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Does the Quality of Your Paint Matter?

interior painter Bay Area California Does the Quality of Your Paint Matter?

The paint your painter chooses speaks volumes about the quality of their work and strategic approach to your project...

In one of our recent blogs, we shared 6 tips for comparing multiple painting bids. #5 on our list covers “Paint Coats and Quality,” a crucial component of your overall estimate.

In this project case study, we specifically shared the paint product we used, and why we chose it.

Why this focus on the product, and not just the process? Because the product is part of the process. A thorough, experienced painting company knows this, and puts a high premium on using paint that will perform well and meet your needs.

Why Your Paint Really Matters

The truth is, not all paint products are equal. You get what you pay for, ranging from bargain brands at big box stores to premium, specialized products that aren’t even available to the general public.

Manufacturers develop the formula for specific applications and purposes, delivering different levels of performance, longevity, hide, required maintenance, sheen, VOC level, and more.

It also comes down to the quality of your ingredients, including:

  • Additives - Determine drying time and other features of the curing process unique to the paint you choose.

  • Pigment - This is essentially the color of your paint, made with both naturally-occurring and manufactured components.

  • Solvent - This is the liquid that ensures the binders and pigments stay in a suspended state until after they’re applied.

  • Binders - Come together to create the paint film as the solvent evaporates.

Does this mean that you always have to buy expensive, premium paint for your project? No, not necessarily! But it’s important to realize that quality does matter, and will have a direct impact on the performance and value of your finished product.

What Are the Benefits of Using High-Quality Paint?

Good paint may cost more than a bargain brand, but it’ll more than pay for itself by lasting longer and looking much, much better!

Here are a few other practical benefits to keep in mind:

  • Color Retention - It stays true to the color you fell in love with rather than fading or growing discolored.

  • Longevity - Long-lasting products equal better value, every time.

  • Durability - Paint is a first line of defense against environmental threats, making its strength a real asset.

  • Ease of Application - Good paint if more efficient to apply, providing an additional savings.

  • Enduring Value - A well-painted home offers a strong return on investment.

The takeaway?

Quality matters! Even if it costs more upfront, investing in a product that will really work and perform as you need it to is a win from every angle. Ask your painter any questions you have, and be sure you know exactly what’s being used for your project and why.

If you have any additional questions about painting your Bay Area property, please feel free to contact us at MB Jessee Painting directly. We’re here to help!

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“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“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 people at M.B. Jessee are great – from the painters to the office staff to Matt. Talk about leadership from the top.”

— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“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 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

“Matt, We are very happy with how all of the painting worked out. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the work in the bathroom. I liked working with Victor, he and Marvin were extremely conscientious about doing a great job, not just the minimum. I know the front door took a lot longer than you'd expected. But they did it PERFECTLY. We never thought it could turn out like that! Thanks again for the great work. We'll be calling you again in the future!”

— Craig
Alameda, CA

“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

“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

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“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 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