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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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— Mrs. S
San Leandro

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San Francisco, CA

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— Craig
Alameda, CA

“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.”

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Livermore, CA

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Orinda

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— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

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