It is difficult to make a business successful, but the painting industry has challenges of its own. You need to be aware of some ground basics when you start-up your painting business. You may think that paint companies may not require much start-up capital - and depending on certain matters, you may be right. You will need some capital for basic necessities like painting tools like brushes and ladders. You may think you can use the same brush for multiple things but remember that getting the right colour shades that your client requires will take specific tools and expertise. Paint companies also need to keep track of their incomes and expenses, so you want to use a basic laptop to keep track of them. You can also use it for other purposes like writing bid proposals, advertising, and transactions using credit cards and for paying your employees.