Friends Reunite to take Painting Business by Storm




Our Toronto franchise partners were recently featured on, an online publication that focuses on the Greater Toronto area. The article was written by Izabela Jaroszynski.

Brent Sharpless doesn't believe in the messy side of painting a house.

"Painting doesn't have to be a big chore that drags on for weeks," he said.

Imagine coming home from work to find a freshly painted kitchen and a bouquet of flowers sitting on the counter. No sign of tarps, paint cans or crusted-over green tape.

That's the type of service Sharpless believes everyone desires. In fact, he is banking on it.

Sharpless and two of his closest friends, Simon Hermant and Hugh McKee, are the new owners of Toronto's first WOW 1 DAY! Painting franchise. As the name promises, nearly all painting contracts are started and completed in just one day.

The concept for the franchise began in Vancouver with Brian Scudamore, founder of 1-800-Got-Junk? and has spread throughout the country, revolutionizing the painting industry.

"How the industry worked is to put two painters on one house for two weeks and these two guys would have work for those two weeks," Sharpless said.

The WOW 1 DAY! Painting model takes a corporate approach to painting, he said. Each painting project is broken into components and a large crew is deployed to do a big job in just a few hours. [continue reading]

Read the full article here - Childhood friends reunite to take painting business by storm