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Historic Home Restoration: How a Professional Painter Can Help

Historic Home Restoration: How a Professional Painter Can Help

The San Francisco Bay area is famous around the world for its architecture, and many of our homes have become landmarks for their classic beauty and creative charm. While owning a historic home in Oakland or the San Francisco area is something to enjoy and to be proud of, the effects of time can be a challenge. When a historic home is starting to show its age, how can you restore it? What services would a professional painter have to make it glow with health and beauty again?

Surface Restoration

When wooden surfaces on your home exterior have deteriorated, an experienced painting company can restore them. It takes special skill and knowledge to be able to remove and replace damaged sections in a way that will match the rest of the home. Also, there are wood fillers and other techniques that can be used to halt and reverse the effects of time.

Protective Coatings

Your exterior paint doesn’t just beautify your historic home; it protects it from weather and insects that would otherwise cause it to crumble. An experienced painting contractor will use high-quality primers and exterior paints to make sure your home is thoroughly preserved from the deleterious effects of nature.

Authentic Historic Colors

While many of today’s trendy colors are vibrant and attractive, the most fitting color choices for a historic home are those that are authentic to the period when it was designed.

One way that a professional painter can discover the original color of your historic house is by carefully removing subsequent layers of paint, like an archaeologist! This can be done without leaving visible damage on the surface.

A painter who is experienced with historic restorations in the San Francisco area also has other tools for keeping colors authentic. For example, their work on other homes in the area will inform their recommendations. Also, the architecture and style of our region has been very well documented, so there are many photographs, paintings, descriptions, and other resources to help get the look just right.

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MB Jessee, the Bay Area’s Experienced Painting Company

If you are looking for a helping hand to restore your historic home to its full beauty, you can trust MB Jessee to produce exceptional results. Our experts can help you select the colors that will make your home stand out in the crowd, and our painters will make sure the house is protected against the effects of time and nature.

MB Jessee serves Oakland, San Francisco, Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, Freemont, and the greater San Francisco Bay area. Contact us today to find out how we can serve you with interior and exterior house painting!

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“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

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— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“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

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— Tim Tyson

“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

“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.”

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Oakland

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— Jessica Dodson

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— Craig
Alameda, CA

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— Cari Cheney

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— Richard
Orinda

“Just had MB Jessee paint the interior of our house and they did a wonderful job. They tackled some crazy wallpaper as well as painted some very high ceilings and walls. The whole process was quick and they did a great job! We are very pleased. I was also very impressed by the crew. They were very personable, kind and actually took pride in the work they were doing. In one of our conversations with the lead Ricardo, he actually told me he was very proud of how the rooms had turned out. I agree sir! It turned out great and it's not often you hear someone thinking of your home like they would theirs, and putting that level of work and quality into it. That made a huge difference in how I viewed this company. Ricardo, you were fantastic and thank you for the great job, we will be using you again.”

— Jeff M.
Danville, CA