How long has your business been open?
MudPaint began in 2014
Tell us how you got started?
MudPaint was created by an artist and furniture painter looking for a more durable paint line with better adhesion and a matte finish. Since that time, we have been focused on spreading the word about MudPaint - to wholesalers and direct to painters - while growing and still keeping our amazing quality of paint.
How long have you been carrying Zibra brushes? What is your best selling Zibra brush?
We've been carrying Zibra brushes for 2-3 years. Our best-selling Zibra brush is the Palm Pro Cut-in. We've found Zibra to be an amazing product and have a great support and sales team. We love the community that Zibra has built and how they continually give back to the furniture painting community.
What products do you sell (other than Zibra)?
We have 32 standard colors, with seasonal colors on rotation. We also carry an amazing top coat and a variety of finishing waxes; SurfPrep RAD PADS and fun MudPaint merch!
What is 1 unique thing about your business?
Do we get two? :) Amazing paint and a commitment to be 100% customer-focused
What advice do you have for someone starting out as a small business owner?
Don't get discouraged and don't take short cuts.
Do you have any successful online merchandising tips to share?
Aim for good product photos, an easy, navigable site and gathering customer reviews. Online customers rely on photos and the testimony of other shoppers when making purchasing decisions.
If you weren’t a small business owner, what would you be doing for a profession?
Working to become a small business owner!