Hint: When considering whether or not to ask a company to use a "personality" in their ads, like Lerner and Rowe, DO NOT put it out in the public that you're considering doing that. Leave the public relations to the company you're approaching. Something like that will put your name on the "never call" list immediately. Advertisers want their ads to have a "surprise" element to it to make them unique.
HINT NO 2: Approaching banks who are foreclosing on properties is a good source of painting jobs. Many times, the bank will throw on a fresh coat of paint to make the property look better for sale after the "deadbeats" have moved out. In addition, one who is homeless can make their lives better by "squatting" in the various properties you've painted. Banks hardly EVER charge someone for treapassing in foreclosed properties - there are 3 houses on my block along which have squatters. You can always tell the houses - no electricity during the evening and people around during the day.