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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Faux Painting

Estimated startup costs: $1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $35,000-$60,000
Faux painting generally refers to a decorative style of painting that simulates other materials, such as wallpaper, plaster, wood, and marble. There are many different styles of faux painting, which has grown in popularity in the last two decades since it is easier and cheaper to apply than wallpaper and far more versatile. Whereas wallpaper requires hours for removal, faux-painted surfaces can be changed with minimal wall preparation and priming.
Faux painters earn significantly more per hour than a regular house painter, since their work is more time consuming and specialized. Skill levels range from the beginner (usually a homeowner taking on a ...

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