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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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Customer Reviews

“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

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont

“I love the article in the paper on your company. Thank you for supporting our community by painting at the Claremont Middle School. Thanks!”

— Carla Banks

“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

“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 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

“Our paint crew did a great job and the foreman, Gersson was exceptionally great to work with. He was always available to answer questions, good at problem-solving, very patient, kind, and highly professional with great customer service. We definitely recommend this company, and Gersson and his crew.”

— Andrea Y.
Berkeley, 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

“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

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“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