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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

“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

“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

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

“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

“I loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont

“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

“I highly recommend MB Jesse Painting to anyone looking for a professional team that does an impressive job. They are on time, efficient and clean up well each and every day they are on site. They pay attention to detail and listen to the needs of their clients. In addition, they give back to the community. A Five Star team all the way around.”

— Erin Troy

“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

“I had my wooden kitchen cabinets painted white. Anabal and Danielle were doing the job. I have nothing but praise for them. They came on time, cleaned up every day, were respective, friendly and helpful. If the rest of Jessee's crew are as great as Anabal and Danielle, this company will go far.”

— Anni S.
Oakland, CA

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb