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Coastal Home Maintenance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Exterior Metal Maintenance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Owning a home near the coast here in the San Francisco area is a great privilege, but it comes with certain maintenance. The issue is that those lovely mists and the salty tang actually provide the exact two things that cause rust.

It is important to maintain the metal that is part of your home exterior, such as railings, window hardware, gutters, or furniture. All of these can greatly enhance the beauty and the functionality of your home. They can do this best, however, when they are kept free from rust and corrosion. There are three primary ways to help keep these parts of your home in good repair and looking fresh: cleaning, painting and prevention.

Cleaning exterior metal surfaces

One simple but important way that you can help to keep exterior metal surfaces in good repair is to clean them regularly. In coastal homes in the San Francisco Bay area, salt can collect on these surfaces and cause corrosion. Cleaning regularly with a mild detergent can help to prevent a build up of salt or other corrosive substances. Do not use harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia, as these may damage the paint or finish. Use fresh water to rinse, and try to leave surfaces dry to prevent rust. In the case of outdoor furniture, you can help to keep it clean and protected from salty buildup by covering it when it is not in use.

Painting exterior metal surfaces

Sometimes a simple cleaning is not enough to keep exterior metal looking great. When the paint has become worn or chipped, repainting is the best way to keep the metal from corroding. If there is already rusting or corrosion, those areas will need to be treated before the metal can be painted. In many cases, if you want to match an exact color, you can order paint from the manufacturer. Remember that the metal surfaces need to be sound, clean and dry before paint can be applied.

Rust Prevention

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is definitely true with exterior metal maintenance! Whenever possible, it is best to take preventative steps to keep your home exterior in good shape. By regularly inspecting all metal work, checking for damaged or worn paint and for corrosion or rust, you can help prevent more significant damage to your house. Treating problems early will prevent them from becoming much bigger problems.

San Francisco Exterior Painting Contractor

MB JESSEE is one of San Francisco's most respected painting contractors. With decades of experience in caring for coastal homes, MB JESSEE can be trusted to give your exterior metal the kind of treatment it needs to keep it looking fresh and classy! Read more about our San Francisco painting services.

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“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

“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

“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

“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.
Pleasant Hill

“I just wanted to send you an email to say that John did such a great job over here today. He is truly a hard worker. He has the perfect balance of friendliness, honesty, and professionalism. I trust him. He takes the time to do the job to the best of his ability and that is what sets him (and your company) apart from the competition. He didn't make me feel rushed. He really made me feel like our job was the most important thing in the world. Thanks again!”

— Jo
Oakland

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, CA

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson

“I highly recommend MB Jesse Painting to anyone looking for a professional team that does an impressive job. They are on time, efficient and clean up well each and every day they are on site. They pay attention to detail and listen to the needs of their clients. In addition, they give back to the community. A Five Star team all the way around.”

— Erin Troy

“Hello Matt,Just another notice of thanks to your wonderful crew, Rigoberto, Javier and John. They did fantastic work, with Rigo providing meticulous and conscientious attention to the details and excellent woodwork finishing, as evidenced by the beautiful fireplace. Javier did a fantastic job in the bathroom especially, it looks "brand new," and John always does quality work, both with the interior and exterior. I can tell they care about what they do. Rigo's "punch out" was very thorough, too. I will call again when I need some more work and will definitely recommend your company and fine crew. I also felt as a homeowner, I could leave my house in their good hands during the day and that took a lot of worry from me, they were honest, prompt and reliable. They were also very kind, respectful and clean in their work, very professional. Thank you.”

— Beth Marx & Melissa Kirsch
Oakland

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director