Giving the interior of your Minneapolis home a facelift is a perfect project for our cold winter months. While this can be a DIY project, hiring an interior painting company can help you put your feet up as a professional painter does the heavy lifting. If you’re ready to hire a professional, you may be wondering what questions to ask before hiring the right contractor. We’ve got you covered with our 6 questions to ask when hiring your interior painter.
How long have they been in business?
When it comes to trusting your living space to an outside contractor, you’ll want to make sure they’ve been around the block a time or two. Look for interior painters who have been in business at least 5 years and who have the experience you can trust.
Do they use subcontractors?
Many home remodeling and updating contractors will use subcontractors to get the job done. However, you’re not hiring or interviewing the subcontractors who can be unskilled and possibly unprofessional when it comes to painting. You’re best best is to hire a company doing the work themselves.
Do they offer a warranty on their work?
Be sure to ask your potential professional painter if they offer a warranty on labor and materials just in case something goes wrong after the job is finished. While you’re asking, be sure to confirm they are fully insured when working on your home as well.
How much wall preparation is included in their estimate?
Before signing on the dotted line, find out how much wall prep their estimate includes. You’ll want to look for a contractor who includes full wall preparation. A lack of wall prep can results in premature peeling and cracking later.
Do they have a work portfolio?
Good interior painters will have pictures of their past work in the form of a portfolio. Request to see previous pictures of their work. Be sure to look for clean cut lines where different colors meet, especially in corners.
Can they provide references?
Experienced interior painters will be able to provide references when requested. A great practice is to call 1-2 of their references to ask about their experience.
If you’re ready to start your interior painting project, DiWhy Exteriors is ready to help. You can get started with a free estimate where we can answer any questions you may have about our interior painting process.