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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

“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

“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

“Thank you for the support you have given the Women's Cancer Resource Center over the past year!”

— Margo - Director Women's Cancer Resource Center

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“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

“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