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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.


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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“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

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher

“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

“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.”

“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

— Cynthia Brian
Morgan, CA

“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

“Today I received a beautiful bouquet from your company. It was totally unexpected and very much appreciated--a lovely surprise. Also today, your crew finished my job. I am so pleased with all their fine work. Richard is absolutely amazing and a total delight to work with. He was also extremely helpful during the paint color process. The interior work in my home far exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to you and the crew for an outstanding job. Thank you, thank you for a terrific job!”

— Barbara

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“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

“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

“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