I have a lot of people ask me about my paint party business on a daily basis. I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my experiences so far in the business of painting.
When did I start?
I started my business in 2012 out of my home. I went down to the City of Reno and applied for a business license. It was the first that the City of Reno had heard of a mobile paint party.
How did I come up with the idea?
Honestly I paint so much that I thought it would be a fun way to share it with people. I also was running a professional blog at the time and I wanted to make more money being that I was a stay at home mom.
What was your first party?
My first paint party was a free party I hosted for family and friends. I invited over a bunch of people to my parents house and we painted lemons. It was fun to see my business in action and I loved getting feedback.
Do you have repeat customers?
Yes. Harrah’s Reno has been very kind to me. They are a great group to work for.
Have you ever spilled paint at a house?
Cross my fingers…NO. Most of my clients are adults and so they seem to be very careful but I keep thinking it will happen one day!
Has anything crazy ever happened?
I have been pretty lucky so far….but here are a few that come to mind.
We had some tables on the lawn…and right in the middle of painting, the sprinklers went off under the tables. Everyone grabbed their paintings and ran…
I showed up to a party and right as I was getting out of my car, it began to flash flood. I had to wait about a half an hour to get anything out of my car. Luckily the party going on inside was a lot of fun and no one cared.
Where have you had parties?
A sorority, many houses, back yards, garages, churches, a crossfit gym, apartment clubhouses, casinos, a park….I have been all over.
What is your favorite painting?
Gosh…I’ve done so many. I really like the Emerald Bay painting. I love Tahoe and it is fun to paint a place you’ve been before.
What’s the best thing about going to paint parties?
I love meeting new people. We always have a great time!
How long will you do paint parties?
As long as I want to…maybe forever!