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How To Select The Right San Francisco Painting Company

How To Select The Right San Francisco Painting Company

Before selecting a painting company in the Bay Area for your next painting project, consider this question: "What kind of painter should I hire?" Most homeowners want a quality paint job that will last but are unsure about how to select the right company. Knowing the three types of painting companies that exist will equip you to make a more informed decision. (side note: Pardon us if we are a little biased towards the third type of painter!)

MB Jessee categorizes painters into three groups: "the bucket and brush painter," a run of the mill professional, and the genuine professional.

Bucket and Brush Painter

You've all seen a bucket and brush painter. A bucket and a brush painting 'company' typically is not a company but just a guy looking to make a buck. He is notorious for not showing up on Mondays, and when he does show up, it is usually in a classy, rust-bucket sedan. He may also work well into the evening taking long breaks when the surf is good. This type of painter may very well leave you with souvenirs such as a few paint drips on your carpet, floors and windows, though the overall surface will look decent. His prices are below average but warranties do not exist with such a company.

Seen Around Painter, but not as Professional

Your "seen around" painter is normally good at what he does but lacks professionalism. A semi-professional can be identified by their staff of painters but lack of company vehicles, no employee background checks, up to date insurance, uniformed employees, occasional tardiness showing up for appointments, and not always returning phone calls in a timely fashion. Such a company also has their own agenda when it comes to painting your home rather than making you and your needs a priority. This type of painter usually prices jobs that are appealing to most homeowners at a quick glance. One of the main problems we've heard homeowners complain about when using this type of painter is change orders. In other words, many times, the contractor forgets to bid something or estimates one coat, when it really needs two coats. Homeowners tell us they have to spend more money in the end. So look carefully at a price that might look "cheaper" when making a decision and discuss change orders up front.

A True Professional

The painting contractor we hope you will choose is the "True Professional." A true professional will NOT let you down. A quality paint company typically charges a little more up front for their painting services but for good reasons. You will not get hit with lots of change orders and the end result will be backed by a good warranty. A true professional painting company runs his or her business with high standards and is trustworthy. This type of company returns calls and emails quickly, listens carefully to your requests and needs, identifies a solution, and will get the job done with an incredible staff of background-checked and exceptionally clean painters.

If you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area, you have many choices for your painting project. MB Jessee Painting has been known in our area for being a "True Professional" paint company. It would be our privilege to serve you the next time you need any type of painting on your home or office.

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Customer Reviews

“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

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont

“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.”

“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

“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

“Hello Matt,Just another notice of thanks to your wonderful crew, Rigoberto, Javier and John. They did fantastic work, with Rigo providing meticulous and conscientious attention to the details and excellent woodwork finishing, as evidenced by the beautiful fireplace. Javier did a fantastic job in the bathroom especially, it looks "brand new," and John always does quality work, both with the interior and exterior. I can tell they care about what they do. Rigo's "punch out" was very thorough, too. I will call again when I need some more work and will definitely recommend your company and fine crew. I also felt as a homeowner, I could leave my house in their good hands during the day and that took a lot of worry from me, they were honest, prompt and reliable. They were also very kind, respectful and clean in their work, very professional. Thank you.”

— Beth Marx & Melissa Kirsch
Oakland

“I just wanted to send you an email to say that John did such a great job over here today. He is truly a hard worker. He has the perfect balance of friendliness, honesty, and professionalism. I trust him. He takes the time to do the job to the best of his ability and that is what sets him (and your company) apart from the competition. He didn't make me feel rushed. He really made me feel like our job was the most important thing in the world. Thanks again!”

— Jo
Oakland

“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

“Awesome work by highly experienced, professional painters. They were: Conscious about the amount of time it would take. Ours had a lot of pre-work and took 3 weeks. Accommodating when we added a few last-minute changes Understanding when a heatwave hit and we remove some of the plastic sheeting over windows, which they had to put back up the next day. Accessible, especially the on-site crew (Hi Jose & Victor!) -- always answering questions and checking in. The end result is a perfect paint job that makes our 94-year-old house look brand new. I would definitely hire MBJ again”

— Stacey R.
Oakland, CA

“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

“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