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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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“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

“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

“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

— Cynthia Brian
Morgan, CA

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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