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Plaster Repair in the Bay Area - Proactively Keeping Your Walls Beautiful and Healthy

Plaster Repair in the Bay Area - Proactively Keeping Your Walls Beautiful and Healthy

Plaster, though not used as often these days in modern construction, offers tremendous benefits. It’s solid and strong, resists mold, and deadens sound as well. These are all attributes that any interior space would be happy to have.

As the baby boom of the last century came along, however, a wall and ceiling material that didn’t require so much technical skill to install became necessary. After all, whole neighborhoods were being erected as fast as possible in the 1950s, and there just wasn’t time for the artistry of flawless plastering.

Enter the era of drywall (gypsum board).

If your home has plaster walls, you are fortunate in many ways. You also may have found, however, that it can be a little difficult to find a painting company with the skills and knowledge necessary for plaster repair and care. Our team at MB Jessee is happy to meet that need for our Bay Area clients, delivering old-school craftsmanship in our modern world.

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Photo by Andrea Bartholick Pace Interior Design

Common Signs That Your Plaster Walls Need Repair

We can’t overemphasize how important proactive plaster repair really is. Ignored or unnoticed symptoms eventually require more extensive correction, making prompt care the most cost-effective and sensible option.

  • Watch for Cracks - Plaster may be solid, but it also is brittle. This means that expansion and contraction within your home, and natural shifts, can cause cracking over time.
  • Monitor Cracks - Hairline cracks are common and acceptable. If you have one already, just watch it closely, or maybe snap a photo if you don’t quite trust your memory. If it spreads or widens, it’s time to call a professional.
  • Water Damage - If your walls experience moisture intrusion, on a large or small scale, it is important to call a painting company that deals with plaster repair. As we mentioned above, catching damage and decay early is key.

Assessment is an essential first step, making it absolutely imperative that you find a qualified, experienced plaster repair expert. Determining whether the repair can be made topically or if there is an underlying structural issue, for example, is a crucial first step that will impact the overall success of your project.

Plaster Repair in Oakland and the Bay Area - We’re Ready to Serve You!

At MB Jessee, we believe in doing the work correctly the first time, yielding the beautiful, lasting results that our business is built upon. Contact us today to discuss your concerns and questions!

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Customer Reviews

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“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

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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