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3 Signs That It’s Time To Paint Your Bay Area Home

 3 Signs That It’s Time To Paint Your Bay Area Home

Can you wait another year, or is it time to paint?

This is a common question! After it reaches a certain age, Bay Area homeowners start to eye their exterior paint, wondering if it’s time to invest in a couple fresh coats or if it can wait. Painting is easy to put off, but before you do, take a closer look at these warning signs.

#1: Faded, Cracked, or Bubbly Paint

These are obviously the biggest red flags. The issues will become most apparent on the weather-worn side of your home too, and you might see a little rot start to rear its head around your trim, windowsills, or fascia.

Just remember, paint is a primary protective barrier. Once it fails, your home is much more vulnerable to pests, moisture intrusion, and accelerated decay.

Pro Tip!

Don’t wait until you have full paint failure! It might feel like you’re stretching the value, but you’re actually just creating a bigger, more expensive paint job, and also opening the door to avoidable surface deterioration. Routine maintenance is best, or else a full repaint as soon as your exterior shows signs of wear.

#2: Dry, Crumbling Caulking

Caulking is the unsung hero of your home’s exterior. Really. It fills the gaps and tightens seams, delivering not only a smooth aesthetic but also a strong barrier of protection. Caulk directly contributes to better overall home efficiency, protection from pests, and protection from moisture.

Over time, however, the texture begins to change. Once it grows brittle, it really needs to be cleaned out and reapplied (part of a thorough exterior painting process).

#3: Your Home Needs a Fresh Look!

 3 Signs That It’s Time To Paint Your Bay Area Home

If you’re selling, this is a really big deal. Nothing adds ramps up marketability faster than fresh curb appeal! Or, if we’re talking about your forever home, it can be fun to restore or transform your colors. We’d recommend talking to a color consultant too, if needed, just to make sure you’re taking full advantage of an awesome opportunity. You’d be amazed by what a fresh (and expert) perspective can offer!

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“Just had MB Jessee paint the interior of our house and they did a wonderful job. They tackled some crazy wallpaper as well as painted some very high ceilings and walls. The whole process was quick and they did a great job! We are very pleased. I was also very impressed by the crew. They were very personable, kind and actually took pride in the work they were doing. In one of our conversations with the lead Ricardo, he actually told me he was very proud of how the rooms had turned out. I agree sir! It turned out great and it's not often you hear someone thinking of your home like they would theirs, and putting that level of work and quality into it. That made a huge difference in how I viewed this company. Ricardo, you were fantastic and thank you for the great job, we will be using you again.”

— Jeff M.
Danville, CA

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

— Suzan D’Arcy

“I loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work of MB Jessee Painting and your employees. Everything turned out beautiful. Our foreman was great! He was punctual, professional, neat and very accommodating ... and went the extra mile. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”

— Michelle & Rivers Gee

“Very easy to work with, they did an outstanding job with our project of re-painting our painting our kitchen cabinets. Given the scope of the job and that our kitchen is roughly half of our upstairs living area they did a fantastic job of minimizing the mess. Workmanship was top notch, would definitely recommend.”

— Vince Scola

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

“I had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont