deal with hiring and managing a full-time team.

• NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - An added benefit of the extreme simplicity of our model, you can leave the brushes and rollers to the subcontractors you hire. Even if some states require a license, you’re not required to paint.

• POWERFUL VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS - Get specialized training and exclusive buying power with some of the biggest names in paint while benefiting from discounts and rebates from ProTradeNet.

• SMALL FOOTPRINT - Five Star Painting is a mobile business, so you can work from virtually anywhere with no initial office space required and minimal overhead.

We’ll Help You Get Your Painting Business Going

Everyone within our tight-knit community of franchise owners benefits from the world-class training, operations and support systems Neighborly helps us provide.

Streamlined Training Process. Our Sure Start program takes you through classroom-style and hands-on business, sales and marketing training and much more.

Powerful Back-Office Technology. Simplify your day-to-day duties with all-in-one business management software for job estimates, tracking leads, advice on leadership and more.

Finding Your Subcontractors. Take advantage of an easy-to-use, third-party hiring and onboarding platform and continuous learning programs to help you find professional painters who’ll get the job done right.

Neighborly Brand Power. Stand out from the competition through your association with the most prominent brands in home services and unmatched strength in local and national print and digital marketing.

Continuous Hands-On Support. Get ongoing training and guidance from a network of other accomplished Five Star Painting franchise owners and a seasoned Franchise Business Coach dedicated to your success.

Bring a Splash of Color to Your Community

The Five Star Painting franchise opportunity designed to suit hardworking people from nearly any professional background. It’s a chance to make a positive impact on your life and the lives of those around you, from the customers whose homes need a fresh coat of paint to the professional painters you hire. Your own dedication, drive and desire can make or break your business — so you’ve got to be focused, motivated and hardworking to give yourself the best shot at success. Helping people spruce up their homes with new and refreshing color is an intimate and rewarding line of work, and the passion it takes to see that just can’t be taught.

What it means to be Neighborly

Neighborly is the guiding force behind the world’s largest and fastest-growing family of premier home services brands. Nearly 1 million customers worldwide have been proudly served by a Neighborly brand every year.

With the largest national home services customer base in the industry, our franchise owners can cross-market to customers of the other Neighborly brands in their area.

Our more than 38 years of experience in the home services and franchise industries have empowered a growing network of like-minded entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams of business ownership and a more flexible lifestyle with our 22 award-winning brands. From plumbers to painters and everything in between, no one knows the Home Service Industry better than Neighborly.

Improve Your Lifestyle One Color at a Time

There are still protected territories available in markets nationwide – but they’re selling quickly.

1. Painting Services licensure may be required by some states or municipalities. 



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