A new year is upon us so, like most, you’re probably reflecting on the past 12 months & thinking of the things you would like to accomplish during the next. If you’re a homeowner, this list probably includes a few home improvement projects & interior painting should be one of them! Interior painting can be used to create atmosphere inside the home & can give your house an instant facelift. So, should you tackle the task yourself or should you hire someone with more experience? When recruiting someone to update one of your most important assets, there are a few things you’ll want to know to make sure you get spectacular results. Here are some favorable questions to ask to help you decide if you should hire or acquire… your own paint brushes!


Three Important Questions to Ask a Painting Contractor:


1. Is your business registered & insured?

This is the most important question to ask. Charleston, SC has a number of extraordinary painting contractors, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding one who is registered, & fully insured, in South Carolina. Hiring someone under the table, or completing the task yourself, can be extremely risky (and frustrating). Plus, the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your contractor has a good reputation & financial backing should any accidents occur is priceless!


2. Do you have references I can contact?

Collect the names of at least three clients that your contractor has served within the past year or perform a web search query for written reviews. What has been said about the company’s timeliness, professionalism, how final costs compared to the estimate, & so on? This should help you determine if investing in a painting contractor would be worthwhile.  Will this company allow you to have a less stressful experience? Or will they make you wish you had just completed the project yourself?


3. May I see pictures of your past work?

If you really want an idea of what you’ll be getting from different painting companies, it’s okay to ask for evidence. Many Charleston, SC contractors keep portfolios of their work & would be happy to show off what they have done. Seeing examples of quality work will help you decide on the best fit for your home painting project.


Call Team Lail-Chambers When You’re Ready to Upgrade Your Home!

In the end, deciding on a contractor for any update to your home should be handled with careful consideration. Painting is a relatively easy update with dramatic results, & asking the questions above can make the decision process much simpler. Then again, if you’re ready for a different kind of upgrade, one that involves moving boxes & a change of address, Team Lail-Chambers can help you with all of your home buying & selling needs! Our experienced realty professionals, led by Bob Chambers & Pheobe Lail-Chambers, are ready to help you make a seamless transition into your new home. Contact us today, & let us help you find the perfect Charleston, South Carolina home.