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Painting and Caulking: How They Work Together To Protect Your Property

 Painting and Caulking: How They Work Together To Protect Your Property

We all know that paint can drastically improve your property’s appearance. In fact, a professional paint job is the fastest, most cost-effective route to an updated look, offering lasting value at the same time.

Paint is more than a pretty face, though. It’s also a shield for your surfaces, blocking out UV damage, pests, premature decay, rot, moisture, and more.

This is why we invest time in our preparation process, ensuring that your primer and paint can bond securely and be set up for success. Cleaning, scraping, sanding, repairs… Each step works together to deliver the strongest, best paint job possible.

Today, let’s focus on another unsung hero of the exterior painting process: caulk.

Caulking Services in the Bay Area

Just like interior caulking, exterior caulk helps create a smooth finish, seamlessly filling small cracks and gaps. Outdoors, however, your caulking has a few additional items in its job description.

First and foremost, exterior caulk helps create a weather-tight seal, making it a key player in your property’s overall efficiency. It also locks out moisture, in turn preventing water damage, rot, and decay. Age will eventually get the best of it, though, turning the material brittle. Cracks form and chunks can fall out, breaking down the armor.

During your routine repaint or touch-ups, have your painter check your caulking. Proactive replacement can save you a lot of money in avoidable damage (and subsequent repairs).

Commercial Painting and Caulking

 Painting and Caulking: How They Work Together To Protect Your Property
 Painting and Caulking: How They Work Together To Protect Your Property
 Painting and Caulking: How They Work Together To Protect Your Property
 Painting and Caulking: How They Work Together To Protect Your Property

Take a look at the photos above! Our team recently painted this commercial Bay Area property, including stripping out the failed caulking around the windows and replacing it with fresh material.

We then painted the facility, completing the fresh look (and protection).

Let’s Discuss Your Bay Area Commercial Painting Project

Doing the job correctly is essential, yielding the best return on your investment. If you have any questions about the process (or our services), reach out to us at MB Jessee Painting. It would be our pleasure to serve you.

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Customer Reviews

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“In September, MBJessee finished painting two sides of our 3-story condominium building (six owners). We were impressed by the professionalism of the company and every one of its workers, Matt Jessee couldn't have been more helpful in planning the project. His painters were well-trained, easy to communicate with and eager to please. In addition to painting the stucco, they made extensive repairs on windows and frames, which will save us considerable money in the future. They finished earlier than anticipated, with as many as five men working on the job, and the scaffolding came down the next day. All of us were delighted with the results. Now my husband and I are looking forward to having MB Jessee paint our own apartment later this month. Matt and Gustavo (who will be our crew leader again) have explained how they will work to make the painting proceed smoothly while we're living here, and they have been endlessly patient with our protracted decision-making process. If you look at their website, you'll learn that MB Jessee is an exemplary company that takes good care of its workers as well as its customers, and contributes public service projects to the community. All in all, we can't recommend MB Jessee highly enough.”

— Jayne W.
San Francisco, CA

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“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

“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