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Hello, Curb Appeal! Exterior House Painting in Oakland

 Hello, Curb Appeal! Exterior House Painting in Oakland

House painting in the Bay Area is always a satisfying experience, watching fresh colors roll out and surfaces be restored. But every now and then we finish a project that offers a particularly drastic transformation.

This was definitely one of those projects.

Carol’s Oakland home is beautiful, but it was ready for fresh paint and a cohesive palette. Let’s take a quick project tour below, and be sure to reach out with any questions about your own exterior painting needs.

How to prepare for exterior painting

As we always say, preparation is 80% of a successful project, laying the foundation for a beautiful finish that really lasts. Fresh paint should be attractive, but it also has hard work to do as the first line of defense against pest, moisture intrusion, UV damage, rot, and other environmental factors.

Here’s a look at our process:

  • Deep clean of exterior surfaces

  • Masking and protecting window glass and other nearby, non-painted sections of your home

  • Covering landscaping and plants

  • Scraping and sanding (a mix of work done by hand and with an orbital sander)

  • Caulking

  • Priming

  • Paint

Check out the full transformation!

 Hello, Curb Appeal! Exterior House Painting in Oakland
 Hello, Curb Appeal! Exterior House Painting in Oakland
 Hello, Curb Appeal! Exterior House Painting in Oakland
 Hello, Curb Appeal! Exterior House Painting in Oakland

What are the new house colors?

Just in case the project sparked a little inspiration, here are the specific colors we used, all from our friends at Kelly-Moore Paints.

  • Body: Rotunda White (KM5819)

  • Trim: Subway (KM4943)

  • Front gable: we used Subway for the outer frame, and Rotunda White for the center inset

  • Front and back door: Sequoia Redwood (gloss finish)

As a side note, these were picked with the help of a local color consultant that we often partner with. If you’re stumped when it comes to choosing paint colors, just ask for help! There are plenty of resources at our disposal (and yours!) to help you make the very most of your project.

Have any additional house painting questions?

Please reach out to us at MB Jessee Painting, Inc., or start by exploring our residential painting services here.

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Customer Reviews

“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

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

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

“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

“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

“I had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“I highly recommend MB Jesse Painting to anyone looking for a professional team that does an impressive job. They are on time, efficient and clean up well each and every day they are on site. They pay attention to detail and listen to the needs of their clients. In addition, they give back to the community. A Five Star team all the way around.”

— Erin Troy

“Matt, Julie & Ricardo, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the three of you for the wonderful job you did in hosting the SFBA NARI Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Members and guests alike walked away with a truly positive experience. The "painter for a day" and the cookies in the paint cans were an absolute brilliant touch and received rave reviews. What a wonderful way to do such positive marketing. Thanks again for a truly memorable experience for our members and guests. You are valued as a NARI member.”

— Judy Tufo, SFBA NARI Executive Director

“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

“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

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

“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