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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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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“In September, MBJessee finished painting two sides of our 3-story condominium building (six owners). We were impressed by the professionalism of the company and every one of its workers, Matt Jessee couldn't have been more helpful in planning the project. His painters were well-trained, easy to communicate with and eager to please. In addition to painting the stucco, they made extensive repairs on windows and frames, which will save us considerable money in the future. They finished earlier than anticipated, with as many as five men working on the job, and the scaffolding came down the next day. All of us were delighted with the results. Now my husband and I are looking forward to having MB Jessee paint our own apartment later this month. Matt and Gustavo (who will be our crew leader again) have explained how they will work to make the painting proceed smoothly while we're living here, and they have been endlessly patient with our protracted decision-making process. If you look at their website, you'll learn that MB Jessee is an exemplary company that takes good care of its workers as well as its customers, and contributes public service projects to the community. All in all, we can't recommend MB Jessee highly enough.”

— Jayne W.
San Francisco, CA