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Painters in the US: Market Research Report

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Painters Market Research Report | NAICS 23832 | Feb 2017

A fresh coat: Pent-up demand and strong housing construction activity will increase revenue

IBISWorld’s Painters market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Higher corporate profit levels and rising consumer spending will increase demand for industry services
  • Low interest rates boosted demand for new commercial space, aiding revenue
  • Opportunities in the home improvement segment are anticipated to increase sharply
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the steady recovery and the subsequent expansion in the housing market has significantly increased demand for industry services, as the residential market accounts for half of industry revenue. As key downstream construction markets gained momentum, activity in the Painters industry also increased. Moving forward, a healthy expansion in the housing market, along with increased spending on home improvements, will continue to drive steady growth for the industry. In addition, overall economic growth will also help the commercial construction and industrial markets regain strength, boosting the need for painters in retail and office buildings... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The small-scale and localized nature of operations of the Painters industry results in a geographically dispersed structure that generally corresponds to the distribution of population and economic activity throughout America.


The Southeast region accounts for about 22.8% of industry establishments, compared with 25.6% of the total US population. Though the region includes Florida, which boasts a highly active housing market and 9.2% of all industry establishments, the industry’s presence in the region is disproportionate to its share of the population. Exterior painting is less common in the Southeast because brick and vinyl siding is typically used as exterior cladding, rather than a paintable material. Bri.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Painters Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Painters Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to change which market the firm operates in
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Painters industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Painters Industry?

    This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in interior or exterior painting, as well as interior wall covering. The painting and wall-covering work performed includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. Establishments in this industry perform activities ranging from bridge and ship painting to paint and wall-covering removal.

    Industry Products
    General residential paintingGeneral nonresidential paintingPaper hanging, wall covering and removalNonbuilding painting
    Industry Activities
    Bridge paintingPainting buildings or other structures Paper hanging Spray painting buildings or other structures Wall papering House paintingRustproofing (except automotive)Paint and wallpaper removalWhitewashing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Local and state government investment
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Current Performance
  • Recovery in downstream demand
  • Behind market expansion
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • An expanding housing sector
  • Nonbuilding and nonresidential markets
  • Profit and industry structure
  • Table: Painters Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Painters Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction
  • Heavy Infrastructure Construction
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufactured Home Wholesaling
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Paint Wholesaling
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • General residential painting
  • Nonbuilding painting
  • General nonresidential painting
  • Other
  • Paper hanging, wall covering and removal
  • Chart: Painters Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Residential building market
  • Nonresidential building and property market
  • Engineering infrastructure construction market
  • Other factors influencing demand for painting and wall-covering services
  • Major Markets
  • Residential building
  • Nonbuilding
  • Commercial building
  • Manufacturing building
  • Institutional building
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Painters Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Painters
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Painters Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Painters Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Painters Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Housing Starts (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers who complete tasks and projects on their own that would generally be outsourced to a business or service provider, for example, home renovations and wedding planning.
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Paint products mainly used for coating industrial items such as structural steel and chemical plants. These products typically have greater chemical resistance and dry faster than typical paints.
  • Thinner
  • A substance used to reduce paint thickness. Water is the thinner used in acrylic (latex) paints. Turpentine is the thinner for enamel or oil-based paints.
  • Timber Cladding
  • The exterior wood veneer used to protect a structure and enhance its appearance. It can be treated or left untreated, depending on the wood's durability.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Painters market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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