Painting with a Twist startup costs

How much can you expect to pay to open your own Painting with a Twist studio? Our Item 7 lays it all out for you.

One of the biggest advantages of joining a franchise system like Painting with a Twist is that we’ve already worked out so many of the details that can overwhelm new business owners. We have preferred vendors for supplies, and we already know the best square footage and ideal locations that have proven successful in the past with our studios, so we help guide you through the site selection process.

The typical initial investment to start a Painting with a Twist studio ranges from $120,500 to $260,000, as provided in Item 7 of our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which details Painting with a Twist startup costs. The startup costs range is broad because expenses can vary greatly depending on where your market is, what local real estate costs are and the permitting and licensing regulations in your town.

In order to qualify as a Painting with a Twist candidate, you must have liquid assets of $80,000 and a net worth of at least $200,000. Details of your Painting with a Twist startup costs are broken out below:

Startup costs

TypeLow High
Initial Fee$25,000$25,000
Real Estate Lease for Premises - 2 months and Dep$4,500$17,000
Grand Opening Advertising$3,500$3,500
Training Expenses--
Travel & Living Expenses while Training$3,000$6,000
Insurance$1,500$3,500
Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment $12,000$25,000
Other Prepaid Expenses, such as Deposits, Licenses and Various Permits$1,000$3,500
Opening Inventory$3,000$5,000
Signage $4,000$8,000
Leaseholder Improvements$30,000$90,000
Architectural Fees$2,000$5,000
Computer Hardware & Software$2,000$4,000
Legal, Accounting & Organizational Costs$2,000$8,000
Additional Funds$25,000$40,000
Design Fee$1,000$1,500
Liquor License$1,000$15,000
TOTAL$120,500 $260,000

For all notes related to our item 7, please complete the form below to receive a copy of our Business Model eBook where all item 7 details can be found, alongside the revenue figures from our item 19, as displayed in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)