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High-Quality House Painting in the Bay Area: What Should You Look For?

 High-Quality House Painting in the Bay Area: What Should You Look For?

There’s a tremendous difference between a mediocre paint job and a high-quality paint job for your home. And trust us, you don’t want a mediocre finish. The price tag might be initially attractive, and the paint itself might even look good, but time will definitely make the differences apparent.

We’ve outlined a few points to look for below, and you really could turn any of these into questions/talking points to share with your prospective painting company. Their answers will help you know what kind of results, value, and service experience you can expect.

What Goes Into Quality House Painting?

Here’s a closer look:

  • Fully credentialed, including being licensed and insured
  • Proven paint products (cheaper is NOT better)
  • In-house team of painters
  • Local experience and longevity
  • Clear, detailed estimate
  • Extensive surface preparation

Let’s camp on that last point a little longer.

Surface preparation dictates 80% of an exterior painting project’s success - not many Bay Area homeowners realize this. Deep cleaning, repairs, sanding, priming… These early steps create a clean, solid foundation for your paint to adhere to, and that translates to a longer-lasting (and more attractive!) paint finish.

An Exceptional House Painting Experience

You don’t just deserve great craftsmanship; you also deserve a great service experience.

We encourage you to look at reviews before hiring a painter. And don’t just look for the good ones! There will inevitably be lower ratings here and there, but the way that the painting company responded to those reviews will tell you a lot.

Here at MB Jessee Painting in Oakland, we’re grateful for an incredible team, and also for incredible clients who are so willing to share their experiences.

As an example, take a look at these kind words that were recently shared on Google and Yelp.

Let’s Discuss Your Bay Area Painting Project

You can start by exploring our residential painting services, but be sure to reach out with any questions. We’re here to help!



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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, 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 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

“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

“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
Oakland

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland