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.