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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.

Private Residence Pebble Beach
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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“I love the article in the paper on your company. Thank you for supporting our community by painting at the Claremont Middle School. Thanks!”

— Carla Banks

“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

“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

“I cannot imagine finer painters--and I have worked with many. They work exceptionally hard. It is a joy to see their workmanship!”

— Alicia R.

“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

— Cynthia Brian
Morgan, CA