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Commercial Painting for Exterior Metal in the Bay Area

 Commercial Painting for Exterior Metal in the Bay Area


There are many benefits to living and working in the San Francisco Bay region, and it doesn’t take long to list a bunch of them! However, one downside to those ocean views and offshore breezes is the salt in the air. This means that exterior metal surfaces on commercial structures are more susceptible to rust and deterioration. For that reason, it is important to keep the paint fresh and well-maintained on those metal items.

Keys to Long-Lasting Metal Painting

In order to achieve the most attractive and durable results in your exterior metal painting, your commercial painting contractor needs to follow several key steps:

  • Surface Preparation: Every type of commercial painting requires surface preparation, and in the case of exterior metal, this is especially true. The metal needs to be carefully and thoroughly cleaned. Any rusty or damaged areas need to be remediated. Additionally, some types of metals or prior coatings need to be chemically or physically etched prior to painting.
  • Priming Where Needed: If there is any bare metal, this requires priming before a topcoat can be applied. Also, a primer may be necessary in the case of a drastic color change, or if the prior coating is resistant to the new topcoat.
  • Premium Products: In commercial painting, most of the cost is in the labor and overhead. The cost of the actual paint is quite minimal, so it does not make any sense to go cheap here. A good commercial painter will apply only top-of-the-line products to your metal surfaces here in the Bay area, or they will simply not hold up to the effects of time, sun exposure, and moist, salty air.
  • Proper Techniques: The method of application has a significant effect on the appearance and longevity of the paint job. A commercial painting company should have up-to-date and well-maintained spray equipment, and must follow industry best practices when using it.

Other Concerns when Painting Commercial Metal Surfaces

Every commercial enterprise needs to be concerned about liability, which is why MB Jessee places such a premium on safety in all we do. Our painters are thoroughly trained and regularly reminded about safety procedures, and we work hard to keep everyone safe: your personnel, your clients, and our painters.

Another relevant concern is the downtime that can be involved in commercial painting. Thankfully, MB Jessee offers our San Francisco area clients flexible scheduling to help you minimize downtime. That means we will work evenings, weekends, holidays, or whenever it suits you best, to reduce the interference with your operations to an absolute minimum.

Common Items for Commercial Metal Painting

Here in the San Francisco area, there are many exterior metal surfaces that need painting and maintenance:

  • Roofing
  • Railings
  • Fire Escapes
  • Window Frames
  • Fire Doors
  • Structural Steel
  • Pipes
  • Traffic Barriers
  • Tanks
  • Ladders
  • Docks
  • And much more!

Recent Commercial Painting Project

The photo above is from a commercial painting project we recently completed. This Shell gas station in San Jose was in need of some careful attention. Our commercial painting crews are ready, no matter what you need painted: metal, concrete, asphalt, cinderblock, stucco, wood, and more!

Contact MB Jessee for a consultation and estimate on your commercial metal painting job here in Oakland, San Jose, or anywhere in the San Francisco Bay area.



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Customer Reviews

“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

“Thank you for the support you have given the Women's Cancer Resource Center over the past year!”

— Margo - Director Women's Cancer Resource Center

“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

“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

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

“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

“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

“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

“Today I received a beautiful bouquet from your company. It was totally unexpected and very much appreciated--a lovely surprise. Also today, your crew finished my job. I am so pleased with all their fine work. Richard is absolutely amazing and a total delight to work with. He was also extremely helpful during the paint color process. The interior work in my home far exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to you and the crew for an outstanding job. Thank you, thank you for a terrific job!”

— Barbara
Piedmont

“In September, MBJessee finished painting two sides of our 3-story condominium building (six owners). We were impressed by the professionalism of the company and every one of its workers, Matt Jessee couldn't have been more helpful in planning the project. His painters were well-trained, easy to communicate with and eager to please. In addition to painting the stucco, they made extensive repairs on windows and frames, which will save us considerable money in the future. They finished earlier than anticipated, with as many as five men working on the job, and the scaffolding came down the next day. All of us were delighted with the results. Now my husband and I are looking forward to having MB Jessee paint our own apartment later this month. Matt and Gustavo (who will be our crew leader again) have explained how they will work to make the painting proceed smoothly while we're living here, and they have been endlessly patient with our protracted decision-making process. If you look at their website, you'll learn that MB Jessee is an exemplary company that takes good care of its workers as well as its customers, and contributes public service projects to the community. All in all, we can't recommend MB Jessee highly enough.”

— Jayne W.
San Francisco, CA

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“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