Trying to find the right painting contractor to work in your house can be overwhelming. Before going online to search for the hundreds of companies listed or calling the number on the flyer you got in the mail – the first “contractors” you call are those that have been recommended by friends and family. When doing so, you may come across one that is unlicensed. Their bid might be much lower than those licensed contractors doing the same work. Although it might sound tempting to save money, hiring an unlicensed contractor may cost you more in the long run.