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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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“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 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

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
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

“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

“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

“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 walk through 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 Jansen

“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

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.
Oakland

“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco