Made by Painters for Painters

The tools to run your business profitably:

  • Calculate the true cost of your employees.
  • Simple to use & Australian based support.
  • My tools is a suite of products made for painters.

What clients say about us

  • I have been learning first hand many of the things you talk about in the book, like the effect that good presentation has on giving the customer confidence in you, it’s great to have that book as a bit of a reference when I'm thinking about ways to improve what I'm doing.

    Jarad Ellison Victoria
  • I recommend Jim as a fantastic contact for self-employed painters in Australia. Jim's software programs are excellent tools for knowing your numbers, and also recommend his book "How to be a really successful painter". Jim speaks from experience in the field so his business advice is especially useful.

    Rohan Calvert Men in White Painting
  • Jim has the drive and passion for his industry and his driving force is to develop and share programs and services to improve the industry. If you are able to interact with Jim it will only benefit your business.

    Stuart Macfarlan National Sales Manager Parchem Construction Supplies
  • Jim has designed and implemented a fantastic program to help trades people operate their business in a more profitable way. Jim has been very helpful to our organization and I would highly recommend Jim and his program to all trades people.

    Colin Thompson
  • Jim is a leader in small business in the construction industry. He is generous with his time and mentoring skills; and has created many innovative software systems for estimating and marketing.

    Daniel Wurm Construction Industry E-learning Consultant
  • I have read Jim's book and distributed to customers and friends. Painters who have been in the industry for 30 years or more still had eureka moments through reading the book. Jim has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is very pleasant to deal with.

    Paul Hallahan Regional Sales Manager Dulux Group Trade Paints NZ
  • Jim is a leader in the Paint and Decorating industry. He is always looking at innovative and creative ways to help both his own business as well as the overall industry. Jim acts as a mentor and a coach and has developed many apprentices over his years in business.

    Phil White General Manager Dulux Group Australia

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MyTools Features:

My Hourly Rate Calculator

Learn how to accurately price your job so you know just how much you’re going to net on a job with no chance of losing money again. Business how it was meant to be.


Built by a painter for painters! This wasn’t designed by rocket scientists and technical geeks. Simple to use with all the tutorials you will need to get started in minutes.


On the job, at the hardware store or in the office. Keep your finger on the pulse with mobile access to your most important business info when you need it most.

Paint Estimating Guide 

Stop guessing and use the right tools to know exactly how to price a job and exactly how much you’re going to earn when it’s done.

Learn More

Jim’s book has helped thousands of painters globally from USA to Fiji and Australia. Highly recommended by Dulux Australia, Master Painters Association and TAFE colleges, if you want to grow your business, you need this material.

Business Training

The National Institute of Painting and Decorating has developed on-line courses for the painting industry. These courses have been developed by qualified trainers and are supported by leading manufacturers and RTOs.

Now you can learn while you earn! Rainy day? Quiet week? Study at your own pace with fun, engaging multi-media videos, animation and quizzes to test your knowledge. I will assist and help you complete the course and be available for any questions you may have. They are compatible with any PC, lap-top, smart-phone or Mac with internet connection.

Advanced Estimating for Painters

Financial Management for Painters

Marketing a Painting Business

Starting a Painting Business

Painting Contractor Business Management

My Hourly Rate Calculator

No matter what trade or size your business may be, this program will tell you how much you need to be earning (down to the hour) to cover its regular outgoings. So don’t go by what someone else is charging; know your own costs, as this will help you maintain a healthy profitable business.

$37.90 per year

Paint Estimating Guide

Available in Australian, British and American versions. With an easy to navigate interface, this guide is simple to use and gives accurate quotes every time. You can customise your spread rates, times and paint costs for any business. Your new guide will break down the total estimate by time, cost and material cost of each substrate, making re-quoting a breeze when clients change their mind. Developed by a veteran painter with over 50 years experience, for painters.

$420 / one time payment

50 years a house painter

This book contains 36 topics of industry related knowledge and information which will help you in the way you operate your business.
Topics under headings of; Business Checklist, Staff, Marketing and Sourcing Customers, Professional Behavior, Successful Operation and Looking Ahead. Highly recommended by Jason Osborn, Dulux Business Development Executive as; ‘A very easy interesting read, that combines industry facts and great topics.’


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Download Jim’s highly successful “How to become a really successful painter” book for free and also receive 10 FREE marketing and reporting templates you can use to help grow your business today, these are the same documents Jim has been refining for decades.

How To Become A Really Successful Painter

This book has helped thousands of painters globally from USA to Fiji and Australia. Highly reccomended by Dulux Australia, Master Painters Association and TAFE colleges, if you want to grow your business, you need this material.