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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

“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

“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

“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

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“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

“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

“I just wanted to send you an email to say that John did such a great job over here today. He is truly a hard worker. He has the perfect balance of friendliness, honesty, and professionalism. I trust him. He takes the time to do the job to the best of his ability and that is what sets him (and your company) apart from the competition. He didn't make me feel rushed. He really made me feel like our job was the most important thing in the world. Thanks again!”

— Jo
Oakland

“Richard and crew have been great, for sure. As much as I look forward to having the job done and my house back in order, I really enjoyed having them around. You should feel really good about how they represent your company.”

— Jessica Dodson

“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

“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

“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

“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