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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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

— Paul Markovich

“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 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

“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

“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

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“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