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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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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“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

“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