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Exterior Painting in San Francisco: Surface Prep Matters!

 Exterior Painting in San Francisco: Surface Prep Matters!

As professional house painters, it’s easy to focus on the results. That gorgeous new paint, smooth finishes, perfectly cut lines… But sometimes it’s equally important to highlight where the project started. It offers a chance to share the all-important process, and point out a few good painting observations along the way.

Today, let’s take a closer look at an exterior repaint our team just finished in San Francisco.

Bubbling, Peeling Exterior Paint

 Exterior Painting in San Francisco: Surface Prep Matters!

Time for Exterior Painting Prep

Prepping the environment and surfaces are a key part of the MB Jessee Way. It makes for efficient cleanup at the end of the project, and also shows respect for our client’s property. Getting even more practical, surface prep drastically improves the finish quality and longevity of your paint job.

In other words, it’s essential. No cut corners.

Our process includes:

  • Pressure washing, depending on the age, nature, and condition of your surfaces

  • Protecting your landscaping

  • Meticulous masking

  • Wood repair, as needed (our carpentry team can make sure the wood is solid and healthy)

  • Sanding to remove old layers of failed paint

  • Priming (whether spot-priming of full-priming, the goal here is to build a strong, clean foundation for your topcoat to grip onto)

  • Caulking

  • Window glazing, as needed

  • Painting

Freshly Painted and Fully Protected

exterior house painting Exterior Painting in San Francisco: Surface Prep Matters!

And… done! We love how these fully transformed surfaces look in the new colors, plus knowing that they’re well protected against UV damage, moisture intrusion, pests, and more. Fresh paint is a durable, beautiful barrier!

If you have any more questions about house painting in the Bay Area, contact us at MB Jessee Painting! We’d love to answer your questions and discuss our process in more detail.

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Customer Reviews

“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 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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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