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Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley !

Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley
Exterior Commercial Painting - A Large-Scale Transformation in Downtown Berkeley

We often feature our residential painting projects on social media and in our blog. While this is a huge part of who are and the work we do, we’re excited to let you in on another side of MB Jessee.

Specifically, our commercial side.

In addition to painting homes throughout the Bay Area, we also apply our expertise to a wide variety of local businesses, HOAs, apartment buildings, and more. As just one example, be sure to check out the interior painting we completed in this Michelin-starred restaurant (pretty tasty, in every way).

Today, let’s take a quick tour of a large apartment building we just wrapped up. The photos tell the story best, but we have a few details below for you as well.

Being a Lead-Safe Certified Painter Came In Handy!

When we first arrived we discovered what had the potential to be a beautiful old building. The lines and detailed elements point back to an older age of craftsmanship that we love seeing (and restoring!) whenever we have the opportunity.

Unfortunately, age is a two-edged sword. Time had left its mark, leaving scarred and decayed surfaces behind. We also really had no record of when it was last painted; it was just undeniably a long, long time ago.

Beyond needing repair and TLC, we also knew that the presence of lead paint posed a potential threat. Our team is lead-safe certified by the EPA, however, meaning that we have the knowledge and experience necessary to safely manage and control this hazard. Our team did a wonderful job following the correct procedures to effectively navigate, contain, and seal the outdated surface.

Repairing the Wood Rot Before Exterior Painting

Every enduring painting project begins with thorough surface preparation and repair. If you skimp on this part, you’re building on a faulty foundation that will compromise the lifespan and integrity of your work.

With the help of professional carpentry services, we repaired and replaced those sections of exterior wood that had been consumed by rot. This made having a healthy, restored surface possible.

How About the Actual Painting Process?

We used four different colors, creating a totally refreshed style. The light trim color also helps that beautiful, old-school detail work that we mentioned to pop out even more. Be sure to click through the slideshow above to see what this looks like in living color!

Did you know...

We can offer digital renderings of a project! In this case, we were able to give our client a preview of what different colors, hues, and placements would look like through digital renderings of actual photos.

Can We Help with Your Residential or Commercial Painting Project?

The MB Jessee team is here to help however we can. And, as you may have gathered, we have a vested interest in doing all of our work correctly. Achieving beautiful, lasting results is our goal every time we pick up a brush, roller, or sprayer.

Contact us today with your questions!


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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“Charles finished yesterday and did a fantastic job. We really enjoyed meeting Charles and having him in our home. He is a great guy in addition to his attention to detail in his work, the protection of our floors, walls and furnishings, and his overall interaction with us both. I would be pleased to recommend him to any of my clients.”

— Ken Morrison
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

“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

“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

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“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

“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

“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

“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