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Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA

 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA

“I started with a single bid cost to do the bulk of a very large historic building that needed major prep work, but after seeing the initial results...well...I added three more areas which now looked tired next to the pristine work this company accomplished! What an incredible execution of professional workmanship, which seems hard to find these days.”

This historic mansion, built in 1861, has a unique history. Designed by east coast architects, it was a home away from home for Civil War officers. If only these walls could talk… The grounds are part of the Historic Benicia Arsenal, and have been walked by both General Grant and Sherman.

Today, this gorgeous mansion is a popular wedding venue. Given its age, significance, and the need to look its best for every photo opportunity and event, painting this property was a unique privilege.

We worked closely with Reed R, property manager, developing a plan for surface repair and painting that would bring this estate back to its full glory.

Extensive Surface Preparation and Painting

“The site was left immaculate after each day's work, even with all the scraping that was transpired. Planting areas were covered, plastic covering disposed each evening, equipment put away and a nice greeting each time I came to view the work in progress.”

Our process included:

  • Pressure washing

  • Protecting the grounds and plants

  • Masking all surround surfaces

  • Extensive scraping and sanding

  • Painting the fascia and stucco siding

  • Painting a variety of the windows and doors

  • Spot priming and painting the trellis

As always, we provided careful attention to detail, respect for the space, and friendly, uniformed painters.

Delivering Exceptional Results

 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA
 Painting a Historic Venue in Benicia, CA

Please take a moment to look through the photos above for a closer look at the full project scope and transformation. We’re also thrilled that Reed enjoyed the experience just as much as the results:

“From the beginning of this project until the end, total professional standards, execution, and attention to detail. Amazing!”

To learn more about our commercial painting services, or to discuss your own project needs, please contact us for a free consultation. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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Customer Reviews

“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

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work of MB Jessee Painting and your employees. Everything turned out beautiful. Our foreman was great! He was punctual, professional, neat and very accommodating ... and went the extra mile. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”

— Michelle & Rivers Gee

“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

“Thank you for the support you have given the Women's Cancer Resource Center over the past year!”

— Margo - Director Women's Cancer Resource Center

“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 completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard