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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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“In all the years I've worked with MB Jessee, I'm always so impressed by your crews. They are so respectful of everything--you never even know they're there! Except that the paint looks amazing when they're gone. We've had one showing of our home and already have an offer. I'm sure it is because the paint looks so beautiful.”

— Erin T.
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Piedmont

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Oakland, CA

“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.”

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“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

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Oakland

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